Basketball phenom Jabari Parker has yet to declare whether he will continue at Duke for his sophomore year or enter the 2014 NBA Draft. The AP's Joe McCreary quoted Parker recently: "A deciding factor is where I'm going to grow the most, whether it's in the NBA or even in college, the learning experiences that I need as far as (growing as) a basketball player." Luckily, one thing he is forthcoming about is the music he listens to off the court. Since music is such a powerful motivator during workouts or before competition, here are some of the tunes you'll find playing through Parker's headphones.
@rapsodymusic Not even close how big of a fan I am. "Real hip-hop for the soul to be uplifted not to be tormented!"
— Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) March 3, 2014
2) CyHi The Prynce's "Hystori: The Black History Project
3) Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (tweeted during the Grammys)
Now everyone knows that Good Kid MAAD City was the best Hip hop album this year. — Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) January 27, 2014
4) Outkast's "Da Art of Storytelling Pt. 1" and J.Cole's "The LAnd of The Snakes"
Da Art of Storytellin Pt.1 or LAnd of The Snakes? Both lyrical masterpieces in my opinion, yet alone the same beat. — Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) November 5, 2013
5) Dom Kennedy's "After School" from Get Home Safely
6) The Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Maurauders
7) Jay-Z's "Can I Live?", "You, Me, Him, and Her", and "Say Hello"
8)Magna Carta...Holy Grail over Yeezus
— Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) March 7, 2013
10) Fabolous's The Soul Tape 2
Soul Tape 2!
— Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) November 29, 2012
11) Freddie Gibbs's "Thuggin'"
Wearing all this black making me fill like Freddie Gibbs. "Thuggin". -rocking red laces in my #3's
— Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) November 23, 2012
12) Rick Ross & Cee-Lo's "Tears of Joy"
Tears of joy. OBAMA pic.twitter.com/qT7xjXMv
— Jabari Parker (@JPiz1) November 7, 2012
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