Jack Harlow continues to shine. He’s 100% my favorite rapper right now and his come up has been nothing short of amazing!
Most recently he performed his Tiny Desk concert on NPR. It’s a must watch.
There was multiple songs that Harlow never actually performed live and it’s pretty sick. The skillset of Harlow is unreal. He recorded this in Los Angeles – this isn’t the normal NPR Tiny Desk, this one is done from ‘home’ but either way, Harlow nailed it.
Bobby Carter wrote on NPF:
Jack Harlow’s Tiny Desk (home) concert feels like the arrival of a rap superstar. Tucked in a homey-looking space in Los Angeles surrounded by bookshelves and vintage furniture, the Louisville, Ky., emcee delivers a performance with the confidence of an old pro. His set, however, is the first time he’s relied solely on live instrumentation to bring his songs to life. “It’s been a long time since I had a chance to perform and I’ve never done it like this,” he says.
This is a far stretch from the kid with loose curls and specs frolicing with his hometown friends, but his success should serve as a reminder of the importance of artist development. He’s been able to slow cook for a few years, consistently dropping mixtapes and visuals until he landed a big hit last year in “WHATS POPPIN.” That performance earned him a Grammy nomination ahead of his very impressive debut album, Thats What They All Say.
For this turn at the Tiny Desk, Harlow, his band and some background singers deliver a megamix of highlights from the album. The orchestration underscores his sentimental and introspective side on songs like “Same Guy” and “Funny Seeing You Here,” but it also elevates the melody, which is the true hero here. Over the past few years, the 22-year-old rapper has steadily ticked the boxes for a successful career, and this showing undoubtedly checks the performer section.
“21C / Delta”
“Funny Seeing You Here”
“Creme/ONCE MAY COMES”
Everything Harlow touches turns to HEAT!