Diggin' In The Digits

The 5th Element Podcast Network

Welcome to "Diggin' In The Digits", where Creator of 'Hip-Hop By The Numbers' Ben Carter and Director of 'The 5th Element' Charlie Taylor deliver entirely unique retrospectives behind Hip-Hop's biggest artists, stories & it's roots, discussing them in detail. From Australia to the UK and beyond. A 5EPN Original.

Ep.171 - The Neptunes
19-07-2022
Ep.171 - The Neptunes
One of the most prolific names in Hip-Hop production, The Neptunes: Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo, could work with anybody in the mainstream and somehow make it a bop. They are responsible for birthing careers, revitalising careers and epitomise why the 00s were fucking weird.TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roundup - (1:18) (Ben = Bold / Charlie = Italics)Lizzo - SpecialSteve Lacy - Gemini Rights Lloyd banks - The Course of the Inevitable 2Rowdy rebel - Rowdy Vs RebelDJ Premier - Hip Hop 50, Vol. 1Che Noir - Poetic Sounds (Live)Jaszy Shavers & Tavaras Jordan - Carolina SoulVic Spencer & Small Professor - MudslideAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 011Jean Carn, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jean Carn JID012Katalyst, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Katalyst JID013Topic Intro/Ben's Research House - (14:13)Clones - (31:26)Post-Clones - (41:54)Gushing over Neptunes' production - (52:05)Lighter Note - (1:07:18)Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Be sure to let us know that you're supporting us!Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Records for the right to use)HHBTN (Twitter & IG) - @HipHopNumbers5E (Twitter & IG) - @The5thElementUK5E Community DiscordChillHop (Twitter) - @ChillhopdotcomBonus Points (Twitter) - @BonusPoints92Other Podcasts Under The 5EPN:"What's Good?" W/ Charlie TaylorIn Search of SauceBlack Women Watch...5EPN RadioThe Beauty Of Independence
Ep.170 - Mid Year Report '22
12-07-2022
Ep.170 - Mid Year Report '22
Half the year has gone by. Time flies when you're having fun, but then we start thinking about social media and then get sad. But whilst we admittedly get bogged down on that, we do recap the year so far with our favourite songs, albums we're looking forward to and why Griselda doesn't feel like Griselda anymore.TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roundup - (1:25) (Ben = Bold / Charlie = Italics)Zola Jesus - ArkhonBurna Boy - Love, DaminiRegina Spektor - Home, before and afterBrent Faiyaz - Wasteland Westside Gunn - PEACE “FLY” GOD FLO - The LeadCristale - What It's Like To Be YoungMurkage Dave - The City Needs A HerShabaka - Afrikan CultureWu-Lu - LOGGERHEADKota The Friend - MEMOApollo Brown - This Must Be the PlaceSongs of the Year so far - (21:11) How is this music year trash? - (29:53)Personal thoughts on the half-year - (46:42)Has Griselda fallen off? - (53:40) Producer MVP so far? - (58:54) The artists constantly talked about (but it's never about the music) - (1:06:55) Albums we're looking forward to - (1:20:31) Lighter Note - (1:26:40) Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Be sure to let us know that you're supporting us!Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Records for the right to use)HHBTN (Twitter & IG) - @HipHopNumbers5E (Twitter & IG) - @The5thElementUK5E Community DiscordChillHop (Twitter) - @ChillhopdotcomBonus Points (Twitter) - @BonusPoints92Other Podcasts Under The 5EPN:"What's Good?" W/ Charlie TaylorIn Search of SauceBlack Women Watch...5EPN RadioThe Beauty Of Independence
Ep.168 - Dilated Peoples
28-06-2022
Ep.168 - Dilated Peoples
