As if everything that's happened this week isn't crazy enough, Jerry Seinfeld just announced that he's working with Maybach Music Group artist Wale on upcoming LP, The Album About Nothing.
Wale's love for Seinfeld is well-documented. His breakout mixtape was 2008's Seinfeld-inspired The Mixtape About Nothing and, in 2010, he dropped a More About Nothing tape. Both releases feature audio ripped from episodes of the show, and the music "about nothing" is a reference to "the show about nothing"—Seinfeld.
This whole thing is happening because Seinfeld and Wale met at a stand-up concert and discussed working on a project together. But the best part of the announcement is Seinfeld's back story, and the fact that when Wale approached him about collaborating on a rap album, he wasn't all like:
However, it turns out that Seinfeld liked Wale, and his music, so he decided to commit. To boot, his wife is a huge fan of Wale, and is apparently excited at the prospect of her hubby linking up with the D.C. rapper.
Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Elaine, was featured on The Mixtape About Nothing but now it's jerry's turn. Here's how Seinfeld put it:
"He wanted me to do something with him. I didn't understand it, but he did and then I kind of liked the guy, I dug the guy, and I listened to his music, I liked the music. So I said alright, I'll do it, even though I didn't know what I was going to do. So I said to my wife, 'I'm doing this thing with this guy Wale' and she said, 'Wale is my favorite hip-hop artist. I have every single thing.' Somehow, she missed anything that had to do with me, but has every other cut, everything else he's done. I said just type in Wale and me and see what comes up."
Watch the entire video interview below and keep reminding yourself that we're only 18 days into the best year of all time. OF ALL TIME.