The 50 Best Storytelling Rap Songs

18. Outkast "Da Art of Storytellin' (Part 1)" (1999)

Album: Aquemini
Producer: Mr. DJ
Label: La Face, Arista

Outkast's Aquemini is a soulful Southern hip-hop classic full of life lessons. A heavy one come in the form of the album's final single, "Da Art of Storytellin', Pt. 1." The song starts with Big Boi rap rapping about stepping out on the mother of his child to get sexual favors from Suzy Screw-who may or may not be a prostitute. In verse two, Andre recalls growing up with Suzy's friend Sasha and talking about their dreams as children. The two lose touch, and at the end of the song Andre gets word that she overdosed on heroin two months into a pregnancy.

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