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Jack Harlow's Rise to Stardom

"Come Home The Kids Miss You" is a homage piece to hip-hop. Jack embraces the original techniques of production. This sophomore album "Come Home The Kids Miss You" symbolizes Jack's devotion to the culture that raised him—accompanied by Pharrell Williams's production artistry and the lyricism of Lil Wayne. Tracks include "Dua Lipa," "Movie Star," and "Church Hill Downs" with Drake.

At age twelve, Jack and his friend Copelan used a laptop and a guitar-hero microphone to experiment with the idea of making music. Drawing influences from artists such as Eminem, Kanye West, and Johnny Cash. In seventh grade, Jack released his first mixtape, "Extra Credit," under the name Mr. Harlow. At fourteen, Jack's parents received many phone calls from prospects interested in developing Jack's music career. In high school, Jack performed locally and released his tracks online. In 2015, Jack released "Handsome Harlow" while under the sonaBLAST! Record label. Jack started to make a name for himself, selling out venues and opening for Vince Staples.

With so much musical talent surrounding Jack, he decided to start his record label, "Private Garden." After graduating in June of 2016, Jack released another mixtape, "18," under his music label, Private Garden. The following year he would drop his single "Dark Knight," featured on his mixtape "Gazebo." Jack went on tour for the mixtape and had his friends open for his shows.

Jack, more encouraged than ever, moved to Atlanta in 2018 to pursue his rap career. To help finance his rap career, he worked tirelessly at Chick-Fil-A to fund his passion. A month later, at Mean Street Studios, Jack met DJ Drama. Later that year, Jack signed to the Generation Now record label.

In 2020 Jack released the single "What's Poppin," the lead track for his album Sweet Action. "What's Poppin" placed second on the Hot 100, with features from acts such as DaBaby, Lil Wayne, and Tory Lanez. With such notoriety, the track accumulated over one billion views so far. It was no surprise that Jack had a spot in the 2020 XXL Freshman Cypher, featuring NLE Choppa, Rod Wave, Polo G, and others.

Jack took an even more significant leap the following year, featuring on Lil Nas X's track "Industry Baby." This collaboration generated an enormous conversation about discrimination within the genre, and Jack's unwavering support of Lil Nas X did not go unnoticed. Aware of Lil Nas's challenges in the music industry, Jack praises his ability to flourish through it all. Jack was later featured on Kanye West's "Donda 2" album on the single "Louie Bags.

Jack overall shows great charisma and positivity despite all the challenges he faces. Jack continues to work to become the best version of himself to influence others positively. Only twenty-four years young, with so much left in him, we are witnessing a potential superstar.

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