Jack Harlow Launches His Own Foundation

The rapper is ready to give back to the city that made him.

BYNoah Grant
Jack Harlow Launches His Own Foundation

Jack Harlow wants to give back to the community that raised him. Today, the rapper announced The Jack Harlow Foundation. This comes fresh off of the surprise release of his third studio album, Jackman, last week. He also released a video for the lead single, "They Don't Love It." The album is expected to debut at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. According to Chart Data, Jackman looks on track to sell 40,000 equivalent units in its first week.

Given his success, it's hard to imagine a world where Jack Harlow received pushback from those in power. However, DJ Drama revealed that Harlow faced resistance from the label when he first signed with them. "When I first met Jack I felt his ambition, his want to be one of the ones,” Drama said in an interview. “I remember even from the label they were like, ‘Eh, white rapper?’ And I’m like, ‘Look, it’s not 2001. We’ve had plenty of examples of successful white rappers since Eminem. It can exist in the culture.’” It's a good think they took a chance on him because Harlow has become a hit making machine.

Jack Harlow Gives Back To His Community

Emma Chamberlain and Jack Harlow attend The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty." <br> (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MG23/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Jack Harlow has revealed his philanthropic side by announcing the creation of The Jack Harlow Foundation. The charity aims to give back to Harlow's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The foundation will provide support to organizations that work towards improving the city where he grew up. Harlow announced the launch of the foundation with a press release on May 3. In it, he says that the initiative began with donations to four local organizations. "The launch of my foundation is represented by gifts to 4 organizations that I believe are doing the work of making Louisville a better place,” he said. The initial organizations he gave to include Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Centro Latino, Russell: A Place of Promise and Sponsor4Success.

Jack Harlow went on to speak about how much Louisville means to him and why he wants to give back. “Giving back to Louisville represents the dream I have of making a difference. My vision is to make Louisville a better place," he says. "Know that this is just the start of my philanthropic legacy and I look forward to transforming our community and, as a result, the success and happiness of its citizens.” It seems like Jack has no intention of forgetting where he came from. What do you think of his new charitable mission? Let us know in the comments below!


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