You’re Killin’ It: Nardwuar
Nardwuar The Human Serviette, as he’s officially known, is one of hip-hop’s most over-looked figures. Nardwuar is one of the few people with the mic’ in hand that deserves recognition. Video after video, he stuns, not only the artist, but the entire world with his knowledge. There’s not one person that has never said, “oh crap, how did he know that?” I’m convinced that Nardwuar is really Santa Clause. He’s the omniscient figure in the north (Canada), that looks over the hip-hop world and its kids. It’s really the only explanation. No one man should know that much. Nardwuar, you’re killin’ it.
Nardwuar was born on July 5, 1968. Like he reps in almost every interview, he was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Nardwuar was originally born John Ruskin, but because he’s a man of his craft, in 1986 he legally changed his name to Nardwuar The Human Serviette. Mr. Serviette is also a member of Canadian punk rock band, The Evaporators, and The Three Goblins. Additionally, Nardwuar has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of British Columbia. Down below, Nardwuar speaks about his beginnings and his most memorable interviews. I’m no Nardwuar, but now you know a little more about The Human Serviette.
Most of his interviews are full of dizzying facts and rare gifts. But it’s not always shock-and-awe. Some artists don’t like the fact that Nardwuar knows too damn much. In the video below, Kid Cudi goes head to head with the Nard Dawg. Cudder abruptly walked out of the interview. He said he had other engagements, whatever. Travis Barker also had a problem with The Serviette. He didn’t walk away, but things got a little heated during the short interview. Lastly we have the guy from Blur that completely disrespected Nardwuar’s work. However like a true pro, Nardwuar kept his composure.
Now that we’ve seen some of the most troubling interviews for Nardwuar, let’s get to some of the funniest/best Nardwuar interviews. First up is Lil Wayne followed by Danny Brown, Lil B, Odd Future, A$AP Rocky, and N.E.R.D. Enjoy.
When you look at Nardwuar’s work, you can make a case for almost every interview being the best. The ones up top are just some of my personal favorites. Nardwuar’s work speaks for itself. The guy is the Tupac of journalism. His interview game is impeccable and will probably never be matched. Nardwuar, you’re killin’ it. Keep on rockin’ in the free world my dude.
@quezkhh Thanks for the kind words! So nice of you! Really appreciate the support! Doot doola doot doo…
— Nardwuar (@nardwuar) November 16, 2012