Jack Harlow says he’s the best white rapper since Eminem
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American rapper Jack Harlow has boldly proclaimed that after Eminem he is the second-best white rapper in the world.
Harlow, 25, returned to music on Friday, April 28 and dropped his stellar new album, Jackman. The effort follows his 2020 debut record, That’s What They All Say and 2022’s follow-up, Come Home the Kids Miss You.
The confident lyrics read: “Ya boy’s strivin’ to be the most dominant ever/The hardest white boy since the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters.”
As well as claiming the silver medal, Harlow further doubles down on the statement that he’s ‘better’ than other unnamed white rappers.
He says: “And hold the comments ‘cause I promise you I’m honestly better than whoever came to your head right then/They ain’t cut from the same thread like him/They don’t study, doin’ work to get ahead like him/They don’t toss and turn in the f****** bed like him."
This isn’t the first time that Harlow has shared his adoration for Eminem, 50, as back in 2020, he told GQ that the Detroit rapper had been a 'big influence' on him growing up.
He said: “I grew up listening to Eminem. I idolised Eminem, big influence of mine while growing up. I mean he’s so dope.
“But also obviously…I remember when I was ten or eleven, I would wear like a toboggan, and hoodie and headphones around my neck. ‘Cause I wanted to feel like him.”
In 2021, Harlow revealed that he had had a phone call with the 'Rap God' to discuss their collaboration single, ‘Killer’.
He told Billboard: “We didn’t get to meet, but we had a phone call that meant the world to me.
“[Eminem] 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,” he said.
Next month, Harlow is set to star in his debut feature film — a remake of 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump.
Harlow plays Jeremy, a hustler who teams up with Kamal Allen (Sinqua Walls) in an effort to get money out of unsuspecting streetballers across the US.
You can watch Harlow in the White Men Can’t Jump remake on 19 May via Disney+.