Between (allegedly) dating dua lipa and an upcoming tournament White men can’t jump Remake, rapper Jack Harlow’s glow is real. Feeling confident about himself, the Louisville native claimed he’s the “toughest white boy” on the mic since Eminem on his new single, “They Don’t Like It.”
Harlow sang a Hollywood Kool soul beat, spitting, “Jihad boy ‘to be the most domineering of all / Hardest white boy since the one who sang about vomit and sweaters / And hold on to the comments ’cause I promise I’m honestly better than what came to your head back then.”
Of course, the second line is a reference to Em’s classic “Lose Yourself,” when he famously raps, “His palms are sweaty, his knees are weak, his arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his jacket already, mom’s spaghetti.”
It’s worth noting that Harlow previously told Pitchfork that he thinks Eminem is “casting a lot of slurs out of the new generation” and added that he considers the Detroit rapper an “icon.” Harlow also mentioned watching it 8 miles growing up, so the reference is probably more of a tribute than anything else. In 2021, he collaborated with Em on his latest movie, Killer (Remix).
The song “They Don’t Like It” appears on Harlow’s New Project, Jackmanwhich he dropped on April 28 after announcing it two days earlier. It’s a follow up to last year Come home the kids miss you.