Everyone knows where Wale's tastes fall on the comedy spectrum, what with his mixtape series based on Seinfeld, and his recruiting Jerry himself for a cameo appearnce on his recent album, The Gifted. But in a 2009 interview with okayplayerTV, he opened up about his favorite artists rapwise. The Roots' Black Thought was no. 1 on his list. "I be around a lot of rappers," he said, admitting to chronic case of star struckness. "But still with him, I can call him whenever I want and just be like 'What up,' but I don't, you know what I'm saying? Because he's Black Thought to me. He's somebody else." After Black Thought, Wale listed Jay-Z, AZ, K'naan, Little Brother, and Royce da 5'9"/Slaughterhouse as faves.