Mack Wilds Does The Right Thing In This Spike Lee-Inspired Music Video

Already, 2016 has started on a high note for Tristan “Mack” Wilds. The actor/sing was one of the stars of Vh1’s The Breaks, which premiered last week (January 4). Now available for full stream online, the film (also starring Method Man, Phonte, Torae, Prince Paul, and Chuck Chillout) is set in 1990 New York City. Moving back into his music career, Mack Wilds maintained that era for “Love In The 90z.”

The new single, presumably part of the follow-up to 2013’s New York: A Love Story, begins as a video. There’s no bones about it, as the costuming, characters, and setting is a clear-cut reference to Spike Lee’s 1989 film, Do The Right Thing. In the love vignette, Mack plays Spike’s character of Pookie—Jackie Robinson Dodgers jersey and all. As expected, he serenades his 2016-era Rosie Perez.

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The song features the same Hip-Hop break-arrangement style that made Mary J. Blige and What’s The 411? such a lethal introduction.

Do you think this throwback message resonates?

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