facebook
twitter
search
search

Wale's 'The Gifted' album features Jerry Seinfeld collaboration

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM
| License Photo

D.C.-based rapper Wale has made "Seinfeld" references out of his two previous albums, 2008's "Mixtape About Nothing" and 2010's "More About Nothing." For his latest effort, however, the 28-year-old fan of Larry David's "show about nothing" recruited Jerry Seinfeld himself for a cameo on this year's "The Gifted."

Seinfeld explained his burgeoning friendship with the rapper in a recent interview with the Washington Post.

How did he approach me? I think people showed me that “Mixtape About Nothing.” I think that’s where it started. And I thought that was interesting. And funny. There’s no better feeling [than] to reach across cultural lines and connect with somebody. . . .

The 59-year-old comedian also spoke to the similarities between his craft and Wale's:

Because [with] all music and comedy, words are the clay. There is a music to comedy. There’s a rhythm. There’s a timing. Obviously. When people talk about a comedian having great timing, that’s music. . . . There is some correlation. If he can bridge it, I just think it would be the coolest thing.

You can watch the two spar in the video below. Skip to mark 1:45 for Seinfeld's appearance.

[Via IFC]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Malia Obama spotted on the set of 'Girls' in New York City
Tiffani Thiessen gives birth to son, shares first photo on Instagram
Stephen Colbert hosts Michigan public-access show 'Only in Monroe'
Reelz to air Miss Universe after NBC cuts ties with pageant owner Donald Trump
Tim McGraw is giving away 36 mortgage-free homes to veterans