Although some of us have experienced hardships due to elements from our surrounding environments. Sometimes, poverty can motivate your growth in a positive manner. For example, on August 11, 1973 hip hop was birthed in the city of New York.
As many of us know, NY artists such as: Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and Jay-Z were well-known from using the “Rags to Riches” trope from the entertainment industry.
In addition, an abundance of musicians have used these inspiring stories to fuel their own careers.
"I grew up in the struggle with just me and my mother but look at her as my motivation. Always loved music especially the sounds of R&B always felt it was good for the soul" - Nino
Overall, whether you listen to pop, rock, or hip hop, any come up story can be inspiring.