Tyler Herro

Album: yet to be titled (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Tyler Herro is a NBA shooting guard who when Jack Harlow recorded this song was a rookie sensation for the Miami Heat. Fresh off his 2020 XXL Freshman nomination, the "What's Poppin" rapper pays tribute to the rising basketball star.
  • Though Jack Harlow is an ardent Louisville Cardinals supporter, he connects with Herro as they both blew up in 2020. Also, Herro played college basketball at the University of Kentucky, which the rapper's father attended.
  • Apart from titling the song after Tyler Herro and featuring him on the single cover, most of the lyrics aren't about the Miami Heat star. Except for one Tyler shout out in his verse, Harlow rattles off a series of braggadocios punchlines about his rise up, often with a basketball motif.
  • Jack Harlow wrote the song himself. It was produced by:

    Drake's in-house producer, Boi-1da. Jack Harlow gives credit to Boi-1da during his verse for the "thumper" of a beat.

    Scott Storch of Chris Brown's "Run It!," Mario's "Let Me Love You," and Beyonce's "Baby Boy" fame.

    Frequent Kehlani collaborator Jahaan Sweet. The Julliard-trained producer's other credits include Eminem's "Lucky You," A Boogie Wit Da Hoodies's "Drowning (Water)," and Post Malone's "Saint-Tropez."

    Neenyo, who is one of PartyNextDoor's go-to producers. His other credits include Drake and Future's "Plastic Bag."
  • Herro appears in the music video, shooting hoops with Harlow at the home of LA Clippers player Lou Williams. Ace Pro (Jack Harlow's "Thru the Night") directed the clip.

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