"Yo L!! You've got to hear lil dude from the Wire's album". .
Of course I was like "Who? What?" (mind you I am sick too. .Glory. .LoL!!)
"It's FIRE!! GO to iTunes and cop it stat!!"
The way I was feeling at that moment. .was "Child BYE!!"LoL!!
However I am a sucker for GREAT music. He text the name and album title. .Low and behold. .
It was the debut LP from the oh so Handsome Tristan Wilds aka Mack Wilds!! I have been a fan of the young actor since his days on "The Wire". .90210. .and of course "Red Tails" (Yes Lawd!! That was an outstanding and HANDSOME cast) so I honestly didn't know what to expect from him pursuing music. I remembered seeing the "Own IT" video this summer. .but didn't think to much about it.
Over the past few months there has been a buzz about Tristan taking a break from acting to pursue a career in music. We hear this A LOT from actors, athletes , etc and sometimes they just don't deliver. (Sad but true) With Mack Wilds. .that is not the case!!
I purchased the album and immediately began to listen. .and I was SHOCKED!! Now I am the type of person that I don't start with the first track on the album, I listen to the first title that jumps out at me. .and that was "Art of Fallin'". People giving their opinion on what "fallin"/"love" is put against an almost old school track (reminisce of a Slick Rick beat). I then listened to "Keepin It Real", "A NY Love Story" (I love to rock my french manicure!! Signature mani for a SophistiKat), "Wild Things" feat Method Man, "U Can Cry to Me" feat Raekwon and Dougie Fresh (It doesn't get any more NY than that). . then. .Child. .Glory. .I listened to "Don't Turn Me Down" and BayBAE it was a wrap!! I melted straight out of my bed!! (I also found the video to this track. .and I must say. .Mack is a MAN!!)
This brother has delivered!! So many people are truly blessed to multi talented and Mack is one of those people. I was a fan before but I am sold on the music now too!! Please don't sleep on this album and purchase it today. I promise you won't regret it!!
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Check out his brief documentary "New York: A Love Story" and get a glimpse at who Tristan "Mack" Wilds is. .(I seriously was wondering where "Mack" came from. .)