If you spot Delaware Valley (Milford, Pa.) senior wrestler Jalen Palmer lip-syncing during his warm up, it’s likely to the tune of Eminem or one of the four other artists that make up his pre-match playlist. We turned to Palmer for five songs he dives into before approaching the mat.
“Ruff Riders” – DMX
Palmer: I’ve always had this on my playlist, and it never gets old!
“Headstrong” – Trapt
Palmer: I like the lyrics, and I try to relate them to myself for motivation and to boost my confidence. The chorus says, “I’ll take you on.” I like to think I can apply that while I’m wrestling.
“Lose Yourself” – Eminem
Palmer: I like the beat and the way Eminem raps in the song. Sometimes I catch myself singing it out loud, but mostly I just listen.
“Stronger” – Kanye West
Palmer: I like the beat. I’m into techno-electric music.
“Riot” – Three Days Grace
Palmer: I like the intensity of the singer. The instruments in the background make it a good warm-up song.