For me to consider a hiphop song "beautiful", it needs to fulfill several criteria such as a laid back beat, smooth hook, metaphors, style and overall good execution. This weeks Beautiful Hip Hop song is
Da Art of Storytelling by Outkast/Slick Rick.
The beat automatically makes you bob your head like a true hiphop enthusiast. Big Boi starts his verse off by describing an affair he's having with "Suzy Skrew" and the drama that involves his baby's mother. Andre 3000's story "goes hard" :
"All of the bullshit we on our back starin' at the stars above/ Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up/I said what you wanna be, she said, "Alive" It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes/ I coulda died.../"
Slick Rick finishes it off with his dilemna about trust in relationships. Knahmean?