By Andrew Christina
Years of super-fan loyalty have finally paid off for Wale. The D.C. rapper got comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld to appear on his latest album, The Gifted, which is due out tomorrow and the duo can be seen joking around in the studio together in a new video clip.
Wale has always been a huge fan of “Seinfeld,” and has reportedly seen every episode of the NBC sitcom “like, 30 times.” Seinfeld will appear on “Outro About Nothing” on The Gifted, which will be a cliffhanger for Wale’s next work, The Album About Nothing.
“This is the greatest day of my professional life,” Wale says in the video. “You got my favorite human being in the studio tellin’ jokes.”
Comedy may seem out of place in a genre often known for its serious and thought-provoking lines, but the D.C. rapper told MTV News in March that there’s a common thread linking the two performance styles together. “Comedy’s art, man. The ability to make somebody feel something: that’s art,” Wale said. “However you look at it, whether you’re an author, a painter, a singer, a rapper, a spoken-word artist — art.”
The MMG rapper has shown plenty of love for the long-running comedy over the years. Wale’s 2008 Mixtape About Nothing and More About Nothing in 2010 both featured audio clips from the show, samples from Seinfeld’s monologue, and even an appearance by one of the show’s stars, “Elaine,” played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
So it only makes sense that after years of mixtape tributes, the show’s namesake himself would appear on a record, which the rapper says is “making [his] dreams come true.”