Thanks to my homie for hipping me to this. From the SXSW 2011 files, the vexatious yet shockingly well-informed Nardwuar interviews Seattle’s own Macklemore. Is this a true sign that the artist formerly known as “Professor Macklemore” has finally “made it”? That’s unlikely. But it still must be an oddly satisfying career landmark for The Town’s currently favored son.

Fun fact: before Drake blew, Macklemore had the opportunity to hire mainstream rap’s reigning prince for a “show and verse” for the low, low price of $6,000. One of those fork-in-the-road moments that’s fun to ponder.

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