In our July issue, on newsstands now, Edward G. Robinson III profiles Wale, the most successful hip-hop musician ever to come from DC, following the artist to an Atlanta strip club, a Boys & Girls Club meeting, and a concert venue in Richmond. On his new album The Gifted, released Tuesday, Wale collaborates with artists from Ne-Yo and Rick Ross to Nicky Minaj and Wiz Khalifa, but the one person whom he describes working with as “the greatest day of my professional life” is comedian Jerry Seinfeld. (Seinfeld the show memorably inspired Wale’s fourth mixture, The Mixtape About Nothing, released in 2008, and Wale is apparently a huge fan.)
In this video, watch Seinfeld in the studio with Wale as the two argue about . . . nothing. “When are we doing nothing?” Seinfeld says. “I thought we were doing the album about nothing!” Be warned: It’s so meta you might get a headache if you watch it more than once.