Jack Harlow – That’s What They All Say (Album Review)

Standout Tracks: Rendezvous, Face of My City, Funny Seeing You Here, Crème & What’s Poppin

Jack Harlow is someone I’ve been extremely high on. If you follow me on social media or have been around me at any function, I was probably sneaking in some Jack Harlow whiles on the aux.

2020 has been phenomenal year for Jack.  His hit single “Whats Poppin” became one of hip-hop’s biggest hits in the past five years. Shortly after, Harlow dropped the official remix with the Lil Wayne, DaBaby, and Tory Lanez. Both the original and remix peaked at number two on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. Afterwards, Jack kept his foot on the gas with his partnership with G-Eazy on “Moana” and his solo rookie of the year type performance on “Tyler Herro.” Even before his singles streak, Jack was already heating up. He capitalized on 2019’s ‘Confetti’ with ‘Sweet Action’ which I believed dropped on his birth day or birthday weekend back in March.

Jack Harlow’s debut ‘That’s What They All Say’  is an enticing 14 tracks featuring the likes of Lil Baby, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Adam Levine, Bryson Tiller and more. The album ultimately starts off hot and with a BANG. “Rendezvous” is the ideal intro for a debut album. Jack didn’t do much letting up from there as he embarked on quite the 6-track run with standouts such as Rendezvous, Face of My City featuring Lil Baby, Way Out featuring Big Sean and Already Best Friends with Chris Brown.  Jack showed out through out this album. He clearly gives off the vibe that he wants to become one of the greatest to ever do it. I like that most about Jack. He’s as genuine as they come.

 The production was really good on this project and showed Jack’s artistic rang as he delivered on soulful, old school, and mellowed out production. The features also did well complementing Jack. It’s pretty crazy some of the big names Jack has already worked with and has been linked to. His peers clearly respect him and he’s not just Don Cannon and Drama’s boy anymore. I did want to hear Jack dig a little deeper contextually on this album but nonetheless this was a great effort by Jack. It’s too bad some these songs can’t be enjoyed to its full extent outside quite yet but, a lot of these records will age well so expect to be rocking to them at brunch or a day party soon.

Jack Harlow is more than just another “white rapper” who likes to rap and likes the culture only destined for a short lived career.  Jack has arrived with plans of  sticking around for awhile. 

GRADE: B

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