Wale released his third mixtape, 100 Miles & Running, on July 11, 2007 as a free download on his Myspace page.
This mixtape includes features from Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Amy Winehouse, and Lily Allen.
Wale said that the television show Seinfeld inspired The Mixtape About Nothing: "the TV show's 'honest dialogue' mirrors his lyrical style, which frequently references pop culture and politics while avoiding gangster-rap bluster".
Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Maroon 5, Clive Davis, Eve and Danny Masterson were all in attendance.
There, Wale was interviewed by MTV News correspondent J. Tuminski for his first national TV feature on August 16, 2007.
His parents were from the Yoruba ethnic group of the southwestern Nigeria, and both of them came to the United States from Austria in 1979.
Wale's family was first living in Northwest, Washington, D.
Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience.