Greatest Storytellers In Music

Here is the list of the greatest storytellers the music industry has ever seen.

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1Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

The best song writer to ever live and even if he doesn't want to be he was the voice of his generation a time when lyrics had meaning and instead of auto-tune he had an acoustic guitar a cracked voice and a harmonica

One of the greatest lyricist to ever live.

Absolutely the best artist on this list. However, you've forgotten his great friend Johnny Cash for wirth out Johnny, Bob wouldn't have made it.

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2Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

"She was born a heavy set girl with pig tails and curls, a heart full of gold still it wont change the world"
from "MAMA's JUST A LITTLE Girl"
By far the greatest storyteller ever, songs like Dear Mama, My block, Dopefiend's diner and So many Tears have made Tupac Immortal.

3EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

eminem talks about his life in his awesome rap, most rappers you can't even understand them but eminem raps rapid speed and you can still clearly understand him - decorulez97

Eminem shares more of his life than any other artists

4Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

"Woman held her head and cried because her son had been shot down in the street and died. " Long Live Bob Marley!

5Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.
6John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .
7Notorious B.I.G.Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

"It was all a dream" and he lived it!

8Eric ClaptonEric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

"And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold, peace to this young warrior without the sounds of gun"
Can't forget this one, specially when mixed with the genius lyrics of Tupac

9Bruce Springsteen
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The Contenders

11John Fogerty
12Frank Ocean

Although he has only one album out right now, Frank Ocean has managed to paint a pretty vivid picture with the use of double entendres in his music and his smooth voice in songs such as "lost", "Pryamids", and "Monks".

13Harry Chapin

He wrote observational songs. They were very simple and you could relate to everyday people. Sorry to see him go so early.

14NasNasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time . He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
15Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".

"You have a fast car I want a ticket to anywhere"

16Tom WaitsThomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.

He is a master storyteller. Hookers at a donut shop, a one armed dwarf throwing dice on the wharf, Downtown Train, so much more

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18Eddie VedderEddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
19Rakim
20Ice CubeO'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built ...read more.

Just listen to songs like Ghetto Vet

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