I... don't know.
Like how "popular" has the Chappelle Block Party crowd ever gotten? Like in the mainstream awareness? I think that some people know who Common or Mos Def are... because they've done some acting or whatever. And these are dudes that've been kicking around since the 90's.
So I guess I just think that even if he made something insanely groundbreaking within that world, it would just be big fish/little pond.
I'm trying to think of a good analogy for what I'm trying to express, but I don't know. It's Friday and I'm kind of tired. Ha.