Mack Wilds is no stranger to television, having acted on HBO’s The Wire, and the latest version of 90210. The 24-year-old SPIN interview subject returned to the small screen on December 10 to appear on another reboot of a ’90s franchise: The Arsenio Hall Show. Wilds strutted and crooned through “Own It,” a soulful standout from his Grammy-nominated debut album, New York: A Love Story, and then sat down with Arsenio for a quick Q&A. Watch the performance above, then scroll down to see the young boom-bap disciple discuss his Best Urban Contemporary Album nod with the host.
For more on Mack Wilds, read SPIN’s recent feature, Mack Wilds: Brash Soul Crooner, ‘Wire’ Alum, Channels ’90s New York.