Over the past two years, Jack Harlow gone from playing empty bars to selling out venues. At the same time, Shelbyville, Kentucky-born rapper’s single “Whats Poppin” and its remix have garnered over 1 billion streams on Spotify. He add almost a billion more for “Industry Baby,” a collaboration with Lil Nas X. All of this helped to make him the face of the 2022 Forbes Under 30 music list.
In an interview, Harlow talked about many things, including Eminem’s influence over him while growing up:
“Last year it was, ‘Who’s this new white boy on the scene who can rap his ass off? He’s dope.’ This year I am showing the world who I am. I want to be the biggest rapper. I just want everybody to know I love rap and I’m about to take over.”
“My mother played Eminem to me and this is how I was introduced to rap. The writing, the storytelling, the rhythm of it… I was so attracted to it. It made you move, made you dance, feel confident; it made you feel like the man.”
For the full interview, visit Forbes here and while reading, you can bump Eminem’s “Killer (Remix)” with Jack Harlow and Cordae below: