I've been really enjoying this free internet mixtape from DC rapper Wale, who first appeared on my radar earlier this year with his excellent guest spot on my favorite track from the Roots' Rising Down. His Mixtape About Nothing is a sort of concept album which uses samples from Seinfeld as the basis for a number of the songs...he's not rapping about Seinfeld, but he uses some of the themes from Seinfeld as a starting point and then lets his flow take him where it will. That may very well sound lame when you first hear about it, but in practice Wale puts together a thoroughly enjoyable, smart, funny and unpredictable mixtape that makes me very excited to hear a real album from him, whenever he can get one together.
I apologize for my continued inability to make divshare stream anything, but download this song if you want to hear a good example of what I'm talking about. And since it's a free internet release that doesn't have to worry about sampling issues, there's even a nice Stevie Wonder sample on the song:
The Grown Up
And if you liked it, the whole thing can be downloaded for free here.