The 50 Best Storytelling Rap Songs

31. Gang Starr "Soliloquy of Chaos" (1992)

Album: Daily Operation
Producer: DJ Premier
Label: Chrysalis/EMI

"Soliloquy of Chaos" off Gang Starr's classic 1992 album, Daily Operation, is the story of a rap show gone horribly wrong. Premo and Guru roll out in a cavalcade with Jeru the Damaja, Lil' Dap and a host of friends and arrive at the venue with Timbalands in tow, but shit quickly goes sideways when two kids get into a fight in a line outside the venue. One of the kids shoots the other, and the crowd bursts into a maelstrom of chaos and chain-snatching. The cops shuts the show down post haste, and Guru closes out the song with the moral of the story: stop the violence.

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