Singled Out: "Method Man Has Been Watching Me Grow Up Since I Was A Kid"

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 3:00PM

Written by SOHH for Mack Wilds

[SOHH highlights a hot record on Tuesdays and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Hot Boys' Turk gave the inside on his "I'm Hot" anthem, television star-turned-rapper/singer Mack Wilds breaks down how Method Man laced his new "Wild Things" track.]

Honestly, the record with Method Man came together by sheer luck.

I did the record long before Mef even got on it but we were so adamant about getting Mef on there. We knew his voice would sound perfect on there.

So we're reaching out, we're reaching out but with the Wu-Tang Clan's 20th anniversary this year, they're running around and going everywhere, doing tours and just all around the world. Eventually, it got to a point where he was in Staten Island, I was in the city, I called him to the studio like, "Yo, I just need for you to hear this and lay something down real fast."

Method Man came in, heard the track and blessed me. It was pretty amazing.

I absolutely felt like the chemistry was there. Method Man has been watching me grow up since I was a kid. So it's more than just a [collaboration]. He's like a mentor to me. He's like an uncle.

Mack Wild's debut album New York: A Love Story is described as a hip-hop-centered, R&B-laced tale of love and loss. Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, Mack says that music has always been his first love and dreamed of a career in music from a young age, who credits his musical influences to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z and Nas, among many others. Growing up in New York City, Mack was immersed in music and recounts his surroundings, living in the inner-city and listening to hip-hop as his major inspiration to record this album - to reflect the feeling of all that New York City is - from the sounds, diversity, artistry, daily grind, the good, the bad and the beautiful.

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