He wasn't upper middle class... If you actually look at his story you would realize he didn't live some lavish lifestyle growing. Was he dirt poor like many of the other artists in the rap game, absolutely not, but he definitely wasn't as well off as the majority of kids on this website. And if you compare where he is at now, and where he was as a child financial it is pretty big top and bottom difference.
NWTS easily best rap album of the year, just listened to Eminem's new cd quite disappointed.