Music mix with Karisma Penn


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Shaker Heights (Cleveland) senior Karisma Penn is coming off a monster junior campaign in which she led the Lady Raiders in scoring (19.4), rebounding (12.3) and blocks (3.2) and earned Player of the Year honors in the Lake Erie League. She enters the season ranked No. 18 on the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 and is rated the third-best forward overall. She takes time away from her offseason regiment to yak about her favorite tunes.

Top 5 songs in my MP3 player (not an iPod):

1. "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.
"I just like the sound effects in the chorus."

2. "Whatever You Like" by T.I.
"I just love T.I. I love all his music."

3. "Look Back at Me" by Trina feat. Killer Mike
"The beat is hot."

4. "Mr. and Mrs. Perfect" by Gucci Mane
"I like to dance to it."

5. "Swagger Like Us" by T.I. feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne
"It's just hot with all the best rappers on it."