The Intro About Nothing
by Wale

Album: Album About Nothing (2015)
  • Wale's Album about Nothing is a concept record inspired by the classic TV sitcom Seinfeld, created with the assistance of Jerry Seinfeld himself. It is a follow-up to his 2007 collection,Mixtape About Nothing.

    Seinfield acts as the narrator on the project. Wale explained to the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "He's essentially like my conscience. You can look at him as kind of explaining what's happening if you get lost during the story. He'll come in and give you an update."
  • This song opens with brief dialogue between Wale and Jerry Seinfeld in the studio as they get ready to record. Wale then spits two verses over a simple piano beat, in which he explains why he decided to make an "album about nothing."
  • Seinfeld told The New York Times how the collaboration with Jerry Seinfield came about: "I think I met him even before I knew about the mixtape [Mixtape About Nothing]," he explained. "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," the comedian continued. "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."


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