Campbell, who just signed a five-year contract with the Cardinals, included entries from Tupac Shakur, Kanye West and J. Cole on his list of favorite songs.
Dear Mama" that most reminds him of his mother. "Pretty much just 'Making miracles happen every Thanksgiving,'" he said. "That's what my mom did. I grew up one of eight. So to feed us, we're all big dudes too, I'm the biggest [was a miracle]." Campbell added that he often raps the song to his mother. Family Business" is another hip hop pick that also reminds him of his "close knit" family. When he says "close," he means it in the most literal sense. "I grew up in a big family. [Kanye's] talking about putting three in a bed. Talking about three by the head and three by the leg. I remember growing up and having to share beds with my brothers."
Campbell's final pick, J. Cole's "Farewell," is about creating a legacy, something Campbell attributes to advice he received from his late father, Charles. "My dad, his whole mentality was making sure we challenged ourselves and did all we can," he said. "I definitely want to continue his legacy and make sure people know he's the reason why I'm where I am. That's why my foundation is in his name. Just everything we do is just give praise to my father because he's a big reason for it."
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