Recently speaking with the New York Times, the Seinfeld actor detailed how he met the Washington D.C.-based rapper, explaining that his wife played a big part in it.
“I think I met him even before I knew about the mixtape,” he said. “My wife was a fan and she plays his music in the house all the time. I liked it, too — I don’t spend much time putting together playlists, but that’s what’s nice about being in a family is people just inflict it on you. I absorb it that way.
“So I had heard his name and then he came to a show and asked if he could say hello, so he came backstage. I thought he was a very charming young man. And then I heard about the mixtape, and he came up with the idea of doing the whole album. It just felt so offbeat and that’s what appeals to me.”
When asked whether he has met any other rappers because of Wale, Mr. Seinfeld replied that he didn’t but he does know members of the Hip Hop community via his own discovery.
“No, but I know some rap people,” he said. “I’ve known Puffy for a long time. And I met Kanye a few weeks ago. He was very nice. It was at the “SNL 40” thing. We were in the garage and we were all freezing. He invited Mrs. Seinfeld and I onto a bus that he was in. He seemed like a nice young man.”
Read the full interview here.