Jack Harlow | Before They Were Famous

Jack Harlow | Before They Were Famous


finally handsome ten tracks straight
fire I’m self proclaiming myself as the best rapper in Louisville right now
right here right here right now before Jack Carla would drop his track Sylvia
through the night and what’s poppin which peaked at number 84 on the
Billboard Hot 100 what that with that before Jack Carla would collaborate with
the boys from lyrical lemonade Bryson tiller k Kemp and Rhino from love lips
serve before Jack Carla would clock in close to 400,000 followers on the gram
no you know I just grown up a lot since then I’ve added some vices okay I’ve
thought about things I’ve thought things through so I’m actually pretty excited
to be taking a break from the TIG talkers as we got some real genuine
talent we’re featuring here today now Jack Harlow he is a man making moves
with a whole lot of buzz which is all part of the master plan he’s been making
for himself since the age of 12 now his obsession with lyricism and
frequent release of mixtapes they quickly made him a local legend in his
hometown of Louisville Kentucky and by the time he was in his freshman year of
high school well he was already having meetings with the likes of Def Jam and
Atlantic Records but Jack he didn’t take a deal right away and he’s been very
calculated in his rap journey now he even declined to be on an MTV reality
show about up-and-coming rappers yeah this kid he’s taken a lot of thought
about his rap journey he’s actually taken a whole bunch of his old music
videos and photos off of the internet because he didn’t want the old stuff to
diminish his credibility yeah this guy he’s really put a lot of thought into
things like even this I’ve never made like a big and any my songs like that
was my first one cuz like I’m not on some like you know micros you know what
I mean but like I’m not I’m also like not crazy like you know but I was so
worried that the girls I used to best we’re gonna be like songs hard but just
know like it ain’t that big I like this kid I think he’s gonna be the next big
thing it’s easy to draw comparisons between him and post Valon
and Jack he’s likely aware of this and well he’s pretty honest and upfront
about his role as a white man and wrath on hitchcock he raps I’m just a guest
inside the house of a culture that ain’t mine and I’m just blessed to be around
what’s going on guys this boy Mike cretin back added with another before
they were famous this time on Jack Harlow no big chunk of the information I
gathered for this script it comes from an interview Jack gave to Josh moss and
this was at the Louisville magazine it was super in-depth and detailed so I’ve
left a link to that down below no other requests I’ve been working on they
include Arizona’s or vas I think that’s how you say it by the time I make the
video I’ll figured it out I need you guys to keep letting us know who’s next
in the comments down below and I’ll see you after the intro Hey be sure to
subscribe and hit that Bell boom jack Carla was born jackman Thomas Harlow on
March 13 1998 in Louisville Kentucky that was mom Maggie she played a lot of
Eminem while he was in the womb so let’s say his musical journey it started from
the get-go it looks like Jack he comes from a middle or upper middle-class
family with his parents running two successful companies a sick new Ram oh
where Jack would later work and Transworld business advisers or at least
his mom works there though he’s got a younger brother named clay and his
family they moved from the countryside of Shelbyville to the big city of
Louisville when the boys were little and this was so they could be closer to
other kids their age where I’m from it’s a city and a lot of people from
Louisville had this desire to be respected in that way because they won’t
even say Kentucky when you tell them where they’re from not me I’m not like
that I represent Kentucky but Louisville is a city it’s urban we’ve got
skyscrapers we got bridges we got human beings in suits walking around it’s got
a million people it’s got real people walking around in suits that’s my
favorite part that was a young kid in kindergarten Wheeljack he had to wear a
patch over his right eye in an attempt to make his left lazy eye a little
stronger now due to the patch you know all his classmates well they started to
tease him calling him a nerd and in response well he learned all the words
to Weird Al Yankovic’s parody white nerdy and he would rap it to those same
kids all of a sudden that bullies will they turn into friends that lazy-eye it
turns out is the reason why Jack’s always seen sporting his glasses but it
all makes sense because growing up he says he was a massive fan of the Harry
Potter books he was also into another series known as
warriors now his dad he was in the music but his mom she had a love for rap
and when he was just 10 years old he asked his mom if he could listen to the
explicit albums in her collection now these included A Tribe Called Quest
Public Enemy NWA and more starting to rap for himself seem to be an
uncontrollable obsession that started when he was 10 now Jack he told his dad
one day when he was in middle school every time I hear anybody say anything I
try to rhyme I’d be at soccer practice and I heared words anything
multi-syllable and would just start rhyming he described this almost like
his own personal puberty now by 12 years old he had made up his mind about his
