Almost ten years ago, Wale rose from the Washington, DC mixtape scene to get signed by Interscope Records. With the momentum he had, it looked as if Wale was going to be a force in the game. Instead, his debut album didn’t do well and he was dropped by his label.
Wale ended up spending time in Miami, taking in their strip club scene and soon Jay-Z’s Roc Nation brokered a deal with Maybach Music. Here is where Wale said he was allowed to grow. Years ago, Interscope shot down the idea of an album with Jerry Seinfeld, which MMG was all for.
Last week, Wale released The Album About Nothing, his collaborative effort with Jerry Seinfeld. The new album is told under a narrative, which is inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s iconic sitcom, “Seinfeld.” Wale talked to “ESPN: First Take,” speaking to Stephen A. Smith, Cari Champion, and Skip Bayless about his new album, his hometown Wizards, Jerry Seinfeld, LeBron James, and more.