Jay Z and Rick Ross are not only two of rap's most unstoppable forces, but each has been a mentor to Wale during his career -- the DMV rapper was signed to Hov's Roc Nation for management for a number of years, and has been signed to Rozay's Maybach Music Group label since 2011.
But that doesn't mean he always listens to their advice. And sometimes, following his own rules helps.
"I feel a little uncomfortable when I don't give people [music]," Wale told HotNewHipHop, speaking about why he dropped his recent mixtape, Festivus. "Jay and Ross, they was like, 'Don't drop no free project.' I'm just like, 'I can't even sleep at night. I have to.' I'm sleeping better now. I'm sleeping 'til 9 o'clock in the morning."
The 11-track project was a free release two days before Christmas, on a day that has become known, thanks to "Seinfeld," as Festivus.
There's more "Seinfeld"-related and inspired music on the way from the "The Body" rapper, too. He's worked with Jerry Seinfeld on his upcoming The Album About Nothing, which is due out in March. You can check out the trailer below.