Common – “Start the Show”
Common’s second Kanye-produced album, Finding Forever, has a classic Kanye violin on the record’s introduction “Start the Show.” That album was like the second coming of Jesus’ second coming, with Common having another go at Kanye’s production after releasing Be. Common was hungry in the rap game and spit some fierce bars on that opening track, but he also dropped a Seinfield-related reference.
I know they wanna Resurrect but I ain’t pedalin’ back /
They gangster stories just as real as Kevin Federline rap /
I guess it’s Kramer and Bush that don’t care about blacks /
Kinda wish it was some real niggas there that just snapped
Unfortunately for Michael Richards, I don’t think any rapper past the year 2006 has dropped a Kramer reference without it referring to racism and actually revolving around the character from Seinfeld. Sorry Mike!
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.”