“She’s a big hip-hop fan and of my music,” Wale said of Jessica Seinfeld, a cookbook author, philanthropist and hip-hop enthusiast.
“She was the middle man on a lot of things because Jerry is super busy,” he added. “He’s not an easy person to reach. But she was able to put it all together.”
The pair hit it off right away, although it might seem like an odd friendship. They worked on Wale’s album for two years, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
“I liked his outlook on certain things. He’s super smart,” Wale said of Seinfeld. “He’s a wise person that I can learn a lot from and knows about the entertainment business.”
“He laid the foundation of most of the songs, so in the concept of the album, he’s the other voice,” Wale added.