Misery inspires art.
Kanye West is a great example of this, as his classic albums My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and 808s and Heartbreaks come from pretty dark places.
'Ye's in a bad spot again: He was just released from the hospital for a mental breakdown, and there are reports his wife Kim Kardashian is planning on divorcing him and taking the kids. (That rumor has been denied, but they do seem to be living apart.)
However he still has his music, and TMZ reports Kanye has built a temporary studio in his Bel-Air mansion so he is able to record while recovering from his breakdown.
Their sources say he's been on a productive run, and may get an album of material out of it.