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Jerry Seinfeld: "There's no difference between rapping and stand-up"

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Jerry Seinfeld has expressed his belief that comedy and rap music are intrinsically similar.

The comedian has collaborated with Maybach Music Group's Wale on the rapper's new album The Album About Nothing, which is inspired by the hit show Seinfeld.

Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld light the Empire Statein honour of Baby Buggy.
New York City, USA - 05.12.11
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Jerry Seinfeld and wife Jessica Seinfeld



In an interview with Rolling Stone, Seinfeld said that he sees direct parallels between his stage act and Wale's hip-hop music.

"Hip-hop's words, right? And I do words," Seinfeld explained. "There's no difference between rapping and stand-up."

He continued: "You're trying to catch people's attention with a catchy thought or something that's deeper than it seems. And it just makes your mind jump. So it's the same business, really. It's like hacky-sack with words."

Seinfeld also revealed that he tries to keep up on current music trends because he has young children.

"I'm a music fan and my kids play whatever they want; my wife plays whatever she wants. I play whatever I want," he commented.

Jerry Seinfeld

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The comic further explained: "I don't really understand people that only like certain types of music. I've never been like that. When I was a kid, I got into my parents' music of, you know, the '40s and '50s, which they thought was weird 'cause they couldn't get into my music.

"But I don't understand how people have trouble with other genres, frankly. I'm very big on [the Duke Ellington quote], 'There's only two kinds of music - good and bad'."

Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus collaborated with Wale on his previous release The Mixtape About Nothing in 2008.

Listen to Wale's track 'The Crazy' from The Mixtape About Nothing below:

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