There are three things stuck in Wale’s head right now: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!, Hansen’s [sic] “MMMBop”, and Taylor Swift. “My iPod is pretty pathetic,” he tells me, laughing. “You go from Eazy-E to MMMBop in 60 seconds or less.” The rapper is full of surprises, like the one he recently dropped on the hip-hop world: a rap album featuring Jerry Seinfeld. On it, Seinfeld plays a swami of sorts to Wale, guiding the artist through his consciousness and setting the tone for each song. I don’t know why, but it works.