Jerry Seinfeld Speaks On Relationship with Wale



Jerry Seinfeld recently played a big role in Wale’s recently released, The Album About Nothing. Every song on the 14-track project was prefaced with a sample of Seinfeld’s voice, serving as the catalyst to each song. After the album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 the week of its release, Seinfeld sat down with The New York Times to discuss his relationship with Wale as well as how he became involved on the project.

On how Jerry Seinfeld and Wale met…

When did you first hear about Wale’s “Seinfeld”-inspired mixtape, and how did your relationship evolve from there?

I think I met him even before I knew about the mixtape. My wife was a fan and she plays his music in the house all the time. I liked it, too — I don’t spend much time putting together playlists, but that’s what’s nice about being in a family is people just inflict it on you. I absorb it that way.

So I had heard his name and then he came to a show and asked if he could say hello, so he came backstage. I thought he was a very charming young man. And then I heard about the mixtape, and he came up with the idea of doing the whole album. It just felt so offbeat and that’s what appeals to me.

Read the interview, which goes into depth about their studio sessions, his advice to Wale about fame and success, and more, in full here.

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