One of the more satisfying retrospectives, Dilated Peoples - consisting of DJ Babu, Evidence & Rakaa Iriscience - have one of the most consistent discographies in Hip-Hop history. Along with a strong foundation in artistic principles, it makes DP not just an essential listen for Hip-Hop fans, but an enjoyable one.TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roundup - (Ben = Bold / Charlie = Italics)Lupe Fiasco - DRILL MUSIC IN ZIONAnonymuz - ANAGORoddy Ricch - The Big 3Money Man - Money ManJI the Prince of NY - Young & Restless Vol. 1French Montana x Harry Fraud - MontegaPatty Honcho x Numbz - LifeLil Durk - 7220 deluxeElcamino - ElCamino 3Anteloper - Pink Dolphins Mungo's Hi Fi & Kiko Bun - Riddim General NCognita - The Playbook Lupe Fiasco - DRILL MUSIC IN ZIONAaron May - No Recognition Santana Fox - Girl Next DoorE-Conomy - I Wish It Would Rain TodayTopic Intro/Ben's Research House - (18:43)The Platform - (33:39)Expansion Team - (41:58) Neighbourhood Watch - (48:58) 20/20 - (57:48)Directors of Photography - (1:07:34) Lighter Note - (1:19:10) Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Be sure to let us know that you're supporting us!Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Records for the right to use)HHBTN (Twitter & IG) - @HipHopNumbers5E (Twitter & IG) - @The5thElementUK5E Community DiscordChillHop (Twitter) - @ChillhopdotcomBonus Points (Twitter) - @BonusPoints92Other Podcasts Under The 5EPN:"What's Good?" W/ Charlie TaylorIn Search of SauceBlack Women Watch...5EPN RadioThe Beauty Of Independence
Ep.162 - Kendrick Lamar, Part. 1
17-05-2022
Ep.162 - Kendrick Lamar, Part. 1
With the landmark release of his last album under the label that helped take him to the highest of music heights and his future looking fascinatingly uncertain, we begin a three-part retrospective on Kendrick Lamar. Beginning, at the beginning and looking at the music he made before he even became "Kendrick Lamar".TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roundup - (1:29) (Ben = Bold / Charlie = Italics)Yasin Toure - PUMABlac Youngsta - 4LifeLeikeli47 - Shape UpOnyx - Onyx Versus EverybodyMysie - joyride (EP)Tank And The Bangas - Red BalloonRicki Monique - GOOD SEEDS (EP)Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big SteppersObongjayar - Some Nights I Dream of DoorsQuelle Chris - DeathfameJeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer - Recordings from the Aland IslandsTopic Intro/Ben's Research House - (19:08)Hub City Threat - (37:46)Training Day & No Sleep Til NYC - (49:00)C4 - (1:00:19)Kendrick Lamar EP & Overly Dedicated - (1:09:43)Lighter Note - (1:28:50)Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Be sure to let us know that you're supporting us!Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Records for the right to use)HHBTN (Twitter & IG) - @HipHopNumbers5E (Twitter & IG) - @5thElement_UK5E Community DiscordChillHop (Twitter) - @ChillhopdotcomBonus Points (Twitter) - @BonusPoints92Other Podcasts Under The 5EPN:"What's Good?" W/ Charlie TaylorIn Search of SauceBlack Women Watch...5EPN RadioThe Beauty Of Independence
Ep.160 - Masta Killa: The Book Of Wu - Chapter 5
03-05-2022
Ep.160 - Masta Killa: The Book Of Wu - Chapter 5
Masta Killa is the most mysterious member of the legendary group. Whilst most of the group went to major labels, MK went independent, took the longest to drop his debut solo album and hasn't got a bad album in his discography! So what's the deal with the man whose first ever raps might be the greatest "first raps" ever heard on wax?TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roundup - (1:19) (Ben = Bold / Charlie = Italics)King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Omnium GatherumRansom - No Rest For The WickedAction Bronson - COCODRILLO TURBOFuture - I NEVER LIKED YOUCanibus & Pete Rock - C (EP)MC Eiht - Revolution in ProgressFatlip & Blu - Live From The End of The World, Vol. 1Gratitude Riddim (EP)CZARFACE - Czarmageddon!PJ Morton - Watch The SunTony Bones The Producer - ChallengesTopic Intro/Ben's Research House - (21:49)No Said Date - (40:57)Made In Brooklyn - (49:49) Selling My Soul - (58:45) Loyalty Is Royalty - (1:07:50)Lighter Note - (1:18:49) Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Be sure to let us know that you're supporting us!Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Records for the right to use)HHBTN (Twitter & IG) - @HipHopNumbers5E (Twitter & IG) - @5thElement_UK5E Community DiscordChillHop (Twitter) - @ChillhopdotcomBonus Points (Twitter) - @BonusPoints92Other Podcasts Under The 5EPN:"What's Good?" W/ Charlie TaylorIn Search of SauceBlack Women Watch...5EPN RadioThe Beauty Of Independence