After watching around 50 Nardwuar interviews, I'm absolutely convinced that he's the Mike Wallace of our time. By using his own weirdness (and extensive research), he's shown an ability to get EVERYTHING out of the rappers and musicians he interviews. The 2008 N.E.R.D. clip is a great example—after Nardwuar pulls out an obscure LP containing the first track Pharrell ever performed on, Pharrell stops and says, "This is one of the most impressive interviews I've ever experienced in my life. Seriously."
Anyway, Nardwuar went down to SXSW last week and talked with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. He came with info about CDs angrily broken by Lewis' dad, Macklemore's past as an airport baggage handler, and old Seattle-based records the duo grew up with. The "Thrift Shop" kings were stunned. Further evidence Nardwuar is in the CIA. (Or at least #illuminati.)
Nardwuar also talked to Trinidad James, which was hilarious because James seems like the nicest guy ever.
I'm going to have trouble taking seriously the "All Gold Everything" video. (If I already did.)
[H/T: High Snob]