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
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.