Great show, great energy. Mercury Ballroom was packed and Jack Harlow showed how far he has come as a performer. He is on his way to bigger venues and crowds.
Jack Harlow in Concert
You can expect to see 20-year-old Jack Harlow's lanky frame and mop of curls bouncing nonstop during his energetic live shows — he might even jump into the crowd to mosh along with fans.
Since his 2016 breakthrough mixtape, the Louisville rapper has been known to draw crowds with his quick-witted, super-relatable tales of teenage hijinks and the life lessons that come with age. Harlow commanded an intimate Do512 lounge session at 2017's South By Southwest, and drew tons of hometown love at Kentucky's Forecastle Festival the same year.
He recently rocked the stage at 2018's Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. You can check out the buzzing rapper on his Loose Tour celebrating his latest mixtape, culminating in a two-night performance at Louisville's Mercury Ballroom.
Jack Harlow Background
A dyed-in-the-wool Louisville native, Jack Harlow is ready to put Kentucky hip-hop on the map. Born in the Highlands area of the city in 1998, Harlow was introduced to icons like Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest by his mom, an avid hip-hop fan.
Falling in love with writing at age 12, he soon realized that penning raps was a natural extension of that passion. By 2016, he'd built a local buzz and dropped his first mixtape, ‘18,' filled with smart, swaggering tales of teenage lust and rebellion delivered in a charming Kentucky drawl.
Now 20, the rapper continues to evolve. His latest project, 2018's ‘Loose,' does its title justice. With a newfound emphasis on melody, plus guest spots from Cyhi the Prynce and K Camp, Harlow sounds more confident than ever. And he should — after relocating to Atlanta, Harlow recently inked a deal with Atlantic Records through mixtape legends DJ Drama and Don Cannon's Generation Now imprint. Despite the change of scenery, though, he's still a Louisville boy at heart.