April 10, 2008 AT 10:45 PM EDT

Alicia Keys is gearing up for the premiere of her new video for “Teenage Love Affair,” the third single from the singer-songwriter’s third studio CD, As I Am. Conceived as an homage to Spike Lee’s 1988 classic School Daze — a musical dramedy about two groups of college students who clash during Homecoming weekend — the clip was directed by Chris Robinson and features cameos by actors Derek Luke (Lions for Lambs) and Tristan Wilds (The Wire). “It’s a really creative way to talk about your first love affair,” Keys says. “And it’s cool to be able to honor Spike and an iconic movie by making it up-to-date and giving it new edge 20 years later.” — By Margeaux Watson

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