Rise Above by J. Cole: a story of a modern uphill battle.
Rise Above is about a woman who caught her lover cheating, after having a daughter. She recently became a teacher, and "the kids frustrate her, say that they don't listen." She says "they hopeless, a class full of jokesters creating all the obstacles, impossible to focus." The song ends with her at the bar talking to J. Cole's character, trying to drink away the pain. In a short two and a half minute song, a story was told and can be imagined how the rest pans out as she tries to rise above.