Jack Harlow: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Joylandi 3-Mar, 2021
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
Bobby Carter | March 3, 2021
Jack Harlow's Tiny Desk (home) concert feels like the arrival of a rap superstar. Tucked in a homey-looking space in Los Angeles surrounded by bookshelves and vintage furniture, the Louisville, Ky., emcee delivers a performance with the confidence of an old pro. His set, however, is the first time he's relied solely on live instrumentation to bring his songs to life. "It's been a long time since I had a chance to perform and I've never done it like this," he says.
This is a far stretch from the kid with loose curls and specs frolicing with his hometown friends, but his success should serve as a reminder of the importance of artist development. He's been able to slow cook for a few years, consistently dropping mixtapes and visuals until he landed a big hit last year in "WHATS POPPIN." That performance earned him a Grammy nomination ahead of his very impressive debut album, Thats What They All Say.
For this turn at the Tiny Desk, Harlow, his band and some background singers deliver a megamix of highlights from the album. The orchestration underscores his sentimental and introspective side on songs like "Same Guy" and "Funny Seeing You Here," but it also elevates the melody, which is the true hero here. Over the past few years, the 22-year-old rapper has steadily ticked the boxes for a successful career, and this showing undoubtedly checks the performer section.
"21C / Delta"
"Funny Seeing You Here"
"Same Guy"
"Whats Poppin"
Jack Harlow: vocals
O'Neil "Doctor O" Palmer: keys
Rico Nichols: drums
Joe Cleveland - bass
Rob Gueringer: guitar
Erik B: vocals
Chimera Patrice: vocals
Porcha Clay: vocals
Video: Ace Pro, Chadrick Fellers / WastedPotential, Donald Turner, Karis West, Kylie Hazzard
Audio: Nickie Jon Pabón, CJ Blair
Playback: Kenny Woods
Backline: Jonathan Castillo
Producer: Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
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  • favorite favorite music in 2021 -so happy got to learn about him thanks to this live session- npr one love! and now jack harlow music been on repeat for monthssss 24/7!! ahhh the live band tho yeahhhh insane- those transitions too.....and jack himself. super entertaining , super awesome music; everything perfect here.

  • Solid band tho

  • nice pac sun pants bro

  • Bruh got Dr Umar as one of the backup singers 🔥🔥

  • 🔥

  • This band right hereeeeee 🔥🤯🔥🤯 shooot jack and the singers was killing too👌🏾

  • This was fire 🔥

  • This is good, real good...!

  • Mac would be proud! 👌🙌

  • This band is naaaaasty. 🔥

  • Getting some Mac vibes from this.

  • 👏😊🔥❤

  • Sheesh!!

  • Amazing ❤️❤️❤️

  • The way the bass comes in on 21c/Delta has me bricked up 🥵

  • Yoo whats poppin was just sooo clean 🔥🔥

  • I’m sorry but I can’t stop looking at his thighs

  • this band is having a FUN time mannnn I'm enjoying their JOYYYY

  • why nobody commented on the performance of "creme"? it was fantastic

  • My my this was dope

  • George Duke killin' the background vocals

  • That was sick

  • Seems like most of Harlow's songs start off as a chorus.

  • Okay but that Whats Poppin guitar solo made me sweat.

  • Jack's AH-MAZING and this band is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥!!!!

  • honestly, i wish the drummer would’ve just used live drums, would’ve really pulled this all together

  • Filthy!

  • MAc miller viiiiiibeeeees

  • Beginning sounds almost like chrono trigger

  • This is fire

  • Not even.

  • Nice performance for a first time with live band which by the way is killin’ it !!! Bravo!

  • Yo they KILLLED

  • This. Was. Fantastic. I didn't know he could sing that well too. Can't wait to see him in person sometime soon.

  • Cotijebe ten koniec✌️🙏👏

  • incredible performance. im a jack harlow fan now


  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Speak your truth, Jack. Love the Band! And the shoutout to the band...that bass is live!!!

  • This is definielty one of my favorite tiny desks.


  • Along with Ozuna's, I think this is the best Tiny Desk Concert ever.

  • This is What's Poppin... 😏 Anybody?? No just me then 😁 Ok, can someone please help me with this 17:06 and 17:36 melodies are from another song and I can't figure it out. What is it?? 😫

  • 21c delta is groovy

  • He need to drop this version on tidal etc


  • Heavy Mac Miller vibes I feel he has the potential to manifest that same soul and longevity that Mac had during his career! Dope performance fr!!!

  • this is my morning alarm, it always gets the day started right

  • wow, was not expecting this from Jack Harlow but this entire tiny desk was immaculate, the band, the vocals, Sheeeesh

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  • Jack Harloween? Whats your middle name?,........."O Lantern"?

  • Never been infatuated with an artist more than Jack his energy is everything!!!!

  • I give this a 12/10. The way he performed was good, the lyrics of he's songs was excellent, the band was straight fire. The transitions from song to song was fire🔥. Note this is my first time listening to Jack Harlow and its my opinion don't hate me 🇿🇦🙈❤️


  • ive always liked how real and true he has been to everyone including himself!! better then his original songs!

  • What makes this performance a masterpiece is the band and background vocals with a fire artist.

  • Fire is not enough. Wow!

  • Jack's studio releases are great, but I had no idea. Very impressed.

  • This is so good and it should have way more views.

  • i need this version on Spotify plssssss

  • Not bad... Certainly not a bad vibe at all.... Will keep an eye out on this dude

  • This is beautiful Artistry at its finest. and the background singers are miraculous. they sound so beautiful just like angels. My God the flow of that band! You got it Jack! You come wit the total package!!! ♥️God bless!🙏🏿👏🏽👍🏼🏆🏅

  • This a WHOLE VIBBEEEEEEEE!!!!! Jack looking YUMMY AF ♥️

  • This pays DIRECT homage to Mac Miller’s shows

  • He gives off Mac Miller vibes and I’m here for it

  • Who else keeps coming back to this vid? Classic vid already geez🔥

  • So inspiring

  • The band is absolutely killlin!!!!!!!

  • I got massive J Cole vibes from this, love it!🥰

  • Band was unreal! He aight

  • bassist is bonkers.

  • When you the only white boy at YOUR own concert 🤣

  • Mad love to the bassist. No one hearing him on Same Guy??

  • I love how the band used another again by john legend in Rendezvous so dope!

  • The things I would do to hear sundown with a band like this

  • Whose behind his image and lyrics???? Becauseeeeeee I’m not believing it.

  • I definitely didn’t know this white boy was behind WHAT’S POPPING 🤔🤯

  • That electric guitar...sheesh!!!!

  • What a boss

  • I like some of the songs performed this way better 😍

  • My fav tiny desk honestly

  • This band tho ahhh I’m living

  • I watch this almost everyday

  • Things Jack Harlow did: THAT!!!

  • Such a fire groove and pocket on Creme into Once May Comes 🔥

  • We want kelly Rowland

  • Bout to do hula with that girls loops. XD

  • That first song got that Another Again - John Legend it sounds like 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • This changed my mind about him. Thanks Tiny Desk!

  • This is like mac Miller without the drugs.

  • @bruno sarkar 10:48 so that beat ain't trap?

  • From not ever even listening to a Jack Harlow song and exclusively knowing him for the commercial joint, "whats poppin" I am impressed This was nice for real Big ups

  • Reminds me of Mac Miller

  • The Guitarist Rob has insane licks

  • maddd mac vibes, keep killin' it

  • Masterpiece

  • He's wearing my grandma's old sofa

  • That was awesome!! But fkcu NPR the corrupt thieves that they are.

  • waka flaka O LET'S DO IT