But for a lot of people that listen to that style of hip hop, it's still reality. It's downright depressing how the odds are stacked against you if you're from an impoverished neighborhood. It's possible to make it out of those situations, but most will not. It's unrealistic to even think that the majority will. I know I like to listen to music that helps me deal. Sugary happy lyrics just don't cut it.
But hey, you could always listen to some guy rap about his shoes, watch, chain, car, house, preferred alcoholic beverage, :insert material object here: