EPMD – “Intrigued”
EPMD have a legacy in the rap game for multiple reasons, but if you wanna add one more motive to that list, add this one: Das EFX’s feature on “Intrigued” might literally be the most harmless Kramer reference in rap history. And it’s on an EPMD album.
Yo, the boogie banger, biggedy-black rover to Ranger / Danger, I’m iggidy-off the planet like Kramer / My iggidy-anger, slaughter, iggidy-out of order / Split your monkey ass in half like Moses split the wiggidy-water
This album dropped back in 1997 before Richards was labeled as a racist, so Das EFX was still on board that Seinfeld hype and compared himself to being the insane shit like Kramer. I don’t disagree.
Wale – “The Mixtape About Nothing”
Yo, I really didn’t want to write about Wale that much, but I also can’t ignore the fact that dude made an entire mixtape based around Seinfeld.
Wale dropped A Mixtape About Nothing back in 2008 with 10.Deep Clothing and it was the primary reason why Wale became relevant in the first place. While there aren’t any lyrics directly referencing and relating to Seinfeld, the entire tape rips samples from the show and laces them together as interludes and introductions to each song. The tape also has track titles similar to Seinfeld episode names; each song title begins with the word “The.”