The Louisville rapper lands the cover of Rolling Stone where he announced the title of his upcoming album Come Home the Kids Miss You. The highly-anticipated project, which follows his 2020 debut Thats What They All Say, is set to arrive May 6.
Last month, he dropped the lead single “Nail Tech,” but it’s only a taste of what he has in store.
“It’s probably my least favorite song on the album,” Harlow tells the magazine.
With this next album, he is proving that he’s here to stay. “I want to be the face of my shit, like the face of my generation, for these next 10 years,” he says. “We need more people in my generation that are trying to be the best, and you can’t do that with just ear candy, vibe records. You got to come out swinging sometimes.”
He continues, “My new shit is much more serious. Right now, my message is letting muh’fu**ers know I love hip-hop, and I’m one of the best in my generation. You can’t do that with nonchalant, like, ‘Eeey, I got the bitches,’ in clever ways over and over again. I got to dig deeper this time.”
In the interview, Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” collaborator reveals that he has been hesitant to accept features on pop songs. “You won’t believe what I’ve turned down, because this pocket we’ve got right now is fragile, man. I’ve turned down so much shit that would have been a big ol’ bag.”
Harlow’s star continues to rise. The 24-year-old heartthrob will make his acting debut in an upcoming remake of White Men Can’t Jump.
“There’s just something surreal about where I’m at in life,” he says. “It’s just crazy to think that you were walking the sidewalks dreaming, and then to be living it — it’s like a movie, bro. You’re one of the lucky people that got to live a movie-esque life. And I’m in the middle of the fu**ing movie right now.”