Even if you can't directly relate, you have the appreciate an 'ol ghetto spirtual. The content is heavy and truth--generally inspired by the events of the curator or others close to them--with a tinge of pride that shines through even though life might be an oppressing affair. The tunes are usually catchy and memorable; a true sign that the work ethic is tried and true. So much that very few artists go on to match that quality and accessibility of their future records.
For worse or better, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/erk-tha-jerk">Erk Tha Jerk's</a> career is still relatively young and he has one of those tracks in the ruminative and breezy "Reach The Top.