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Louisville rapper Jack Harlow talks career, explains why UofL over UK on KSR

Today’s Kentucky Sports Radio radio show included an interview with a rising star in music, rapper Jack Harlow. A Louisville native and graduate of Atherton High School, Harlow is climbing the charts at only 22 years old with his hit new single, “What’s Poppin.”

He joined the show as part of KSR Guest Week to talk about his meteoric rise in rap and why he roots for those dirty birds over the Kentucky Wildcats. The way he tells it, he had a choice at a young age and went with his hometown team.

“There was a window, there was an opportunity for me to be a Kentucky fan. My dad went to UK,” he explained. “I grew up growing to Freedom Hall games, my grandfather would take me to those games, I’m from Louisville specifically so I always thought there was something special about representing the specific city I’m from.” His brother and best friend are Kentucky fans, he added.

Later in the interview I tried to convince him to join BBN. It’s not happening.

Listen to the entire conversation below and check out “What’s Poppin” however you consume your music:

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Louisville rapper Jack Harlow talks career, explains why UofL over UK on KSR



  1. Headhurts
    5:05 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    He’s so UofL for sure, he needs to work on his line beard and that flatbill ball cap.



  2. Newtype
    5:34 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    Isn’t that just Ryan McMahon with a floppy wig?



  3. David85777
    5:42 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    So basic.



  4. Ez21
    5:52 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    He’s terrible.



  5. Batsell
    7:22 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    Good grief! Matt has been running that mouth for a week about listeners getting people he can’t get. Damn Matt, you couldn’t get this guy? You’re right Ez, he is terrible!



  6. Gaber
    7:38 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    Who!!? He looks like a skinny haystack



  7. blitzedanddazed
    7:53 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    Looks like Pappa John’s Pool Boy



  8. Batsell
    8:05 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    Wow! They got Carrot Top! Lol!



  9. bigbluebg
    8:40 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    He grew up near me, but was 5-6 years younger. I was a lifeguard at the local pool where he and his friends frequented.

    His music sucks, his friends suck, and he sucks. Huuuuuuuge d-bag…and he’s a UofL fan. #kidsucks



  10. just a guy
    10:54 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    The rap game is getting weak. That’s terrible



  11. Newtype
    11:08 pm April 15, 2020 Permalink

    If he was a UK fan all these dumbass comments would be replaced by equally dumbass homer positivity. People suck.



  12. Gaber
    12:05 am April 16, 2020 Permalink

    Newtype… No, it would still be a joke. I’m sure his songs explain how rough it was growing up in the highlands.. and how hard it was going to Atherton and getting a C on his report card. Rap is long gone. This guy makes Riff Raff look good.



  13. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    3:20 am April 16, 2020 Permalink

    Nope newtype if he was a UK fan we’d be begging him to root for UofL because of how bad he makes us look.



  14. LouisvilleNative
    8:46 am April 16, 2020 Permalink

    I thought this was Kentucky SPORTS Radio. Truth is, KSR is starting to suck & this type of content proves it!



  15. macattack
    8:47 am April 16, 2020 Permalink

    I dont understand all the negative comments on here. I mean, I’m not a fan of his music really, but that doesn’t mean it sucks. A lot of people like it. And he by all indications is beginning to blow up and that just makes Kentucky as a whole look better. I thought a rising tide floated all boats. It’s kind of like saying you don’t want an NBA team in Louisville. I just done get it.



  16. blueblood80
    10:10 am April 16, 2020 Permalink

    Newtype is RIGHT ON point!



  17. kentuckybackupplayer
    4:03 pm April 16, 2020 Permalink

    why is this story on here and who the hell is this guy and where is his UofL face tat?



  18. mcp157
    3:24 pm April 17, 2020 Permalink

    Wow. We do need the games to come back.