12 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Louisville might not be the first city that springs to mind when you think about American rap hubs, but Jack Harlow’s trying to change that. (He’s relocated to Atlanta these days, but we won’t split hairs.) The 21-year-old MC is very much of a generation indebted to Drake, in both style and content—moody beats, melodic bars, tons of semi-relatable relationship drama. But for a young buck with the aura of a guy who just stepped off the set of Riverdale, Harlow’s got bars, and on Confetti, his fifth mixtape, he spits them at breakneck speed with utmost confidence. “THRU THE NIGHT,” a collaboration with fellow Louisville native Bryson Tiller built on an inspired sample of Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” is an easy highlight.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Louisville might not be the first city that springs to mind when you think about American rap hubs, but Jack Harlow’s trying to change that. (He’s relocated to Atlanta these days, but we won’t split hairs.) The 21-year-old MC is very much of a generation indebted to Drake, in both style and content—moody beats, melodic bars, tons of semi-relatable relationship drama. But for a young buck with the aura of a guy who just stepped off the set of Riverdale, Harlow’s got bars, and on Confetti, his fifth mixtape, he spits them at breakneck speed with utmost confidence. “THRU THE NIGHT,” a collaboration with fellow Louisville native Bryson Tiller built on an inspired sample of Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” is an easy highlight.

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