All eyes are on Jack Harlow. The road to superstardom was steady over the last few years after he released his hit single, ‘What’s Poppin’’. A debut album and some huge collaboration since the beginning of the pandemic, his notoriety was booming. This year everything skyrocketed for his album rollout for his new project, Come Home The Kids Miss You. He landed his first solo No. 1 single with ‘First Class’ so expectations were at an all-time high. So everyone’s debating after first listen, did it live up to the hype?
This album cannot be assessed after only one listen, it deserves multiple. Jack Harlow’s second studio album has all the makings to be a masterpiece. The production is full of different melodies and tempos to appeal to all of his fans. As his celebrity grows, Jack is becoming multifaceted in his song palette to ensure he incorporates his rap into mainstream by giving us Pop songs, Hip Hop songs, etc. The features on the album are tactfully selected as they complement the overall body of work as seen in the Drake-assisted track ‘Churchill Downs’, ‘Poison’ featuring Lil Wayne and ‘Parent Trap’ featuring Justin Timberlake.
So putting everything together, Come Home The Kids Miss You is Jack Harlow’s Thank Me Later album. Him and Drake’s project are similar in the fact that the recipe for success is present but at first taste it will leave fans divided. The album is full of 15 tracks that I feel any of these will easily do well on the Billboard Hot 100. Jack Harlow’s rapping ability is undeniable and paired with his celebrity he’s worth mentioning in conversations. This album won’t be for everyone but give it a few listens before critiquing too hard. You can check out Come Home The Kids Miss You on all music streaming services.
Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites.