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Watch: Nardwuar Interviews Cardi B

During the Coachella festival in California this past weekend, Nardwuar caught up with Cardi B for an unsurprisingly weird interview.

The Bronx rapper, whose debut album Invasion of Privacy has broken records, was not fazed by Nardwuar’s personality. However, at one point, she declined to answer one of his questions, saying, “I’m going to have a child, so I can’t tell that story anymore.”

Released on April 6, Invasion of Privacy will debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart on Tuesday, making her the fifth female rapper to top the chart. (She follows Nicki Minaj, Eve, Foxy Brown, and Lauryn Hill.) The project also had the biggest streaming week for a debut studio album, passing Lil Uzi Vert‘s Luv Is Rage 2.

In terms of support from DJs, Cardi currently has five tracks on DJcity’s Hot Box chart.

Watch the convo above.

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Sonny Digital Interviewed by Nardwuar

Nardwuar went hard at SXSW. The legendary interviewer spoke with a bunch of artists, including Snoop Dogg (his ninth interview with the rapper), Desiigner, Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic. However, one of the standouts was an interview with renowned hip-hop producer, Sonny Digital.

A native of Atlanta, Sonny’s most popular productions include hits like ILoveMakonnen‘s “Tuesday,” 2 Chainz‘s “Birthday Song,” Future‘s “Same Damn Time,” and YC’s “Racks.”

Watch the convo above.

Related: Nardwuar Interviews Metro Boomin

Nardwuar Interviews Vince Staples

Legendary Canadian interviewer Nardwuar has dropped his first interview of 2017. This time, he caught up with outspoken Long Beach rapper, Vince Staples, who recently made a stop in Vancouver for his Life Aquatic Tour.

In classic Nardwuar style, Staples fielded a barrage of unusual yet hilarious questions. Topics covered include the time he nearly drowned as a kid, his frequent collaborator, No I.D., Snoop Dogg, and why the old style of gangbanging is out. He also touched on little-known facts about his life, including his love of Joy Division and Microsoft Encarta. As always, Nardwuar brought along some gifts.

Staples released his latest single, “BagBak,” in February. The track is slated to appear on his next album.

Watch the interview above.

Related: Drake and Noah ’40’ Shebib Interviewed by Nardwuar

Drake and Noah ’40’ Shebib Interviewed by Nardwuar


 
Drake‘s new album Views was arguably the most anticipated release of the year, so it only makes sense that he’d catch up with Nardwuar for an epic chat.
 
However, unlike the majority of Nardwuar’s interviews, this one lasts for over an hour and features Drizzy’s longtime partner, Noah “40” Shebib.
 
The topics discussed include Drake’s appreciation for Timmy Thomas, the soul singer that was sampled on “Hotline Bling,” Drake and 40’s love for dancehall, artists that influenced them, plus much more.
 
Watch the lengthy convo above.
 
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Nardwuar Interviews Metro Boomin


 
Following his hilarious conversation with DJ Khaled, Nardwuar is back with another key interview from SXSW. This time, the Canadian spoke with one of the today’s most sought-after hip-hop producers, Metro Boomin.
 
The 22-year-old producer/DJ discussed co-producing Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” classic Atlanta and St. Louis hip-hop artists, Drumma Boy‘s influence on today’s hip-hop, and more. “Young Metro” also revealed that he’s going to collaborate with Organized Noize’s Sleepy Brown in the future.
 
Watch the full interview above.
 
Related: Watch Metro Boomin’s Interview With DJ Drama

DJ Khaled Talks Legendary Miami DJs With Nardwuar


 
Celebrity interviewer Nardwuar recently caught up with DJ Khaled at SXSW for yet another classic interview. Among many topics, Khaled discussed his love for vinyl, legendary Miami DJs Uncle Al, Magic Mike, and Disco Rick, and how he hustled his way to the top. He even shared a secret tip on how to record better vocals. Watch the full convo above.
 
Related: Watch Travis Scott’s Funny Interview with Nardwuar

Watch Travis Scott’s Funny Interview with Nardwuar


 
It’s been a while since we’ve watched a Nardwuar interview, but we had to press play when we found out he recently spoke with rapper and producer Travis Scott. The Texas native’s debut studio album Rodeo was one of the biggest rap releases of the year.
 
Some of the more interesting topics discussed were Scott’s appreciation for rock music and his dad and grandpa’s musical backgrounds. His DJ, CHASE B, also joined in on the fun.
 
Scott’s club hit “Antidote” is currently number 20 and climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
 
Watch the full convo above.
 
Related: Travis Scott’s ‘3500’ Gets Trap Remix From Eric D-Lux and Wellman

Zedd Discusses Rock Influences with Nardwuar


 
Nardwuar is one of the best interviewers. His appearance and delivery might be considered weird by some people, but his videos are almost always entertaining and revealing. While many interviewers ask obvious questions, Nardwuar does a lot of research and inquires about relevant topics, many of which are obscure yet interesting.
 
His latest interview with German superstar Zedd is no different.
 
During the eleven and a half minute conversation, Nardwuar got the DJ/producer to open up about his love for rock music and his family’s musical background. For example, Zedd revealed that his hit single “Find You” was influenced by British classic rock band Queen. We also learned his stepmother is in a cover band that performs his songs, along with those of Pharrell Williams and Lorde.
 
This interview reminds us that the new generation of EDM artists often come from diverse backgrounds. Hit producers like Zedd and Avicii have both said they weren’t originally interested in dance music, and during his interview with Nardwuar, Zedd even admitted he isn’t “very familiar with DJ history.” Whether or not you like their music, this might explain why their approach is so different from others in the EDM world.
 
Related: Watch Zedd’s Documentary, ‘Moment of Clarity’

Dillon Francis Gets Weird with Nardwuar


 
During a recent visit to Vancouver, EDM’s resident comedian Dillon Francis met up with the notorious Nardwuar to shoot the sh#t and chat about his career. Aside from some good laughs, we learned that Dillon was once obsessed with punk icon Darby Crash and is one of the only DJs to perform at both the Indy 500 and Comic-Con. Dillon also discussed his meltdown earlier this year at Holy Ship! after a girl spilled a drink on his laptop.
 
Dillon’s new single “We Make It Bounce” featuring Major Lazer and Stylo G is currently #4 on DJcity’s chart. Grab it here if you haven’t already done so.
 
Related: Dillon Francis Discusses His Love of All Genres