Best rap crime narratives

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Maybe I've missed this on search, but I'm looking for great crime narratives in rap. I tend to think of Ghostface as the best I've heard at it, but I'm totally willing to be surprised. Extra points if any appropriate the Stagger Lee narrative to a good beat.

Where you been '90s reference? (I eat cannibals), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:05 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, that would be great.

dylannn, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 04:11 (five years ago) Permalink

"Ill Street Blues" is pretty masterful.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 05:11 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm a sucker for the east coast mafia-themed stuff myself

chilli, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 07:56 (five years ago) Permalink


lex pretend, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Something recent

Meek Mill-Tony Story

pandemic, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:08 (five years ago) Permalink

whoa lex i have never heard that, it's amazing

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah Ghostface was my first thought. Maxine's even better than Shakey Dog imo. So cinematic. Love the way he moves so fast and adopts the different voices like someone who's been given five minutes to pitch a screenplay and doesn't want to leave out a single detail.

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:16 (five years ago) Permalink

"Nobody Move" by Eazy E made a huge impression on me when it came out. I still know all the lyrics.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:18 (five years ago) Permalink

nas - blaze a 50

art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:22 (five years ago) Permalink

that's warning and somebody gotta die by biggie.

knuckleheadz by raekwon but really, all of cuban linx 1 is catnip here.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Ice Cube "Ghetto Bird"
Ice T "6 in the Morning"
Kool G Rap "On the Run", "Train Robbery"
loads of Mobb Deep songs

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

E-40 "Da Art of Storytellin"

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Digital Underground "It's a Good Thing That We're Rappin"

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Kool Keith's "Weapon World" as a standout from the album.

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

that album's the pinnacle of Prince Paul's career imho

would totally watch a stage adaptation lol

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Everything that's been posted so far is awesome, wow, hadn't heard any of these before except Knuckleheadz. "On The Run" approaches epic status.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

that whole album is dope

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

"On the Run" is like a Sopranos episode. I like how G Rap, unlike a lot of other rappers, always seems to have an "old lady" to stick by his side.

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:38 (five years ago) Permalink

sisilafami, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:22 (five years ago) Permalink

ennui soundsystem, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 23:38 (five years ago) Permalink

8Ball & MJG - Armed Robbery

LEP & Yukmouth - 211

Nas - Undying Love

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink

"Bad Dreams" by Chill Rob G, tho I prefer the Tricky version.

Jurgis Rudkus // Dick Butkus (Pillbox), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 03:40 (five years ago) Permalink

boogie down productions - loves gonna getcha (material love)

gucci mane - timothy (lol at how it is tagged 'official video' for a blurry screen shot)

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 03:44 (five years ago) Permalink

feelin this thread. 'aunt dot' is sick. never heard that one before.


original bgm, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I love Aunt Dot. Was it ever continued? She says something about that at the end of the song..

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Kickboyface, Saturday, 26 May 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

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