Jack Harlow has been steadily proving himself in hip-hop over the last couple of years. The Kentucky native has earned himself two No.1’s on the Billboard Hot 100 and six Grammy nominations thus far in his career. Harlow came into the mainstream with his 2020 hit “Whats Poppin” which later included a remix with Lil Wayne, Da Baby, and Tory Lanez. He shows no signs of slowing down as a common theme in his music is proving all of those that doubt him wrong. Take a look at 10 of Harlow’s best songs below:
'Sweet Action' is Harlow's second EP which was released in 2020. "I Wanna See Some A--" wasn't necessarily the hit on the EP but the flirty wordplay made it a staple on the six-song project.
"Nail Tech" was Harlow's first drop of 2022 which was later featured on his second studio album 'Come Home The Kids Miss You.' The music video features the City Girls. The Kentucky-bred emcee raps about his luxurious lifestyle and how people doubted him in hip-hop. The track debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart which was his highest debut entry at the time of release without an accompanying act.
"SUVs (Black on Black)" is found on Pooh Shiesty's 'Shiesty Season' which dropped in 2021. The record followed Harlow's explosive feature on Lil Nas X's "Industry Baby" and showed his versatility with Pooh Shiesty on this track. The song peaked at No. 18 on Billboard's US Rhythmic chart and No. 67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Harlow's debut album 'Thats What They All Say' dropped in 2020. The album debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. "Tyler Herro" is named after the Miami Heat player which he pays homage to also in the song with the line, "My homeboy Tyler he play in South Beach/He told me this summer he gon’ fix my jumper," Harlow raps. During an NBA the following year, Herro actually gifted Harlow his jersey after beating the New York Knicks per Clutch Points. The track debuted and peaked at number 34 on the Hot 100.
As Harlow continues to make a roster of features, he proves in "Pyschic" that he can carry his own. "Psychic" is found on Chris Brown's Grammy-nominated 10th studio album 'Breezy.' The music video features the two artists and Cassie whose song "Me & U" is sampled.
When you think about rappers shooting their shot in songs, Harlow's "Dua Lipa" fits the bill. However, unlike many artists who surprise women with their name-dropping, Harlow reached out to the "Levitating" songstress for approval. Fans believed that Harlow manifested a relationship with the singer because after the song dropped, the two were romantically linked. "Dua Lipa" peaked at No. 8 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 21 on US Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Nas X enlisted Harlow for his Grammy-nominated track "Industry Baby." The track is featured on Lil Nas X's debut 'Montero' album. The song debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and then rose to No. 1 the following week marking Harlow's first No. 1 on the chart and Lil Nas X's third. Harlow earned a nomination for Best Melodic Rap Performance for "Industry Baby" at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Churchill Downs" is Harlow's and Drake's first collab together which quickly became one of the most talked about songs on his album. The song leaked prior to the album's release which Harlow said that it made him sad since he considers Drake an idol and wanted to have control over the moment. "It hurt my feelings," he said about the track getting leaked per Complex. "I’m really tight about leaks. I don’t bounce my music so I haven’t had leaks in a long time." The track debuted at No. 9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Churchill Downs" earned the rapper a nomination for "Best Rap Song" at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
If you didn't know about Jack Harlow before, "Whats Poppin'" is probably the song that got you introduced to the Kentucky rapper. The track is featured on his 2020 EP 'Sweet Action.' The record peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Harlow earned his first Grammy nomination for the "Whats Poppin." The track was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
There was no way you were on social media last year and didn't scroll by a video that didn't feature Harlow's "First Class." Harlow samples Fergie's 2006 hit "Glamorous" and performed it with the singer at the 2022 VMAs. "First Class" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 making the rapper's first solo No. 1 entry and second overall. The record peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 making it the highest charting rap song of 2022. Harlow earned a nomination for Best Melodic Rap Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.