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Joell Ortiz & Raekwon Join Forces For A Rap Tale Of Love & Revenge (Audio)

Five years ago, Joell Ortiz and Raekwon joined Pusha T plus Danny Brown on "Tick, Tock." The hard-hitting collaboration was just the right combination for The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack. With Raekwon hailing from one of Rap's super-crews of the 1990s, and Joell as one-fourth of one of... Read more

Scarface Returns To Seduction Storytelling On An All-New Single (Audio)

In his nearly 30 year career, Scarface and the Geto Boys have told a lot of stories. Moreover, the Houston, Texas MC has made quite a few songs about interpersonal relations and bedroom maneuvers. From a certain My Homies hit single to the expanded metaphor of "Mary Jane," 'Face is... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff Calls Will Smith One Of Rap’s Greatest Storytellers. Do You Agree?

Slick Rick, Dana Dane, Rakim, Ghostface Killah, Ice Cube, Andre 3000, Nas, Kendrick Lamar...Hip-Hop has its list of great storytellers. According to DJ Jazzy Jeff, any GOAT Storyteller list is severely suspect if it does not include Will Smith, perhaps forever known to Hip-Hop Heads as The Fresh Prince. In... Read more

I Got a Story to Tell…Here’s a Playlist Dedicated to the Art of Storytelling in Rhymes (Audio)

Many MCs have witty punch lines, but a rare few have the ability to tell a full and engaging story over 48 bars and 3 hooks. Here's a playlist dedicated to some of Hip-Hop's artful storytellers. You know the names: Nas, Biggie, Slick Rick, Eminem, KRS-One, Ice Cube, Jay Z,... Read more