How out of touch do you have to be to think that cool teenagers of any race listen to Jurrasic 5, Blackalicious, Portishead, Handsome Boy and The Roots? 1997 called.
Ahem. Favorite noun verb.
But the point you've missed is that none of these backback and trip hop acts are cool among teenagers who are into non-chart music in 2007
The trendier-than-thou attitude you're ascribing to me and getting so worked up about is entirely in your imagination.
Although, having bought their debut album when it came out in 1998 (not 2000), I do happen to think that Jurrasic 5 are indefensibly bad.