The Grammy-nominated southern rapper Jack Harlow was born on March 13th, 1998, in Louisville, Kentucky. He started rapping when he was 12, recording himself with a DIY set-up comprising a laptop and a Guitar Hero microphone. During high school, he made inroads into the local underground hip-hop scene and began sharing songs online. 2015 saw him release a party-themed debut EP, Handsome Harlow, followed one year later by the mixtape 18. It was with the next year's mixtape, Gazebo, coupled with a busy touring schedule, that began drawing attention from record labels. Following 2018's Loose, he received a career-changing boost from social media when his 2020 single “Whats Poppin” became a sensation on TikTok. The song received a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards, and its official remix became a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. He ended the year with the release of his debut album, That’s What They All Say, which climbed to Number 5 in the U.S. while hitting the Top 40 in Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. In 2021, he earned his first Number 1 single with "Industry Baby," a noteworthy collaboration with Lil Nas X. Another collaborative single, "SUVs (Black on Black)" (featuring Pooh Shiesty) followed, and he maintained the momentum with 2022's "Nail Tech," which climbed to Number 18 on the Hot 100. That same year, he appeared on Kanye West's eleventh studio album, Donda 2, and scored another Number 1 hit with "First Class." Along with "Nail Tech," "First Class" appeared on his second full-length record, Come Home the Kids Miss You, which debuted at Number 3 in May 2022.