Jack Harlow Gets Trolled After He Calls Himself the Best White Rapper Since Eminem: “Put Some Respect on Blondie’s Name”
Jack Harlow might have made a reference to Rap God Eminem in his new track, and it is garnering mixed reactions from the internet crowd. Not a single rapper’s career has survived after they decided to diss Eminem in their rap. Take Machine Gun Kelly for example. But Harlow isn’t exactly taking a dig at the Lose Yourself rapper but he is putting himself second in line to him as the “hardest white rapper.” But of course, netizens were ready with a bunch of funny replies to this proclamation.
Harlow surprised his fans by dropping his third studio album titled Jackman on April 28, 2023. After getting a lukewarm reaction to his sophomore album Come Home the Kids Miss You, Jackman has received comparatively better reviews for most parts. The second track of the album titled They Don’t Love It has received some special attention because of its lyrics where Harlow apparently claims to be the best white rapper since Eminem. The lyrics which make the debatable reference go as follows: "The hardest white boy since the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters / 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."
it’s NEVER a good look to proclaim yourself ANYTHING.— LuckyMonkeySB&C (@luckymonkeysb) May 1, 2023
John cena better than jack Harlow— Kelso (@Kelso2Turnt) May 3, 2023
Mac Miller seeing Jack Harlow claim to be the best white rapper since Eminem pic.twitter.com/TRMQ6QXsb3— Blake Garman (@FrostedBlakes34) April 28, 2023
In the music video, Harlow can be seen singing at a strip mall’s parking lot and in front of the primary school he studied in his hometown of Louisville. The rapper also drives through the familiar streets of his hometown and hugs some thrift store owners and blows up fireworks in a field. “It’s not that crazy anymore, my city used to a come up/Bryson, Jack, Gee, James is up next,” he raps, making references to Bryson Tiller and rising rapper EST Gee. “The rest is up to me, these lames are upset.”
The newly-released album also features tracks titled Ambitious, Common Ground and Denver. A review of Jackman by Rolling Stones, concludes, “The maturity and depth on display on Jackman may not be enough to silence haters or mollify critics but, like Mac Miller’s Watching Movies with the Sound Off, it’s a step up in lyricism that shows that Harlow has much, much more to offer.”
The music video of the song and the lines went viral quickly as people started posting on social media to disagree with his claims of being the second best to Eminem as they believe there are better rappers than Harlow. Twitteratti didn't even back away from calling artists like Julie Andrews and Selena Gomez a "better rapper" than Harlow. They even posted a video of Timothee Chalamet's infamous Statistics rap number and called it better than "Harlow's entire discography."
We can't predict if Eminem will listen to this track and clap back at Harlow with a fitting reply or simply applaud him for all the success he has received as a rapper. So all we can do is wait and watch and hope Harlow doesn't get a Machine Gun Kelly treatment for making a reference to Eminem in his tracks.