For many, music is a push factor against the demons of anxiety and nervousness before a competition. For others, a pre-game playlist is a "Secret sauce" used to stir up and release whatever is channeled within them in an effort to lead their team to victory.
Today we begin a new series titled "Gameday Playlist Vibes," which feature must-play pre-game songs from rising basketball stars in New Jersey. Next up is Trenton Catholic guard Khalif Battle. The STRAPPED sophomore is known for getting hot fast on the court, averagaing 19 points per game this year. Battle also has 12 games this year that he's hit three 3 pointers made in a game or more. Enjoy the jams from the junior guard below.
Thoughts before the game: The mindset is to prove everyone wrong. My music is mixed from rappers trying to be great, to Jay-Z, who’s the goat. I love the swag that he comes with.. he has the swagger I want.
On the bus rides for away games: My bus ride games are to listen old school calm songs to relax and rest up, but when I’m getting dressed it’s strictly music to get me prepared for war.
As told to by Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
G Herbo - Bi Polar
Jay-Z - The Black Album (is one of his favorite albums)
Dave East Violent
G Herbo - Mirror