Harlow’s cover was one of the first three revealed for the special edition, which hits stores on November 16. He shared the cover via Instagram on Thursday (November 10), along with the four photos included within the feature.
The full article, which is currently available online, finds Jack Harlow opening up about the ways in which his music has evolved, the way his interactions with women have shifted, and his complex relationship with the media.
“I don’t feel like I’m a darling in the journalism space,” Jack Harlow shares. “I feel like everyone in journalism is so sophisticated right now, or journalism is so sophisticated,” he said. “I’m not a niche artist. I’m out here killing shit. And I’m a white artist in a Black genre. Journalists can never show me too much love.”
Harlow’s position on the list of 21 MOTY honorees comes towards the end of a year that has been full of career milestones, many sparked by the May release of his sophomore album Come Home The Kids Miss You.
The project, which spawned two viral hits with “First Class” and “Nail Tech,” also led to Jack Harlow’s first headlining arena tour, with the City Girls along for the ride as an opening act. Ahead of the tour, his appearances and wins at both the BET Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards both made waves, especially with Brandy joining him on stage following their short-lived beef.
“First Class” was also named Song of the Summer at the VMAs. He also took home Moonmen for Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects for his collab with close friend Lil Nas X, “Industry Baby.”
He was nominated in a further four categories, including Artist of the Year, Best Choreography and the coveted Video of the Year.
Harlow’s haul eclipsed pop juggernauts Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, as well as Lil Nas X, who each won three awards.
Most recently, Jack Harlow joined the small group of artists who have had the distinction of appearing on Saturday Night Live as both the show’s host and musical guest.
Earlier this week, it was also revealed that both Jack Harlow and J. Cole had been immortalized as playable characters on NBA 2k23. The two artists were made available to be used in MyTEAM mode’s Crossover series this week, but for a “limited time only.” Both Cole and Harlow were given solid 89 overall ratings in the game.