It was an eventful weekend for the 22 year old Kentucky star, Jack Harlow. The hip-hop and rap artist dropped his debut album Friday night for the world to hear. “That’s What They All Say” has a tracklist of 15 songs, including his well known 2020 single “What’s poppin”, which reached number 2 on the US Billboard 100. The list of features on the album include a variety of already famous artists such as Lil Baby, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Adam Levine, Static Major and more. Jack Harlow also pays great recognition to Bryson Tiller, Louisville’s very own, and collabs with him on the project as well. Harlow takes pride in the 502, (Louisville area code) making multiple references in his music to the city and even has a VVS chain of the state.
Expanding beyond Louisville
On Harlow’s Instagram, he shares with us that Spotify has set up billboards in Toronto, LA, and New York City. Amazon music also has a billboard advertisement of the album featured in Atlanta. With only 1.5 million followers on Instagram, Jack has a lot or room for growth and development. He does a great job of putting himself out there by using apps such as “Triller” and “Tik Tok” to appeal to the youth. He was included in Saweetie’s “Tap in remix” with Post Malone and Dababy. Continuing with the remixes, he appears on City Girl’s “Pussy Talk remix” along with Quavo and Lil Wayne. The matured artist has worked with multiple big names in the industry. With that being said, he is using the right tools, resources and people to help get his name on the map.
Other accomplishments for Jack
The star in the making does not stop when it comes to opportunities. From being a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to being included on the XXL’S 2020 Freshman Class, Harlow is making huge ground. The magazine’s list tells fans which artists to keep on their radar. Back in May 2020, Jack Harlow appears on season 15 of the show Wild’n Out. The episodes always include celebrity guests and performers as it is a mix of a comedy show and hip-hop freestyle game. In addition, not only is he on the Madden 21 soundtrack, but his single “Automatic” is the lead song. Consequently, Harlow’s song was used in the trailer’s, while the cover and face of the game is other Louisville legend- Lamar Jackson. Harlow has been rapping since he was 12 and 10 years later is a 2020 Grammy nominee for Best Rap Performance.
True attention to detail
In brief, Jack Harlow has shown much progress within not only his music but his overall persona. His delivery and flow make him have a unique fresh sound. Harlow’s attention to detail is shown through his new debut album. Transitions between each track were effortless and his lyrics were relevant and true. Recently, Jack has been doing a superb job of remaining pertinent. Track 11, “Tyler Herro” referenced NBA rookie Tyler Herro. The 20 year old Miami Heat player had just made it to the finals against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Harlow pays homage to his friend and even included him in the music video. Jack Harlow has great strategies and knows when something is a hot topic in society. If you need new music to listen to or haven’t discovered him yet, Jack Harlow is your man.