Marlena Shaw - Woman of The Ghetto (Live) as sampled on Blueboy's "Remember Me"
Corking example. The original is a 10-minute epic describing a mother's descent into poverty and prostitution, the Blueboy tune is background music for a wine bar.
Being an anorak about it, it (the original) is about the plight and history of black mothers in America in general - hence "I am THE woman of the ghetto" and all that stuff about slave ships, lack of access to education as well as the drugs and prostitution bit. I agree that once you've heard that, the Blueboy thing is almost offensive in its chirpy popness.