Jack Harlow is a 23-year-old rapper from Kentucky who’s been taking the world by storm as of late with releases like Deja Vu and Loose. He has a knack for writing incredible, relatable lyrics that everyone can relate to. This year, his two projects have been excellent at showing off his wide range of talents. Loose featured incredible production from Swarvy and Crankdat, while Deja Vu showcased Harlow’s storytelling abilities. Jack Harlow has only been in the game for a year or so (or at least it feels like it), but he already is winning over fans left and right with his honest lyrics and unique style. Here are my top 10 favorite songs from Jack Harlow’s music catalog.
10. INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)
Industry Baby is the third track on Jack Harlow’s second studio album, Loose. It features an excellent feature from fellow Kentuckian and friend Jack Harlow. The song’s beat is simple but perfect for a song about wanting just to get away and chill out for a while. I love the little touches that producer Crankdat adds with the little synth that pops up at certain points throughout the song. This is one of my favorite cuts off the album.
9. WHATS POPPIN
Poppin is the first track on Jack Harlow’s debut album, Deja Vu. This song has an incredibly catchy beat courtesy of producer Sango. I love the way that the beat just builds and builds throughout the song. It starts with a simple guitar riff before quickly building into what it eventually becomes. The synth that comes in during the song’s chorus is particularly great. It shows Harlow’s excellent flow, which switches up throughout the whole track, but never feels forced or unnatural. The song’s highlight comes about 2 minutes in with a rap verse from Lil Yachty. His quick vocals are delivered perfectly with his signature style over Sango’s production.
8. What’s Poppin (feat. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne) [Remix] – Bonus Track
What’s Poppin came up shortly after Jack Harlow dropped his debut, Deja Vu received a remix. This version of the song features some heavy hitters in the rap game with Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, and DaBaby. The latter two rappers were pretty quiet when this song was originally released, so it was nice to see them finally get a chance to shine on it. I’m not the biggest fan of DaBaby, but this Remix finally made me appreciate his style and lyrical content. This track is worth listening to if you like Deja Vu.
7. SUVs (Black on Black)
SUVs is the third track on Jack Harlow’s debut album, Deja Vu. One of the most personal tracks on Deja Vu touches on Harlow’s inner struggles throughout high school and college. The song features an incredibly catchy beat courtesy of Swarvy. I love how this beat drops out now and then before slowly building back up with each verse by Harlow. This is one of my favorite songs from Deja Vu.
6. Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro is a track from Jack Harlow’s sophomore album, Loose. The beat of this song is incredibly smooth with its lo-fi vibes. I love how Swarvy lets his talents shine through in this song with the piano chords and drum rolls he creates throughout it. Harlow does an excellent job of keeping up with the song’s production as well. His flow fits like a glove on this beat, and it is truly the perfect background for his bars. This is one of my favorite tracks from his latest album.
5. I WANNA SEE SOME ASS (feat. jetsonmade)
I want to See Some Ass is the first track on Jack Harlow’s debut album, Deja Vu. Thanks to its high energy and strong production, it is one of my favorite songs off of this project. I love how he jumps right into the song with his lyrics, “I don’t know what it is about you or why you so fly / but I want to taste and if you let me, I might just wanna eat.” It is abundantly clear from the first line of this song that Harlow wants this girl to show him some ass. The last half of the song’s second verse has a strong hip-hop vibe with beat changes and an excellent feature from jetsonmade.
4. Way Out (feat. Big Sean)
This song is a favorite because it shows off jack’s lyrical ability, and I think it features a great verse from Big Sean. This is one of the least serious songs on his new album, making it super fun to play when you’re in a good mood. I also love how he says “the” by accident at the end of the second verse instead of “toe,” and it works.
3. Already Best Friends (feat. Chris Brown)
I know this is a pretty popular song, but it’s still the best. I’ve heard jack Harlow fans call it cheesy before, and I get why they’d say that because of Chris Brown’s verse at the end, but honestly, I think his verse fits perfectly with the happy summer vibe of the song. Plus, jack didn’t ask Chris to be on the song. They just sent him the link, and he wrote his verse within 24 hours then recorded it that day, too. I think that’s pretty badass; also, Chris sounds like he had fun recording it (he said so himself).
2. Killer (feat. Jack Harlow & Cordae) – Remix
This is a remix of a song from a band called “the homie,” which jack Harlow doesn’t even like, but he makes it sound good anyway. Cordae also kills the verse originally meant for him, and this whole thing is cool to me. If you haven’t heard this song before, you should check it out.
1. Luv Is Dro (feat. Static Major & Bryson Tiller)
Everyone knows this song is the catchiest summer tune ever, but it also features two of my favorite artists in both of their primes. I love how dynamic this song is, too, because at first, it’s just jack Harlow rapping with major static singing “I got that Luv,” then he goes into a Spanish section, almost sounds kind of like r&b, then Bryson tiller comes in and makes it sound like this hip-hop/r&b/trap fusion. I get why jack Harlow doesn’t like the song, though, because he didn’t make it with static major originally, but honestly, I think it’s one of his best songs ever.
Jack Harlow is a fantastic artist. He has a knack for incorporating several genres into his music, and he does so with ease. I know there are some haters out there, but it’s hard to deny how good the man’s lyrics are. He deserves all this success he is getting, and I’m excited to see what he comes with in the future.