It's not like KHH is immune to producing posers and glorifying something that doesn't even exist in their country*cough* YGE *cough* Talking of gritty, a rapper from Camden New Jersey The way I always took something that may not be relatable (gangs, organized crime, drug wars) is to envision the stories rappers rap about them. Ask myself why they rap about those topics and finally what exactly can I learn from these tales. If the vibe is good, then of course that is a bonus. In their bare essence, rap was "the ghetto's CNN." As such, depending on the artist, I still treat it so. The only reason gangster/drug/trap/etc rap still around is because the environment still exist. People living in those environments have just as much right to voice their opinions as those that did it 10-20-30-40 years ago.