Cautionary Tales in Music

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  • Nonchalant
  • UGK
  • TLC
  • Ice Cube
  • Scarface
  • Kanye West
  • Erykah Badu
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Kool Moe Dee
  • Eminem
  • Slick Rick
  • Kendrick Lamar

TLC, "Waterfalls"

The groundbreaking female trio landed one of their biggest hits with this cautionary cut, which metaphorically warned against chasing fleeting (and potentially deadly) pleasures. In this case, it was selling drugs and unprotected sex. 

(Photo: LaFace Records)

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