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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Loves Being Chicago Rap's Oddball

The genre-mashing rapper discusses how "wacky" musical influences, self-doubt and the pressure of growing up with Nigerian immigrant parents coalesced on his album DROOL.
As a co-founder of a Chicago label and a member of 15 different local acts in the last decade, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a veteran of the city's music scene. Source: Tojo Andrianarivo

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya has eclectic taste, and you can hear it in his music. "I have a very Muppet-like energy when I talk that can go from zero to 100, real fast," the rapper says.

The Chicago native has spent most of in a conversation at this year's South By Southwest music festival,this mashup of influences all comes together on his most recent album, .

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