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Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow checks in with the L.A. Leakers at Power 106 to talk about his buzzing single “Sun Down,” how he’s accepted being a white rapper in a black genre and some of his biggest inspirations on his come up.
With Harlow’s “Sun Down” track continuing to gain exposure, the budding rapper tells Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk about his come up in the rap game and even cites his Mother for putting him on to hip-hop. Harlow reveals that growing up, his Mother attended Public Enemy concerts in the 90s and being that his Mom was a huge rap fan, it was only natural that Jack found his place in hip-hop down the line. “ I remember she had like a 25th Anniversary Def Jam cd, so I was listening to all of that. I was listening to Montell Jordan and everything,” says the rapper.
Harlow also talks his beginning journey early on, stating:
I started recording around 12 or 13. I had a usb mic, i just plugged it into my mom’s laptop, and I was just rapping. As I got older, I started going to studios in Louisville and, you know, just really trying to get good at this. Towards the end of high school, I started heading down to Atlanta, just trying to branch out. And now, I’m down there permanently, I live down down there, but it’s some, you know, Louisville stuff going on.
The “Dark Knight” emcee goes on to discuss what it’s like being a white rapper in a dominated hip-hop culture of black artists saying, “There’s still moments where I’m like, ‘Damn, I’m really caucasian out here,’cause Drama and Cannon took me to the BET Awards and we know what that stands for and I was in there like, ‘Damn.”
While we wait and watch Jack Harlow’s name to continue to rise, the rapper has a goal of being able to put out music that people all over the world knows.
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