In a recent interview with Billboard, Louisville’s Jack Harlow announced plans to donate to various local charities, saying it “essential to keep some great energy moving around the city.” Since releasing his 2020 song “What’s Poppin,” the 23-year-old rapper’s career has taken off, and it looks that rather than keeping all of that wonderful energy to himself, he’d rather share it and give back to Derby City.
He’ll do so by donating to AMPED, the Center for Women and Families, the Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, the Louisville Urban League, and Metro United Way, among other local groups. According to Billboard, he stated:
I’ve spent my entire life fantasizing about being someone who could elevate Louisville. There’s a strong sense of community and pride here, which I notice more when I visit to other cities and realize that this isn’t the case everywhere. The city has always held a special place in my heart, and I believe we have a distinct breed of individuals that are often laid-back. It’s crucial to me that the city maintains a positive energy flow.
Everyone has various lives and comes from different places, but there is always a universal spirit that everyone is aware of, and it’s vital to me that there is a lot of love in the mix. Things aren’t easy right now, but I feel really fortunate to be in the situation I am, and I feel compelled to give back and help others. People require hope and love.