Rapper Jack Harlow is known for his down-to-earth and genuine personality as well as his music. Her bond with her family is particularly strong and her parents couldn’t be more proud of her success today.
Jack Harlow’s parents are proud of him
Harlow sat down with The breakfast club on May 6, 2022, the same as the release of her second album Go home, you miss the kids. When he talks about his early life and career, he considers his mother and father to be essential parts of it all.
” She said [she loves me] a lot. She told me a lot throughout the process,” the Louisville, Kentucky native said. “It’s something that took a long time to come to me. So in middle school and high school, I was handing out mixtapes and reaching milestones small enough for my mom to look at me and say she’s proud. My father too.
His mother sent him an emotional text before he released his album
Harlow revealed that the day before his breakfast club interview, a few hours before the release of his album, his mother sent him a text that made him reflect deeply on how far he had come.
“My mom texted me [“Come Home the Kids Miss You“] last night. She said ‘Come home, your mother misses you,'” he smiled. “She texted me last night. She was like, ‘Yo, I feel like you’re a balloon just floating around.’ It kinda screwed me up.
He went on to explain how much his mother’s words of wisdom affected him.
“On some real s***, I had a chat with my mom last night to kinda reset myself, kinda funny, coming in this morning,” he continued. “I have been on the move. And I think that’s what happens to anyone who’s been away from their family, but this is the first time for me where it’s just been, “Come on, come on, come on.”
Harlow was asked about the words of wisdom she gave him before the release of Go home, you miss the kids. “Honestly, that balloon quote,” he admitted. “My mother speaks well. She has strong analogies. And so she was just like, ‘I just feel like you’re a balloon floating away from me.’
“She knows I’m still connected, but it just reset me. It floored me, low key,” he added. “[I cried] a little.”
His mother introduced him to hip-hop
“She introduced me to rapping,” he said. “She was a huge rap fan growing up. She was at Public Enemy gigs and stuff in the 90s so I dug through her CD collection in the late 2000s and one of my earliest memories is her buying [Kanye West‘s] Late check-in on the physical [CD] and play it in the car and be like, ‘Yo, you can’t say a lot of these words.’
“She had the whole Outkast discography. She put me on [A] Tribe [Called Quest],” he continued. “My mother was seasoned.”
“She loves hip-hop, so I owe her my introduction. So she loves that I do that.
Jack Harlow returned to Kentucky
Thinking about how his career has exploded in recent years, Harlow is happy with the success he’s had, but still wants to stay as grounded as possible. Rather than living in cities like Los Angeles or New York like countless other celebrities, he has moved his life back to his hometown of Louisville.
“I can’t wait to get this album out and max it out, but I’m back in Kentucky and I want to be with my family,” he honestly said. “I don’t want to spend my twenty years around the world exhausting my body. I want to be surrounded by my family.
His mother was a determining factor in his return home. “She wants to be in my presence,” he confessed. “She doesn’t want to go weeks without seeing me.”
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