Wale Announces ‘Festivus’ Mixtape

Move over Christmas. It’s all about Festivus. Before he drops his new album next year, Wale will release his mixtape Festivus.

Inspired by the secular holiday, which was parodied on “Seinfeld,” the project will be released on December 23. It was produced in collaboration with A-Trak.

He made the surprise announcement in a video trailer. In the minute-long clip, the D.C. rapper flips through the channels as he watches J. Cole and Nicki Minaj on TV.

“I need these ni**as to see my influence before I give them that blueprint,” he says.

He eventually lands on the famous 1997 “Festivus” episode of “Seinfeld” before A-Trak walks in and says, “Yo, I got something for you,” and the “Seinfeld” theme song kicks in.

Wale is also readying The Album About Nothing for release in 2015.

Watch his big announcement below.