Today, July 15, is the birthday of New York rapper and actor Mack Wilds. Bred in Staten Island, NY, Tristan Wilds, known as Mack Wilds, knew stardom at an early age as he used to hang with the Wu-Tang Clan when they would receive haircuts at his father’s local barbershop. Mack then went on to score his first major acting role in 2005 on The N series Miracle’s Boys before nabbing his first major reoccurring role in 2006 on the HBO series, The Wire. In 2013, Mack shook things up making a full transition from acting to music, releasing his debut LP New York: A Love Story. The album was propelled by the single, “Own It” and went on to receive a Grammy Nomination in 2014, gifting the actor-turned singer with his first musical nomination of that caliber.Wilds has worked with Sevyn Streeter, Consequence, Pusha T, Ludacris and more and has said to be getting back into music in 2015. We can’t wait to hear more. Happy Birthday, Mack Wilds!