District of Columbia-native rapper Wale dropped by The Breakfast Club, with a wrestling championship belt in tow, to talk about his new album, “The Album About Nothing”, the art of wrestling, New York City music venue SOBs and how it plays apart of rap culture and history, Jerry Seinfield’s involvement on the album and not wanting anything (money, royalties) for the album, and the challenge of writing his album like a thesis. During the informative interview, Wale candidly shared that his girlfriend miscarried their child of eleven and twelve weeks. It wasn’t easy to deal with. Wale turned to substances to numb his pain but says his girlfriend is a “strong girl”. She helped him get through it too. He also talks about losing his cousin in a car accident.
“Putting the power back into the people” is the essence of what Wale says his new album represents, like the recent releases by J. Cole and Drake’s surprise album. Recently, he made up with label-mate Meek Mill, and because they are like blood and blood brothers go through tough times too.
Watch as Wale explains how Jerry Seinfield helped him to clear NBC samples, and the importance and disordinance of vanity and materialism in the culture.