Birds, Bears, Panthers, Anti-Heroes and Thugs, Oh My! Welcome to a ‘Where The Wild Things Are” edition of On The Reel
Emilo Rojas- “Milddle Finger” [view here]
Whoa. Real dope track from Emilo Rojas off his upcoming Billionaire Boys Club/DJ Green Lantern mixtape Breaking Point. It was supposed to drop a few days ago but this video can hold you over until it does. The best use of dub step elements is a hip-hop record thus far. Nicely done M-Phazes.
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Lou Ferigno’s Mad” [view here]
Any rap video that has Flying V guitars in it, is an automatic winner. This my favorite track off his Lost In Translation mixtape and it’s good to see Exquire supporting book and video stores. They provide a certain environment that the internet just can’t give you.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Thuggin”
I’m amazed in this day and time that two artists of this caliber can record some music together without being on twitter talking about “making history” or “changing the game” or some other #cokedream comments rappers make when going to the studio. Also nice to see Madlib produce for a rapper people actually interested in.
El Gant- “Iron Eagle”
Producer J Blanc channels his inner Eddie Hazel for this track as El Gant let’s loose references to Tina Yothers, Tony Danza, and Louis Gosset Jr. to go along with Sam Kinison commentary on rap. Look for his upcoming mixtape Rule By Secrecy December 1st. El Gant that is, not Sam Kinison.
The Sport of Kings…Better than Diamond Rings
Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders (-5)
The loss of Jay Cutler is not the end of the season for the Bears, if anything it forces the Bears to play to their strengths, a strong running game and a defense. I think Calib Hanie can handle giving the ball to Matt Forte 40 times and hit a few receivers on play action to keep this game close.
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts (+3.5)
Carolina can score. They can’t stop anybody but they can score. The Colts were completive earlier this year but now they worried about dinner plans and what to do with their days off.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans (-3.5)
After facing high powered offenses the last 6 weeks, seeing a struggling and injured Titans should be a much welcomed relief for the Bucs. Nothing like the scheduling gods throwing you a Hasselbeck after Brees, Schaub, and Rodgers.
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (-6)
Do I dare pick against God’s Son? Yes. San Diego score 17 points and then rush 2 and drop 9 back into coverage on defense and Tim Tebow can NOT beat you. Discussing Tim Tebow as a quarterback is like discussing Kreayshawn as a rapper.
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