Los Angeles Lakers‘ point guard D’Angelo Russell is one of the most promising players in the current lineup. KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley visited the Lakers’ practice facility to shine a light on some of Russell’s favorite songs for the current installment of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project. His all hip-hop playlist shows many sides of the 20-year-old Kentucky native. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
During the taping, Russell reveals his game day anthem, how it feels to be a celebrity in Los Angeles, his penchant for discovering new music, and his thoughts on the upcoming season which just launched on October 26. “I think pre-season was great,” Russell comments. “As a team, we took a lot of steps forward. Everything was new for us; you know, new players, new coaching staff. It was just a whole whirlwind as far as those aspects, but I feel that we are on the right track.” Listen to the full interview here
Russell is off to a great start. In the Lakers’ season opener, he scored 20 points in a 120-114 win over the Houston Rockets.
D’Angelo Russell Guest DJ Project Tracklist:
1. J. Cole – “Rise and Shine”
2. Lil Uzi Vert – “I Can Drive”
3. Future – “Married to the Game”
4. Rae Sremmurd – “Look Alive”
5. Travis Scott – “Goosebumps”
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