In 2018, Drake dropped out Scorpioa project that is not the most esteemed of his discography: it is one of his lowest rated projects on Metacritic, with 2021’s Certified Lover being his only album with a worse score. Despite this, Jack Harlow believes the album will eventually be considered a “classic”.
In a recent interview with Rap Radar (as Complex notes), Harlow spoke of nostalgia, saying, “What people want changes, what young people want changes, and it’s almost like Drake, Kendrick [Lamar]And [J.] Cole, their voices are almost nostalgic at this point. We know it’s good because it’s from when things were a little better. […] It’s almost like we live in a time where people feel like this time isn’t special enough to mark anything as timeless or classic as if the time of classic shit is had already happened.
It was at this time that Harlow said Scorpio “It’s going to be a classic.”
He went on to talk about a conversation he and John Mayer had: “I was talking to John Mayer about this, about how the culture is so fragmented. Artists release music and the artist’s job is to respond or comment on culture and society. He and I were talking about the fact that there is no longer a shared human experience because everyone lives in their pocket. Everyone chooses what they want to digest. You have your shows, you have your own artists, so you live out of pocket and you don’t need to be told who’s a star, who’s the most important. When Kendrick, Drake, and Cole, it was still a time when people were like, “No, everyone should know that they’re the most important people.” Now everyone can choose what is important to them. Everyone lives a fragmented version of culture.