If you're a Grammy-nominated R&B singer/actor trying to impress a girl you just met, I guess you could charter a luxury yacht for a day and take her out on the Hudson. But if you're Mack Wilds, navigating the sometimes-choppy waters that follow cuffing season, you know that the simplest approach is often the most romantic.
Who needs big toys when you can take a free sunset ride on the Staten Island Ferry? For girls who've seen it all, done it all, a low-key date can spark the highest returns. And that's just what Mack does in his new video for "My Crib," directed by Fatima Curry and premiered Monday (June 9) on MTV.com.
The Salaam Remi and Bink-produced track off the 24-year-old's debut album, New York: A Love Story, finds Mack enticing a lady-friend to come kick it at his place. But first, the Shaolin native tells her to meet him downtown, in New York's Financial District, where they can link up.
In the clip, Mack and his leading lady lock hands and kick off their maritime adventure stopping for kisses on the stairway. And as the camera flashes to expansive views of the city at dusk, he croons exquisite game:
"You're looking like the perfect love song/ Girl, you got me going with your clothes on."
If that's not enough to make you gush, check the just-dropped remix, featuring Pusha T.