Breaking Bad is the epitome of the independent come up. Like any artist starting out, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman had to build their fan base. The foundation of any up and coming hip-hop artist's career is built in the same fashion; through word of mouth, distribution, and creating a demand around your supply. For Walt and Jesse, the supply was meth. For up and coming artists, it's a hot record.
For Jesse Pinkman, hip-hop wasn't just a style of music, it was a lifestyle. Everything from his lowrider to his "Captain Cook" drug lord alias and even down to his signature saying "Science, bitch," are proof that deep down, Jesse's true dream was most likely to be a hypeman for Scarface, and not to be Scarface himself.
Not every corner kid is going to be Walter White, and not every kid with a laptop and a dream is going to be Young Thug. Unfortunately, the lure of fame is strong enough to send aspiring artists and hustlers down a path of destruction.