Fresh off his first #1 single alongside Lil Nas X with the song Industry Baby, a sold out national tour, and recent GRAMMY Award nominations, Jack Harlow is taking rap music by storm. The Louisville native's love for the city may not be obvious for people from outside the area, but Harlow is known to incorporate Louisville references in to his song lyrics.
Below is a list of nine locations referenced in Jack's songs that fans can visit while in the city to get a small glimpse of his former life in Louisville, and to get the perfect Instagram shot to caption with your favorite Harlow lyric.
Song: What’s Poppin’
Lyric: “In the 'Ville and I move like a don, Eating fettuccine at Vincenzo's"
Reference: Vincenzo’s Italian restaurant is a long time Louisville staple and is open for lunch and dinner in Downtown Louisville. The Chicken Fettuccini is available for lunch for $14.95.
Address: 150 S. 5th St.
Lyric: "I'm reflecting on life through Cherokee Park. Thinkin' 'bout life through Cherokee Park (Woo)."
Reference: Cherokee Park is located in the Highland’s neighborhood and offers walking/running trails, basketball courts and over 400 acres to explore. It's part of a park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, famed landscape architect who also designed NYC's Central Park.
Address: 745 Cochran Hill Rd.
Lyric: “Then sip the juice. Two keys or the Tin Roof.”
Reference: Though he may be referencing the now closed infamous Two Keys bar in Lexington, KY, along with the Lexington Tin Roof, Tin Roof has it’s own Louisville location, located in the St. Matthews neighborhood. There you can expect to find live music, themed trivia nights, and your occasional beer pong tournament.
Address: 3921 Shelbyville Rd.
Song: Walk in the Park
Lyric: "I ain't never rocked no Pacsun. I was off the pack at the mall St. Matt."
Reference: Harlow is referring to Mall St. Matthew’s, located in the east part of the city, just down the street from the Tin Roof. Stores include Dillard's, Foot Locker, Forever 21, and yes, a Pacsun.
Address: 5000 Shelbyville Rd.
Song: Route 66
Lyric: "'Cause you left and you not 'round. Need a julep and a hot brown."
Reference: The Hot Brown he’s referring to is the official sandwich of the city of Louisville and was invented at the historic Brown hotel in the 1920’s. The nearly century-old hotel is a great place to stay while in town or just to grab a drink at their iconic Lobby Bar. You can get a mint julep there as well.
Address: 335 W. Broadway
Lyric: “Girl, I’m at the 21c, come find me.”
Reference: The 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is the original 21c Museum Hotel property and is located right on Main Street in Downtown Louisville. You’ll be able to spot it by the double sized golden statue of David sitting out front. Stop in to the lobby for a free look at the in-house art museum or to grab a drink at the hotel bar Proof on Main.
Address: 700 W. Main St.
Lyric: “Turkey on ciabatta from the Deli, shout to Morris.”
Reference: Morris’ Deli is located just outside the Highland’s neighborhood and has been around since the 80’s. Harlow recently teamed up with the deli to do a ticket giveaway to one of his upcoming shows. Outside of the classic turkey, country ham, pimento cheese and slow smoked BBQ are all also local favorites.
Address: 2228 Taylorsville Rd.
Song: River Road
Reference: This scenic drive is located along the Northern most stretch of much of the city and borders the Ohio River. Take it to Louisville's Waterfront Park for 85-acres of green space and a stroll across the Big Four Bridge - a repurposed railroad bridge that visitors can walk across to see sweeping views of the Louisville skyline.
Address: 1600 River Road
Song: Baxter Avenue
Reference: The real Baxter Avenue runs through the Highland’s neighborhood alongside some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. Stop in at Molly Malones, Flanagan's Ale House, or O'Shea's Irish Pub to get a taste of the city's Irish heritage, or grab a bite at local favorites Wick's Pizza or Taco Luchador.
Address: 999 Baxter Avenue