Mark Morrison’s ‘Return of the Mack’ Turns 21 and Black Twitter Celebrates
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Mark Morrison’s classic hit “Return of the Mack” has been a club mainstay since its release on March 18, 1996. On its 21st anniversary, Black Twitter decided to celebrate the song’s birthday and how it makes them feel whenever the song comes on.
“Return of the Mack” is the ultimate brush you shoulders off anthem. On the infectious song, buoyed by the “Genius of Love” sample, Morrison is telling his deceptive lover that she has broke his heart with her lies and cheating ways. “You lied to me / Even though you know I’d die for you / You lied to me / Yes I cried, yes I cri-i-ied,” he sings.
Later in the song, Morrison announces that he’s back on the scene and his mack game is still strong. “So, I’m back up in the game (hustling sound) / Running things to keep my swing (whole night long) / Letting all the people know / That I’m back to run the show,” he sings.
The birthday celebration was kicked off by the man himself, Mark Morrison. The U.K. singer went on his social media accounts to celebrate the 21st birthday of “Return of the Mack.” From there, folks on Twitter posted their thoughts on the classic tune.
“‘Return of the Mack’ is one of the best songs ever. Still the jam,” tweeted one fan. Another person wrote, “Mark Morrison poured his soul into ‘Return Of The Mack.’ That was a man being pulled back into the game against his better judgement.”
However, to some people on Twitter, “Return of the Mack” is the worst song ever. Blasphemous!
One commenter tweeted, “‘Return of The Mack’ is an AWFUL song,” while another person wrote, “I never did like ‘Return of the Mack.’ Idc what you all say – I hate that song.”
What do you think of Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack”? Is it a classic song or is it garbage? Tell us in the comments below.
Check out people’s reactions from Twitter below.
When I die, play "Return of the Mack" at my funeral just to make sure i'm still dead. I might just pop up out the casket with light feet.
— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) March 18, 2017
"Return of the Mack" has to be the most polarizing song of its time. Either people love it or they hate it. No in between.
— Gary from Chicago (@PBS_Impulse9) March 18, 2017
Return of The Mack is an AWFUL song
— Big Belly Rude Boy (@Sucio_McFly) March 18, 2017
I just seen tweets of people who disliked "Return of the Mack"
— nina. (@itsjustNeens) March 18, 2017
Return of the Mack is one of the best songs ever. Still the jam.
— Che (@CheReal85) March 18, 2017
Return Of The Mack does something to your soul the minute you hear that techno-y beat start.
— Sagal (@SagalDuale) March 18, 2017
Mark Morrison poured his soul into Return Of The Mack. That was a man being pulled back into the game against his better judgement.
— L. Brothers (@LBrothersMedia) March 18, 2017
My ears have never heard a song greater than Return of the Mack. Debate your drunk auntie.
— W i l l m a r i e (@WillmaSupaStar) March 18, 2017
Seein the Return of the Mack video makes me think Wesley stole Mark Morrison's aesthetic for Blade
— Ordell Robbie (@jtg1527) March 18, 2017
I never did like Return of the Mack. Idc what you all say – I hate that song. pic.twitter.com/Et3NqxHALW
— Jade, M.A. (@Jade2thaMax) March 18, 2017
When my auntie Dyke take me to the honey comb hideout and they play Return of the Mack pic.twitter.com/nwkODeJQ38
— Pettytrician (@NobodyButNori) March 18, 2017
The same people who are slandering "Return Of The Mack" is going to be the same people praising "More Life"…I DO NOT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE!! pic.twitter.com/YpvGt2CQdy
— jaylin (@_jaywop_) March 18, 2017