4. Wale, The Mixtape About Nothing (2008)

4. Wale, The Mixtape About Nothing (2008)

Borrowing the concept from his favorite sitcom, Seinfeld, Wale wove together one of the most creative mixtapes of all time. Touching on topics ranging from racism (“The Kramer”) to “Artistic Intergrity,” Mr. Folarin began branding himself as one of the most promising young lyricists in the game.

More About Nothing (2010)


Wale: "I wanted to do a sequel regardless. One of my best friends always be like, 'You know what? Mixtape About Nothing got you your record deal. More About Nothing got you your second record deal.' [Laughs] More About Nothing was when I got dropped from Interscope. I was kind of on the ropes when I was writing it. I just wanted to get back to making something my way. I made that joint my way.

"Man, it’s crazy though. It was a learning experience [working with Fat Trel], spending all that money and not getting no paperwork. [He's] waking up in the morning and saying that he didn’t want to sign. You know what I am saying? I be learning from that too. Now it’s more just working with people from back home without even trying to get into no paperwork situation with everybody—just helping them.

"Mixtape About Nothing and More About Nothing is equal to me. That’s why I feel like to do a third one I really got to be in a space where I have all my resources. I told you, people be asking for a tape. Let me leave that one right there." [Laughs]

back on Twitter, Wale has shared a long-awaited announcement with his followers. After working on the
The Album About Nothing for over a year, the MMG emcee has revealed he plans to drop the project sometime in the fall.