Rolling Stone – Back in 2008, Wale unleashed The Mixtape About Nothing, a concept album built around Seinfeld. Using dialogue samples from the show, track titles inspired by its episode names, and a cameo from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Washington, DC rapper revealed to the world a serious obsession with the sitcom. Wale is now revisiting the source material, and taking it a step further, by collaborating on a new album with Jerry Seinfeld himself. Seinfeld recently explained in a video how the collaboration came to be. “Wale called me, he came to my show, we hung out a little bit,” Seinfeld says. “He wanted me to do something with him. I didn’t understand it. But he did.” When the comedian told his wife about the project, he discovered that she was a huge fan of the rapper, though she had somehow missed out on the earlier Seinfeld work. “We’re living together, she’s into him, he’s into me, and I didn’t know about the whole thing.” This isn’t the first time Seinfeld has considered delving into hip-hop: He once approached Diddy with the idea of collaborating on a project. “Hip-hop’s words, right? And I do words,” he told the mogul.
Well it looks like Seinfeld still knows how to talk about nothing, because that video gives absolutely zero information on what he’ll be doing. Is he gonna rap? Is Jerry Seinfeld gonna be in a booth rapping words over a beat? Or is he gonna do the hook and lace the track? I have no idea, but I will say that I’m slightly intrigued. Don’t get me wrong, there’s much more of a chance that his rhymes will be unlistenable, but on the slight chance that he drops a banger I’d like nothing more than to be able to bump some Seinfeld jams. Another Jewish rapper to add the a roster that includes Necro, Action Bronson, Shyne (converted)… ah, that’s all I know. So four. We’ll have four. I think that’ll match the number of professional Jewish athletes too.
Now spit something Jerome!