Macklemore & Ryan Lewis x Nardwuar + The Roots Picnic 2013
Nardwuar wrangled Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for an interview during SXSW 2013. The duo took a break from riding the tidal wave of “Thrift Shop” chart success to oblige. During the discussion Nardwuar revealed some little-known facts about Ryan Lewis – things even he had forgotten, like the fact that he’d never heard of hip-hop group Kris Kross until recently. They discussed Seattle hip-hop and gave shouts to Source Of Labor – underground legends of the northwest scene who helped Macklemore get his start. The interview included a stack of vinyl that Nardwuar gifted to the guys. A favor they returned by giving Nardwuar his own customized denim jacket designed by Seattle artist Derek Erdman. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be performing at the 6th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on June 1st. No word yet on whether Nardwuar will be making an appearance. Scroll down for dates and ticket information.