The Jackman Releases “Jackman.”

Jack Harlow’s latest album is set to be a top hit.

Jackman. showcases Harlows elevated rapping skills.


“Jackman.” showcases Harlow’s elevated rapping skills.

Maya Zappa, Columnist

Jack Harlow is one of the most exciting young rappers in the industry right now. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Harlow got his start in music at a young age, honing in on his skills as a rapper and songwriter. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Harlow became popular with his hit single “What’s Poppin,” which went viral all over social media. Since then, he’s continued to grow his fanbase and a string of successful singles and collaborations.

Jack Harlow’s new album “Jackman.” is a tribute to his growth through the years as an artist. The album is a cohesive collection of tracks that showcase his unique style and storytelling. Many have said in the past that Harlow seems to have no meaning and flow, but in this album he made sure to step up. According to Rolling Stone, he tried to make himself seem more like a serious rapper, writing his lyrics to have more story so his listeners can relate to his music.

According to Pitchfork, many rappers have recently adopted “therapy rap,” in which the rappers discuss social and political topics. In “Jackman.” Harlow utilizes this tool in most of his songs. This gives him maturity as an artist and person. Harlow makes sure that his listeners understand his truth. In his song “Gang Gang Gang,” Harlow takes a different route than he has before. This song is truly deep, discussing true and hard situations people have gone through, an audible showing of his expansion in the rap game.

In “Jackman.” Harlow has shown that he’s not afraid to take risks and experiment with his talent. He tries new sounds and new tools, but still stays true to his unique style. Harlow is clearly dedicated to his craft and will surely break through with releases in the future. Harlow is truly coming into his own.