Jack Harlow Declares Himself Hip-hop's Second Hardest White Rapper After Eminem - WhatsOnRap

Jack Harlow Declares Himself Hip-hop's Second Hardest White Rapper After Eminem

Jack Harlow returns today alongside his third studio album, Jackman, almost a year after the release of his sophomore album, Come Home the Kids Miss You. He revealed the release earlier this week, and throughout the record, he mentions or references to other rappers and their roles in the music industry alongside him.

On the album's second track, "They Don't Love It," Harlow quotes Eminem's hit single "Lose Yourself." In the process, he labeled himself the finest white rapper since Eminem's meteoric breakthrough at the turn of the millennium. 

“The hardest white boy since the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters,” he raps. “And hold the comments ’cause I promise you I’m honestly better than whoever came to your head right then.”

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despite the fact that Harlow is pumping his chest up, the Louisville-bred MC has a lot of respect for Eminem. "[He's] catching a lot of slander from the new generation," Harlow stated in a Pitchfork interview from 2021, which can be seen here. “I think they don’t have the context of what he was — truly an icon. When I was 9 through 13, that’s who I wanted to be.”

Harlow got to be a part of Em's "Killer" remix in 2021. The two musicians never met in person for the collaboration, but Em gave him his OK before recording the song. 

"We didn't get to meet, but we had a phone call that meant the world to me," He admitted this in a 2021 interview with Billboard. 

“He gave me a lot of props that any artist would love to get. Sometimes, the best gem is just somebody you admire letting you know who you think you are. He let me know, ‘You’re that. You’re dope.’ I’ve waited a decade to hear that. So it was special.”