We usually come across storytelling in music when we listen to songs with significant messages in them. For instance, the song “Pain in my Life” by Saigon ft. Trey Songz, is a mesh up of different stories that all tied together by the common theme of pain and struggle. Another example of this is the song “I Can” by Nas, which is him telling a children’s story to encourage kids to grow up and make a difference in the world.
Side Note: As a follow up on what we did in Class on Thursday, I thought it would be interesting to share another story styled song by Slick Rick called children story. In this song Slick Rick took a different approach. He wasn’t bragging about his outrageous day to day life but instead his message was more serious. He spoke about a boy who decided to make some quick cash by robbing people, until he gets shot by the cops.