Up Close & Personal: Tristan “Mack” Wilds Takes Acting Hiatus for Rap Career

Hollywood star Tristan Wilds steps away from acting for rap career.

With the buzzing single “Own It” out and a debut album on the way this September, singer turned actor Tristan “Mack” Wilds plans to be one of the years biggest acts.

When the world found out the new incarnation of The CW’s ‘90210’ was cancelled, so did the cast. When he learned of getting laid off, the actor decided it was truly time to focus on the music.

In our interview, Wilds admits:

“As soon as it ended, of course it was bittersweet, it seemed like it was an Omen. Like God was really on some ‘Well, go do what you gotta do.'”

A wake up call of sorts, Wilds went overtime in the studio with Salaam Remi (Miguel, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys) and crafted a project he intends to release this Fall.

While at Salaam Remi’s studios in New York City, we chopped it up with Wilds on giving up acting for rapping, being from Staten Island and his idea of the perfect date. Watch below.

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“Own It”, produced by Salaam Remi and written by Ne-Yo, is the albums lead single. New York: A Love Story is scheduled for a September 17th release.

Listen: “Own It” by Mack Wilds