What’s considered the “fourth wall” in music? (4 points explained)

Today I’ll be answering the question “What’s considered the “fourth wall” in music?”.

The 4th wall is hardly ever discussed, especially in music, but we’re gonna attempt to figure it out.

When I first found this question, I immediately applied it to Deadpool.

That’s just a fun fact, but let’s get into the question.

What’s considered the “fourth wall” in music?

Talking directly try the audience. Artists are usually good story tellers when breaking this fourth wall. Third person perspective is utilized effectively. It can really be used in the drops of a song. There’s plenty of artists that use these elements that I’d like to share with you if you follow along.

Tell The Story

Musicians that are really good at telling stories break the 4th wall.

The 4th wall in music is presenting a story to your fans without putting too much focus on yourself.

3rd Person Emphasis

When applying the 4th story concept to music, we can take the idea from Deadpool actually.

It’s simply having an omnipotent presence in your music.


Everybody has different elements that they can impose on breaking this 4th wall concept.

But the simplest and most effective way is the beginning drop of the song.

There’s a lot of different tags that are used in songs that are iconic.

“DJ on the beat so it’s a banger.”

“You are crazy.”

“ATL Jacobs.”

Favorite Examples

I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few of my favorite story tellers in hip hop that gives the listener an experience that’s separate from their own (at least that’s what we think).

King Von

King Von (God rest the dead) blew up on the scene with a powerful storytelling song.

You might have heard of this song, Crazy Story.

It was so popular that it even earned 3 parts to the story.

Speaker Knockerz

Speaker Knockerz (again, God rest the dead) was a very talented artist that had tags you could recognize.

He also has one of the best story telling songs (in my opinion) with Rico Story.

It’s a complete trilogy that obviously has 3 parts that have an incredibly deep story told.

Check out a few of these songs that tell the story (better yet, the blueprint) to breaking the fourth wall in music.

Warning: Content may be explicit.

Check out their channels to get more stories similar to them.

Also, be sure to check out my other music related posts, my latest being below.

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