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Jalen Hurts, QB1 and DJ1 for Eagles: Take a spin through his practice playlist

Hurts “wasn’t feeling” the tunes selections at practice so he put together his own playlist because “I’m all about my music.” Check out his selections.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) talks with reporters after Philadelphia Eagles training camp at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, Pa. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) talks with reporters after Philadelphia Eagles training camp at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, Pa. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.Read moreMONICA HERNDON / Staff Photographer

Within the walls of the Eagles’ indoor facility at NovaCare Complex, it can be a frequent sight for Jalen Hurts to bob his head back-and-forth during the stretch period at the beginning of practice.

Philadelphia’s practice playlist is dominated by a plethora of rap songs, but there are also some classic R&B hits and a few EDM (electronic dance music) songs sprinkled in the queue. Not only is Hurts the Eagles’ starting quarterback and a team captain, but also he serves as the team’s DJ.

Coming off a dominant Week 1 performance, in which he threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 62 yards in the Eagles’ 32-6 victory over Atlanta, Hurts has been jamming out to his tunes for quite some time.

In many ways, his playlist helps wire him leading up to kickoff.

“With the music, the first few days of practice, I wasn’t feeling it,” Hurts said in a recent interview with The Inquirer. “So I wanted to put my own spin on it. I put something together one night, and [coach Nick Sirianni’s assistant] Tyler Scudder made the playlist for me.

“We’ve been blasting it.”

Historically, music hasn’t always been played during NFL practices. Former Eagles coach Chip Kelly is widely known as being as one of the first coaches to incorporate music in practices upon his arrival to the league in 2013.

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Nowadays, a majority of NFL teams will crank up music or fake crowd noise during practices in an effort to liven up the mood and also create a game day-type atmosphere. Many players consider music as part of their pregame routines and postgame celebrations. The beats and lyrics serve as a safe space and provide a sense of hype before the players step onto the field and perform.

“Turn that music back on!,” Sirianni shouted after owner Jeffrey Lurie delivered his postgame speech in the visitors’ locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Back inside the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles have six large speakers positioned high above the turf. The team uses this sound system to blast tunes during practices. Hurts wakes up every morning to Ron Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” but he takes special pride in his lively, upbeat mix.

“It’s probably time to update it,” Hurts said earlier this month. “There’ve been some hits dropping. Drake just dropped heat [in reference to the rap artist’s new album, Certified Lover Boy]. Lil Baby and Meek Mill just dropped Shared Locations. I might need to add a few songs to it.

“I’m all about my music. I’m glad you’ve been keeping tabs.”

With the help of Hurts, check out this sampling followed by the full compilation of tracks played at Eagles practice.

  1. “Hot” — Young Thug feat. Gunna

  2. “Shake the Room” — Pop Smoke feat. Quavo

  3. “Straightenin” — Migos

  4. “Public Service Announcement” — Jay-Z

  5. “Time Today” — Moneybagg Yo

  6. “Big Pimpin’” — Jay-Z

  7. “California Love” — 2Pac

  8. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” — Kanye West

  9. “Levels” — Meek Mill

  10. “Grinding All My Life” — Nipsey Hussle

  11. “Boy Oh Boy” — Diplo & GTA

  12. “Bad” — David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy

  13. “Boneless” — Steve Aoki & Chris Lake & Tujamo

  14. “Rebel’s Kick It” — Youngboy Never Broke Again

  15. “Slatt Family” — Gucci Da Bagchaser

  16. “How” — Lil Baby

  17. “Hats Off” — Lil Baby, Lil Durk & Travis Scott

  18. “Transportin” — Kodak Black

  19. “Pop Out” — Polo G

  20. “Make em Say Ughh” — The Boot

  21. “Hustler’s Ambition” — 50 Cent

  22. “D.or.A (Wanted Dead Or Alive Mix)” — Outo The Lerical

  23. “Type of Way” — Rich Homie Quan

  24. “Rookie of the Year” — Moneybagg Yo

  25. “Ima Boss” — Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross

  26. “Overdose” — YoungBoy Never Broke Again

  27. “[Bleep] That Check Up” — Meek Mill feat. Lil Uzi Vert

  28. “Destined” — YFN Lucci feat. Bigga Rankin

  29. “Flex” — The Party Boyz

  30. “I Believe U” — Moneybagg Yo feat. Tripstar

  31. “Swag Surfin” — Fast Life Yungstaz

  32. “Say Na” — Moneybagg Yo feat. J. Cole

  33. “Applying Pressure” — J. Cole

  34. “Pride is the Devil” — J. Cole & Lil Baby

  35. “The Climb Back” — J. Cole

  36. “Said Sum” — Moneybagg Yo

  37. “Lions & Eagles” — Tee Grizzley feat. Meek Mill

  38. “Dennis Rodman” — A$AP Ferg feat. Tyga

  39. “Life Insurance” — Tee Grizzley feat. Lil Tjay

  40. “Me Vs Me” — Moneybagg Yo

  41. “Hard To Choose One” — Future

  42. “Errbody” — Lil Baby

  43. “Clear da Air” — Moneybagg Yo

  44. “5500 Degrees” — EST Gee feat. Lil Baby, 42 Dugg & Rylo Rodriguez

  45. “Runnin” — 21 Savage & Metro Boomin

  46. “Wants and Needs” — Drake feat. Lil Baby

  47. “Back” — Jeezy feat. Yo Gotti

  48. “Still on It” — Young Jeezy

  49. “Fight Night” — Migos

  50. “Hard in da Paint” — Waka Flocka Flame

  51. “Colombia” — Young Scooter

  52. “D4L” — Future, Drake & Young Thug

  53. “Stick Talk” — Future

  54. “Preach” — Young Dolph

  55. “All There” — Jeezy feat. Bankroll Fresh

  56. “Look Alive” — BlocBoy JB feat. Drake

  57. “Every Season” — Roddy Ricch

  58. “For Free” — DJ Khaled feat. Drake

  59. “We Gonna Make It” — Jadakiss feat. Styless

  60. “Sharing Locations” — Meek Mill feat. Lil Durk & Lil Baby

  61. “Tsunami” — DVBBS & Borgeous

  62. “Brass Monkey” — Beastie Boys

  63. “The Block is Hot” - Lil Wayne

  64. “Hip Hopper” — Blac Youngsta feat. Lil Yachty

  65. “Good Dope” — Future

  66. “Jigga Juice” — Lil Josh & Ernest feat. Hurricane Chris

  67. “Middle of It” — Meek Mill feat. Vory

  68. “Miss Me” — Drake feat. Lil Wayne

  69. “Over” — Drake

  70. “Eye of the Tiger” — Survivor

  71. “Dreams and Nightmares” — Meek Mill

  72. “Grove St. Party” — Waka Flocka Flame feat. Kebo Gotti

  73. “The Next Episode” — Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

  74. “Hypnotize” — The Notorious B.I.G.