Rapper Jack Harlow is back with his fourth album, “Jackman.” Harlow saw some successful collaborations in 2020 on his album “Thats What They All Say”, with tracks featuring Adam Levine, Lil Wayne, and Big Sean. The rapper further rose to mainstream music success for his duet with fellow rapperLil Nas X on the track “Industry Baby.” The song rapidly became a social media sensation upon its 2021 release, for its dance-ability and memorable bars.
Following his mainstream breakthrough, Harlow released his 2022 album “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” The project received mixed reviews–while his loyal fan base loved it, Harlow was also the subject of criticism. Many felt that he “sold out” to cater to a pop music audience, despite his humble beginnings as a rap artist in Louisville, Kentucky.
Harlow notably referred to himself as “the hardest white boy since Eminem” on his track “They Don’t Love It.” While some agreed that while his style of rap is starkly different from Eminem’s famously sped up style, their lyricism about their childhoods bears similarities. Others feel that the late Mac Miller bore more similarities to Eminem, and that while Harlow is talented, he could not compare.