Biggie was a storyteller
Biggie used stories and semi-autobiographical material in his music, so listeners didn't just enjoy the rhythms but followed along in the narrative journey.
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Biggie 's rap had substance, his songs were filled with relatable material for young African-Americans. He pioneered the storytelling tools that Kendick Lamar would later perfect, using multiple voices and characters to convey an honest and relatable message to his audience. Biggie's lyrics weren’t chosen solely for political or entertainment purposes, they were chosen to be a complex combination of politics, art, and culture--all in the name of storytelling.
While Biggie may have pioneered great storytelling in hip-hop, there are more versatile hip-hop artists as far as storytelling is concerned. Some tell incredible stories through both their lyrics and the music videos they create while others us their vocal and lyrical talents to tell stories to a larger audience than Biggie ever did. Rap has come a long way since Biggie's tragic death, and its development has led to even better hip-hop artists coming into the limelight.