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Jack Harlow talks how he was inspired & influenced by Eminem




On Tuesday, the Recording Academy announced its nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Jack Harlow, an Atherton High School graduate, received a nod from in the Best Rap Performance category for his single “What’s Poppin” off his Sweet Action EP.

Jack Harlow is up against Big Sean featuring Nipsey Hussle’s “Deep Reverence,” DaBaby’s “Bop,” Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé’s “Savage” and late Pop Smoke’s “Dior.” Winners will be announced on January 31, 2021 at the Grammys official ceremony.

The song was a massive hit in the United States that reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The remix version of the song features rap superstars like DaBaby, Lil Wayne and Tory Lanez.

On the latest episode of GQ Magazine’s “Actually Me,” Harlow goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from Twitter, Instagram, Quora and Wikipedia. One of the questions was about Eminem.

Question: What’s the story behind Jack Harlow? He Eminem-true to the culture or is he a vulture?

Jack Harlow: Hell of the question. True to the culture. I grew up listening to Eminem. I idolized Eminem, big influence of mine while growing up. I mean he’s so dope. But also obviously… I remember when I was ten or eleven, I would wear like a toboggan, and hoodie and headphones around my neck. Cause I wanted to feel like him.

Jack Harlow: I definitely had an Eminem phase feeling like wow, just that Caucasian connection, you know. It’s strong.

You can watch the video via YouTube below: