With a release scheduled for December, Wale calls into the Russ Parr Morning Show to talk about his upcoming Album About Nothing.
During the interview, he detailed the progression of his About Nothing trilogy… and inspiration from the classic TV show, Seinfeld.
“I was a big fan of Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld,” Wale explained. “I watched the show a lot. So, I did a Mixtape About Nothing in 2007. I just poked a lot of fun at society and the industry ’cause what was hot at the time was ‘snap your fingers’ and all that. So I had an interesting perspective on the industry. Basically I just ran with that, I did a Mixtape About Nothing and I used the a lot of dialogue from Seinfeld. And then, 2010, you know, by this point I’m signed to Interscope and I have a different perspective on things and I did the More About Nothing mixtape. I used more dialogue from Seinfeld. Now, we’re here in 2014, I’m using a lot of personal things and things that are going on in my life now as well as exclusive content from Jerry Seinfeld and a little bit of the show.”
Explaining Seinfeld’s impact on the album, Wale said that he’s “just offering perspective.”
“You know how you do every morning,” he added of the Russ Parr show itself. “It’s like a lot of philosophy in ya’ll show. It’s a lot of philosophy and you guys poke fun at the culture, but it also teaches you something. You know, Kanye was really good at that on College Dropout. You know: ‘We ain’t got it, we broke, broke.’ ‘Broke Phi Broke’ and all that other stuff, it was comical but it was also waking you up to certain things. I feel like this album is what would happen if Jerry Seinfeld did a Spike Lee joint.”
Later, he discussed his brief issues with Meek Mill and how they’ve moved past it.
“Meek ended up going to jail like two days later. So it’s like bad. You have an argument with somebody and then something bad happen and you like, ‘Damn.’ So it was bad for me in that regard,” Wale said.
“I actually did a song with his cousin, his best friend,” he added. “That dropped. And I even poked fun at Meek and me arguing on the record. It’s all good. I think he come home in late September or late this month, so it’s all good.”