future and he asked his mom how do I become the best rapper in the world her
answer was an encouraging one though she had just read the book outliers which
popularized the theory that the secret to greatness is 10,000 hours of practice
now they did the math and if he dedicated 4 to 5 hours every day will
he’d be there by his 18th birthday so Jack he took this as fact and he got to
work now in the 6th grade will he use the microphone from a Guitar Hero game
console and he also used the laptop to record his first rhymes working with a
friend known as Copeland gravy well they put out a harlow featuring coke CD and
they’ve titled it ripping and rapid for this they burned 40 copies and they sold
it to all the kids at Highland middle school for 2 bucks apiece no early on
Jack he wasn’t sure what to write about he was struggling a little bit with the
fact that he wasn’t a black kid from a rough neighborhood but in the end he
decided just to be honest with who he was and what he was going through
speaking more on this Jack he told Josh boss but culture was the coolest thing
to all kids growing up whether they want to say it like that or not but I didn’t
want a copy I didn’t want to steal from it I wanted to put my own twist on it
tell my own story he also struggled with schoolwork and his music obsession it
left little time for homework with him often falling asleep in class but it
sounds like his teachers well they were pretty encouraging though his sixth
grade science teacher Walker Swain he produced music and asked Jack to be on a
song and the two of them they collapsed then the football coach he heard Jack’s
music and he connected him with the studio called Fort Knox and a producer
known as Larabee i N or Larbi no no there was also another
teacher from his elementary school who got him addicted to liking older women
and if you follow him on the gram you’ll notice that he frequently shouts out
older actresses like worse’ Tomei hey Constance Murray aka Angie Lopez
eventually he would up his game with a professional microphone and adopted the
moniker mr. Harlow now in the seventh grade he gave away a hundred copies of
his first solo mixtape extra credit and this time well he didn’t even charge the
two box nobody’s gonna be messing with this it’s gonna be hot and like I’m
bragging but and I’m hyping it up but his dope it is junior year he put out
finally handsome as Jack Harlow and he started posting videos to YouTube now
from their phone calls they started coming in for potential managers and
others who wanted to sign him then one of those people just so happened to be
Scooter Braun which led to a meeting at his LA mansion another meeting with Def
Jam happened in New York as well as Atlantic Records in Los Angeles all
during his freshman year personally a music speaks for itself you know what
I’m saying like just go out there and download it and I know you all will mess
with this it’s gonna notice play now you or I might have handled that situation
well he didn’t take a deal and reflecting back on and now he cites that
as the right move now as his friends get ready to go to college well he stuck out
working at his parents Cigna ramen business while dedicating all his free
time to his music he released his next fix tape 18 shortly after completing
high school which was the first album on his label and used a collective private
garden now Jack he grew up in the Highlands area of Louisville which is
filled with nightclubs restaurants theaters and more but when he graduated
high school will he move to the berry boulevard with his friends and this was
the senior part of town there he saw drug addicts and people facing harsher
realities than he had grown up around now after six months he moved to
Germantown into a two-story house this was owned by his grandmother he also
picked up his first whip off of Grandma a 2005 pontiac grand prix and for that
he paid a whopping 2000 bucks though his music wasn’t yet paying the bills but it
quickly became a local hero playing all the Louisville venues this
included headliners Mercury ballroom Hey get whiskey bar and the show at the
since closed new vintage no jag has said that he will forever rap his hometown
know over the next year he would travel to Atlanta to record he would perform at
South by Southwest in 2018 he signed with DJ Drama and Don canons Atlantic
Records imprint generation now that was buzz it would only continue to grow with
his first major label debut mixtape loose and collabs with K camp on pick
your phone up I’m actually a big k camp fan with cutter off being one of my
all-time favorite jams also there was through the night that one with Bryson
Teller it was another banger now the big
explosion for Jack was his track what’s poppin where he worked with lyrical
lemonade and Cole Bennett and the music video well it was a banger I think we’re
looking at over 10 million views at the time of this recording so good for that
as for the rest of the story well I think I’m gonna wrap this one up here
because this of course is before they’re famous my name’s michael crichton we
make all sorts every bios here for you on this channel you guys got to let us
know who’s next in the comments down below we also have one more video
because if you like this one you might want to check out the next one and do
that and then I’ll see you guys in another video

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