Jack Harlow is a well-known rapper in the industry having won multiple award nominations from various institutions including Top New Artist at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. He was named Variety’s ‘Hitmaker of the Year’ in the same year and he was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Jack Harlow has been on a roll lately and he was recently decorated with a prestigious award in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

The ‘What’s Poppin’ rapper attended a Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) event on Wednesday, February 1. He accepted the Thomas A. Edison Award during an annual networking. The award, which acknowledges his achievements both on and off the main stage, as well as his dedication to representing his hometown, is the latest recognition for the “First Class” hitmaker.

According to, Louisville Business First, the Louisville-born rapper said during his acceptance speech that people ask him where he “live and I tell them I don’t live in Atlanta or New York. I don’t live in California. I live in Louisville, Kentucky.”

I try to make sure I let the world know if you want to do a photo shoot, if you want to take a meeting, if you want to shoot a commercial, if you want to get in the studio and make some music you’re going to have to book that connection flight and come.

We’re going to do some incredible things in the city over the next few years, I promise you.

The award was last presented to celebrity chef Damaris Phillips who was a graduate of the culinary program at Jefferson Community and Technical College in 2020. Born and raised in the Gateway to the South, Missionary Jack has long performed for his hometown revealing that the long goal is to make a long-term influence on the people of Kentucky. During an interview with Harper’s Bazaar last year after being named to their 2022 Icons list, the 24-year-old expressed his wish that his impact goes beyond the stage.

“I would like people to think of me as real and one of one. And I’d like for people to know me as someone who gave back and lifted the community he’s from up,” he said. “I’d like for Kentucky to be different after I leave earth and for people to have a better life because of it.” Meanwhile, Harlow has been recruited to headline Montreal’s 2023 Metro Metro Festival which will also include The Kid Laroi as a special guest, alongside Lil Wayne and Lil Baby.

Bia, Coi Leray, Cordae, Fivio Foreign, Lil Skies, Lil Tjay, Metro Boomin, Nav, Ski Mask The Slump God, Destroy Lonely, and Yeat are among the other artists on the lineup, which runs from May 19 to May 21. Let’s see what Harlow has in store for us next. Keep an eye on Thirsty for the most latest updates.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini is a law student with a passion for writing and music. She writes for Thirstyfornews and enjoys cooking, baking, and playing various instruments. In her free time, she watches movies, TV shows, and anime, with a love for bands like Alcest and Scorpions.

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