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One year ago today, D.C. rapper Wale dropped the first single from his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing on Maybach/Atlantic Records. A continuation of Wale’s Seinfeld-themed mixtape series, the album would go on to debut at number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The mag described the album as his “most personal piece of work to date, and also his best”.
Wale creates a poignant commentary on his existence throughout the album with those of (friend & fan) Jerry Seinfeld, acting as narrator, doing the same. Listening to “The Need To Know” takes you back to Seinfeld episode ‘The Deal’ (Season 2, Ep.9) where Jerry & Elaine try and resume just the sex part of their past relationship without ruining the friendship. Wale can relate. Can you dig the killer guest vocal by SZA inspired by the great 2000 hit single, “Just Friends (Sunny)” by Musiq Soulchild? We know that you can!
Contact & Licensing info:
Master controlled by Maybach Music/Atlantic Records.
Written by: Bobby Hebb, Taalib Johnson, Carvin Haggins, Olubowale Akintimehin, Julian Gramma.
Published by: Portable Music Co. (BMI) & Notable Music Co. (ASCAP), administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw – firstname.lastname@example.org
and WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Julian Gramma (SOCAN).