Maybach Music Group’s Wale is upping the ante for his forthcoming Album About Nothing solo effort after revealing a couple New York hip-hop pioneers will make contributions this weekend.
Although slim with the details, Folarin publicly acknowledged DJ Premier and Pete Rock for helping out with the long-awaited LP.
“Album bout nothing.. I been writin it slowly . Every line gotta be detailed RT @LivlikeO: @Wale Ambitious girl 3…por favor?,” Wale tweeted May 4.
“Y’all matter more than me. Timing is imperative RT @Papi_Foolio: I tweet it often enuf, BUT A N*GGA READY FOR DAT ALBUM..bout nuffin @Wale !”
“I appreciate the love this morning . I see all of it.. It is all appreciated. I don’t do this shyt for me.. Thank you”
“Special shoutout to DJ Premier and @PeteRock for producin these records on “album about nothing” y’all see the vision” (Wale’s Twitter)
Prior to announcing plans to drop the LP this fall, Wale spoke on his upcoming project last January.
He was recently in the studio with Mariah Carey, but wouldn’t reveal too much. “That’s top secret for now,” he said, adding that the collaboration is for the pop diva’s upcoming album. He is also working on his fourth LP The Album About Nothing, which he plans to drop at the end of summer. “It’s pretty good, but you’re never done until you’re done,” he said. (Rap-Up)
While he would not dig too deep into the album, Wale explained the fine line between comedy and the fine arts last year.
“Comedy’s art, man. The ability to make somebody feel something: that’s art,” Wale said. “However you look at it, whether you’re an author, a painter, a singer, a rapper, a spoken-word artist — art. So I see the art in the show. I see the art in the dialogue in the show, how you can conceptualize some of the conversations that they have on that show. It’s a lot of genius that goes into that, and I appreciate it.” (MTV)
The Washington, D.C. native also credited album inspiration Jerry Seinfeld‘s wife for helping them unite after a couple of his “Seinfeld”-inspired mixtapes.
hat took Wale from being a casual fan to an official collaborator was actually a little help from the woman of the house, Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica. “He said his wife is a big fan,” Wale said. “If the queen’s happy, the man’s happy, and the man’s happy, the land’s happy, so I’ll take it like that.” (MTV)