El-P – “True Story”
I only know what El-P is saying 70% of the time he raps, and that’s after replaying his lines back at least three time a song. Cancer 4 Cure was one of my favorite albums from 2012— it’s got superb, paranoid production and insane wordplay and metaphors. One of them is a Seinfeld reference to George Costanza.
Pardon the fuzz I’m distorted, contorted, pardon the hiss / Don’t let them Henson me, enter me and control how I twitch / They say the holiest shit until flames around them get lit / Then Costanza the crowd of children…kick a baby to live
El-P references an episode of Seinfeld called “The Fire,” in which George Constanza literally forces a bunch of children and random people out of his way to run away from a fire. In his own selfish way of course. Classic Seinfeld episode.
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.”