I’m literally about to get in a Lincoln Navigator, drive to Downtown Austin and pick up Wyclef Jean. The fact that I’m essentially being relegated to chauffeur aside, I’m feeling pretty hip-hopish right now (also disregard use of the word “hip-hopish”). So I feel that it’s ok for me to render a judgment on the state of hip-hop music, albeit a very simple one… It’s soooo much doper when the artist has musicians backing him instead of a laptop. So much doper.