ARCHIVED – Original Date: November 18, 2005 – Vancouver.
Legendary Canadian interviewer and musician Nardwuar (John Ruskin) has been an enthusiastic voice confirming and validating the status of the Get Loose Crew and their accomplishment within the Hip-Hop music industry for years.
For the last 30 years, Canadian institution and punk rock journalist he has entertained music fans with his inimitable exuberant style of grilling interviewees with the most frighteningly thorough research. Known for giving rare gifts and his “doot doola doot doo” catchphrase, he’s interviewed everyone from Nirvana and Iggy Pop to Jay-Z and Jean Chrétien.
During interviews with Canada’s most significant and accomplished Hip-Hop artists, he has consistently sought confirmation and recognition for the Get Loose Crew by presenting interviewees with a copy of the record and quizzing them to confirm and acknowledge the groups achievements.
In addition to the Maestro Fresh Interview (June 27, 2008), he quizzed Kardinal Offishall (2005 interview) credited as Canada’s Hip-Hop Ambassador where Nardwuar queries him about the groups accomplishment in the Canadian Hip-Hop and Music Industry. He claims not to be familiar with the group, but after scrutinizing the cover of the GLC record cover he recognizes Carl (MC B) Badwa for his moniker as BKool from his time with Capitol records and Simply Majestic. (listen to interview set at: 4:55 to 5:50 sec)
Consistent support for the group has included online posts with members of the group on Twitter and on his Facebook account proclaiming “Nardwuar holding the first rap record to come out of Canada in 1988! It’s by The Get Loose Crew!” as well as posing with the groups record in an article featuring him in a NOW Magazine interview.