Crate Diggers: Back on the Map Edition

It's baaaaaaaaaack!

It’s baaaaaaaaaack!

Well, look who it is!

Crate Diggers has returned.. and I have been sleeping!

My bad as it appears that fuse (@fusetv) has taken to posting the full episodes on their own website, with only the teasers being released through their YouTube channel from this point forward.

Given that this development went completely over my head, there are three entries in the series that have dropped since the show went on hiatus.

The unfortunate thing about this is that the free version of WordPress only supports a handful of sites when it comes to video embedding, so from this point forward, I will have to embed the teasers and post a link directing to the episode.

Crate Diggers 2014 gets underway by sitting down with three bona fide underground legends.

Let’s have at it.

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First off, we are privy to a sit down with Chief Xcel (@ChiefXcel), the DJ and producer for the Blackalicious (@blackalicious_) crew.

His collection is so massive, he has now taken to collecting storage units and hiring interns to sort through his crates.

Blackalicious are prepping for the release of their comeback album, Emoni, scheduled to drop very soon.

In my opinion, Nia is one of the best rap albums ever. I would love to hear a return to that sound.

Expectations are high regardless.

To see episode no. 35 in its entirety, click below:
Chief Xcel on Crate Diggers

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In the next episode, Crate Diggers meet up with DJ Qbert (@DJQbert), he of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and the world famous Rock Steady Crew.

This episode is an entertaining one. In particular, I really dug getting to see his comprehensive picture disc collection.

Qbert has always been a fun dude and it really comes across in this episode.

Enjoy it!

To see episode no. 36 in its entirety, click below:
DJ Qbert on Crate Diggers

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And to conclude, we have the most recent episode with Domino (@hierodomino) of Hieroglyphics (@HieroImperium).

Quite a thoughtful episode, as Domino keeps things old school, speaks upon his pride in the 93 ’til Infinity album, and reveals that the infamous Dante Ross (@DanteRoss) was responsible for his introduction to Del the Funky Homosapien (@DelHIERO).

We also get an impassioned speech pertaining to the value and integrity of vinyl as an audio format.

To see episode no. 37 in its entirety, click below:
Domino on Crate Diggers

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Great start to the new year!

Really looking forward to getting back into the groove of catching a new episode every Wednesday.

To check out the full Crate Diggers playlist, go here.
And follow series creator, Jason Newman on Twitter – @Jasonrnewman

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Fantasy Premier League: Week 27-28, In Three Parts

Did you catch Arsenal (@Arsenal) last week?

Talk about a class goal.

COYG!

My week 27 fantasy results are just after the jump.

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Overall Points: 1553

Global: 206,514 (Last week: 285,795)
Fans of Arsenal: 9,797 (Last week: 13,587)
Canada: 2,044 (Last week: 2,748)

Private League I: 3 / 17 (165 points out of 1st)
Private League II: 1 / 11 (133 points clear)
Private League III: 1 / 7 (25 points clear)
Private League IV: 1 / 5 (35 points clear)

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Total Points: 3104

Global: 1,752 (Last week: 2,695)
Fans of Arsenal: 390 (Last week: 615)

Private League I: 1 / 8 (225 points clear)
Private League II: 1 / 6 (114 points clear)
Private League III: 28 / 100 (208 points out of 1st)

How did you make out in Gameweek 27???

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You be the judge of my player picks for week 28:

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And here’s how I did this past weekend:

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Overall Points: 1609

Global: 211,110 (Last week: 206,514)
Fans of Arsenal: 9,886 (Last week: 9,797)
Canada: 2,108 (Last week: 2,044)

Private League I: 3 / 17 (168 points out of 1st)
Private League II: 1 / 11 (138 points clear)
Private League III: 1 / 7 (26 points clear)
Private League IV: 1 / 5 (22 points clear)

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Total Points: 3200

Global: 1,992 (Last week: 1,752)
Fans of Arsenal: 426 (Last week: 390)

Private League I: 1 / 8 (215 points clear)
Private League II: 1 / 6 (98 points clear)
Private League III: 32 / 100 (244 points out of 1st)

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It was a difficult week but I still managed not to slip too far.

Going to be even tougher next weekend with half of the teams in the league not playing.

Will be especially difficult for me in the official format given that I will have only one gameweek transfer available to me and seven of my current squad players are without fixtures.

Oh yeah, Arsenal sucked in their last match and put a real dent into their title ambitions.

Sigh.

How did you make out in Gameweek 28???