Jack Harlow Says He’s The Best White Rapper Since Eminem
Last week, Jack Harlow released his latest album, Jackman. The Generation Now/Atlantic Records collection includes the song “They Don’t Love It” (embedded below). On that track, the Louisville, Kentucky MC asserts himself among the best white Rap artists in a bold way.
“Ya boy’s strivin’ to be the most dominant ever / The hardest white boy since the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters,” Harlow spit on the song produced by Hollywood Cole. “And hold the comments ’cause I promise you I’m honestly better than whoever came to your head right then / They ain’t cut from the same thread like him / They don’t study, doin’ work to get ahead like him / They don’t toss and turn in the f*ckin’ bed like him.” The lyrics reference Em’s iconic “Lose Yourself” hit, and are just one of the places that Harlow explores racial identity on his LP.
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The provocative lyrics are discussed in the latest episode of the What’s The Headline podcast. There, the Ambrosia For Heads team unpacks Jack Harlow’s emphasis on race throughout Jackman. Additionally, while paying Jack his compliments in many places, there is a reminder that deserving artists may take umbrage on Harlow’s claim. MCs including Yelawolf, Rittz, the late Mac Miller, Asher Roth, Your Old Droog, Token, Action Bronson, and Russ have put in incredible work since the dawn of Eminem. Additionally, Slim Shady contemporaries like Paul Wall, Aesop Rock, and Evidence get recognition as well. The 25-year-old Jack Harlow can make a bold claim, but can he truly back it up against a talented class?
AFH readers can catch regular discussions about the culture on our What’s The Headline. The podcast also features interviews with Royce 5’9, Guy Wood, Sr. and Sharene Wood, Rapper Big Pooh, Cormega, Meyhem Lauren & Daringer, Diamond D, AZ, Blu & Mickey Factz, Joell Ortiz, Kurupt, Evidence, Skyzoo, Pharoahe Monch, Prince Paul & Don Newkirk, Statik Selektah, Lyric Jones, The LOX, MC Eiht, Havoc, Duckwrth, photographer T. Eric Monroe, and Lord Finesse.
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Various selections from Jackman. are currently featured on the AFH playlist.
#BonusBeat: Jack Harlow’s “They Don’t Love It” music video: