2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Jack Harlow is an emerging artist out of Louisville, Kentucky, who’s been crafting an eclectic sound with a fresh style and rebellious spirit. The 20-year-old is on a mission to become a bonafide star and with the platform he’s gained over the last two years, Harlow has been steadily putting his city on the map. Following in the footsteps of Nappy Roots, the late Static Major, and more recently Bryson Tiller, Harlow is bringing attention to a mostly underground hip-hop scene.
Harlow’s love for music began at an early age when his mother exposed him to hip-hop legends like Outkast, Eminem and A Tribe Called Quest, while his father introduced him to the sounds of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Johnny Paycheck. In middle school, Harlow developed a passion for writing that eventually led to him recording songs and uploading them to his SoundCloud page. A local buzz began to blossom and Harlow’s popularity grew with the release of his first mixtape 18, earning him instant attention on social media.
After relocating to Atlanta to advance his career, Harlow met KY Engineering, a fellow Kentucky native with whom he formed a working relationship. Through KY, Harlow met DJ Drama who was intrigued by the rapper’s unique style. The Gangsta Grillz DJ kept an eye on the Highland Heights-product as Harlow entrenched himself as a promising artist with the acclaimed mixtape, GAZEBO, in 2017. The mixtape raised Harlow’s stock as the “Dark Knight” rapper impressed publications like XXL and DJ Booth while also gaining a number of new fans.