Nardwuar, “On Da Spot” (Originally Published July/August 2011)

Photo by William R . Jans On Da Spot Who gets the most entertaining interviews from the world’s biggest rap stars? Doot doola doot doo, Nardwuar. Words Ben Westhoff Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the July/August 2011 issue of XXL Magazine. Nardwuar might be the strangest reporter on the planet. A 42-year-old radio journalist for Vancouver, Canada’s CiTR 101.9, he wears mismatched clothes and a plaid cap with a poof ball on top. He specializes in making his subjects uncomfortable, starting interviews with even the most famous celebrities by asking, “Who are you?” and sticking the microphone way ...

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