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Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is best known for his acting roles as Michael Lee and Dixon Wilson on HBO’s “The Wire” and CW’s “90210” respectively, but before he hit Hollywood, Wilds dreamed of a career in music. “I don’t remember a time in my life when music wasn’t a factor in my life,” the Staten Island native says. “I was immersed in what music was in the ’90s. Everything we heard in hip hop, I could look outside of my window in the projects and see it going on.” The city served as inspiration for his debut LP, New York: A Love Story, a 1990s hip hop-focused, R&B-laced tale of love and loss, featuring writing and production from Ne-Yo, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Havoc.