If you look at original hiphop as:
MCing (rapping) + Turntables + B-boying (breakdancing) + Graffiti
which was super creative... and fresh... often done as a way to avoid gang life and criminality.
But then you look at what it morphed into where you see the predominance of Gangster-rap much later in the piece .... for a number of reasons... (not saying this was bad at all.) But, what I'm thinking about is how to make skiing more inspired by hiphop and its creativity rather than just the thug element that overtook it. So to do that, I think it makes sense to look at Bboy style as a fresh inspiration (and the hiphop movement as a whole,) rather than just thug life and the thug attitude... but still being in touch with the beats.
Anyhow, Biggie claims he first started rapping on the street solo as a way to feed his family.
But really you have rappers doing it for all kinds of reasons... same with skiing... all kinds of reasons.. but I'd like to see it go as trill as possible (well at least for me personally)... and for me its about creativity and style and nothing to do with retarded attitudes and frontin... and even caring what people think.. especially if it's wrong and absolutely when it's ill-willed.
Have a look at this Biggie interview as food for thought:
1:22 - Don't be a stupid rapper. A stupid rapper is a motherfucker that has someone else tell them what to do, which is not always wrong, but if it's something you feel like you don't have to do, you really have to question it and find out why they want you to do it.