Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow are staging quite the takeover with their new jam ‘Industry Baby.’
The hard-hitting single, which was co-produced by Kanye West, has been making waves thanks to its unbridled lyrics and its cinematic music video.
A big part of the appeal for many has also been how unlikely a duo the pair are.
While weighing in on exactly that during a Genius feature, Harlow unpacked how much he respects Nas and why he was drawn to his entry.
His words below…
Speaking ahead of a break-down of the song’s lyrics, the 23-year-old rapper said of his openly queer collaborator:
“We feel each other.
We do two different things. We in this industry for two different reasons. We came in with different music. But I feel him (Nas). I’m a fan of him and what he’s doing and what he stands for.
I think he’s becoming an icon. I like what he does. I salute him. I think he’s brave.”
With homophobia in Hip-Hop being a topic that’s long been a reality (and one, in light of DaBaby’s recent antics, that the masses are once again in deep dialogue about), we salute Harlow for showing that there is beauty in building bridges rather than division.
Watch the full feature: