The 50 Best Storytelling Rap Songs

25. Lost Boyz "Renee" (1996)

Album: Legal Drug Money
Producer: Mr. Sexxx
Label: Uptown/Universal/Cantago

Queens' quintet Lost Boyz made a name for themselves with party rap bangers like "Jeeps Lex Coups Bimaz & Benz," but they showed a different side on "Renee," the third single off their debut album Legal Drug Money. The song recounts Mr. Cheeks' his relationship with Renee, a law student on the cusp of a lucrative career. Cheeks falls in love, but it's a doomed romance; he gets an unexpected phone call in verse three informing him that Renee has fallen victim to a shooting and spends the remainder of the song drinking away the pain.

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