I know there aren't a lot of hip hop fans out here. In case there are, some may remember 1987's "Paid in Full" by Eric B and Rakim, especially it's "7 minutes of madness" remix. It has a fusion of R&B, motown, funk, Israeli (yes), and random movie quotes, making it work into a palatable tapestry of sound.
Here's a remix of THAT remix, but with the sampled bits extended and elaborated.
Reflecting the buzzword of "positivity" for the time, the lyrics are about Eric B reflecting on his time as a hoodlum, turning his back on that lifestyle, and making a living more legitimately as a hip hop artist: