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Welcome to "Diggin' In The Digits", where Creator of 'Hip-Hop By The Numbers' Ben Carter and Lead Editor of 'The 5th Element' Charlie Taylor deliver entirely unique statistics behind Hip-Hop's biggest artists, discussing them in detail. From Australia to the UK and beyond. A Hip-Hop By The Numbers x 5th Element Podcast Network Production.

Welcome to "Diggin' In The Digits", where Creator of 'Hip-Hop By The Numbers' Ben Carter and Lead Editor of 'The 5th Element' Charlie Taylor deliver entirely unique statistics behind Hip-Hop's biggest artists, discussing them in detail. From Australia to the UK and beyond. A Hip-Hop By The Numbers x 5th Element Podcast Network Production.
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Welcome to "Diggin' In The Digits", where Creator of 'Hip-Hop By The Numbers' Ben Carter and Lead Editor of 'The 5th Element' Charlie Taylor deliver entirely unique statistics behind Hip-Hop's biggest artists, discussing them in detail. From Australia to the UK and beyond. A Hip-Hop By The Numbers x 5th Element Podcast Network Production.

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English


Episodes

11: Ep.11 - It Was 1 Year Ago, If You Know You Know

6/18/2019
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Last year, Kanye West unloaded the clip. We knew that he was working on something, the hype train was picking up speed. He then announced three "albums" that we now know as "DAYTONA", "ye" & "KIDS SEE GHOSTS". A couple of weeks later, he announced two more! Nas' "Project That Shall Not Be Named" & Teyana Taylor's "KTSE". So since we're in the space of a year anniversary of the whole thing, Ben & Charlie decide to go through every project, give thoughts (& statistics) on them and with a...

Duration:01:13:24

10: Ep.10 - This Is The Real When You Get A Record Deal

6/11/2019
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In a 2-part series, DITD tackles the one topic that has been clouding over every other topic Ben & Charlie has talked about so far on DITD. Major Labels. In the 90s, the US "Big Three", Universal Music Group, Warner & Sony consumed Hip-Hop as soon as it became a cultural force. From '86 to '96, there were 17 No.1 Hip-Hop albums, 11 of them were under Major Labels. It's even more clear looking at singles. Moving onto now, the numbers of Major Labels owning charting artists are in the high...

Duration:01:14:48

9: Ep.9 - Revolution Means Change, Don't Look At Me Strange

6/4/2019
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In the times we live in right now, it could be said that we're in a golden age of protest. All around the world, there are protests of large numbers being held. They're so prevalent now, you could probably name a few of them. When it comes to Hip-Hop, it too is on the frontline. From Kendrick's Grammy performances to Stormzy's BRIT Awards performance. Music has always been a place to protest and Hip-Hop is definitely no different. Ben & Charlie (The main subject starts @ 5:23) take a look...

Duration:01:06:36

8: Ep.8 - The Women Got Something To Say

5/28/2019
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Episode 8 of DITD is all about the women. In the '90s, there was a healthy contingent of women getting the job done in the Hip-Hop space. There were many female Hip-Hop artists to name, some of them got to the point where they had genuine, landmark chart success. But in the two decades since, the numbers have been cut by more than half. If we look at it from the broadest scope, there's only been six No.1 Albums from female Hip-Hop artists, it's even worse on the production side. Ben &...

Duration:01:13:30

7: Ep.7 - One Time 4 Your Mind

5/21/2019
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The subject of Mental Health is a conversation that has been increasing in volume in the past decade. Not just in society, but in Politics as well. (Although most National Jurisdictions are way behind...) But it's not just in day-to-day life, it's also becoming more and more prevalent in the music we love dearly. Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop is historically been iffy when it comes to Mental Health, coinciding with African American culture & society not really knowing how to deal with such complexities....

Duration:01:12:27

6: Ep.6 - And Here You Are, A Rap Unicorn

5/14/2019
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"Rap Unicorn" - Phrase - A Hip-Hop artist that rarely drops music, but when they do, everybody listens. E.g. Andre 3000 & Ms Lauryn Hill. Ben & Charlie explore another angle in the relationship between the artist and the fanbase. More specifically, is it right for the fan to demand an artist to drop music simply because they haven't dropped in a while? Ben gives statistics on the "Rap Unicorns" Andre 3000 & Ms Lauryn Hill and for context, gives numbers on artists on the other side of the...

Duration:00:58:16

5: Ep.5 - It's Hard Out Here For A Producer

5/7/2019
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Out of the Five Elements of Hip-Hop, two of them are based on the music. MC & DJ. Rapper & Producer. Both important in equal measure. So why is it that in this age, where the Hip-Hop sound is bigger than ever and one could say that Hip-Hop production quality is as high at it has ever been... Why has the producer has taken the back seat in every facet of the game? Why do they get less money for producing in the Streaming age? Why does the consumer not tout Producers more, when (In an age...

Duration:01:04:24

4: Ep.4 - Love Thy Religious Bars

4/30/2019
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Religion and religious content is a staple in music. And when it comes to Hip-Hop, it's no different. Since it's inception, there has always been a section of Hip-Hop culture that is dedicated to looking for meaning and purpose. And in some walks of life, Religion has been the key. For Episode 4 of DITD, Charlie & Ben take a dive into Religion & Hip-Hop. Specifically, Christianity and Kanye West's relationship with it. We get into the numbers for Kanye's mentions of religion, which may...

Duration:00:39:48

3: Ep.3 - Youth Is A Gift, Age Is A Work Of Art

4/23/2019
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In recent Hip-Hop news, Dave East hopped on Instagram to call the viral Country/Hip-Hop track "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X "wack". Hip-Hop social media proceeded to swell up with defensive shots at Dave East. Shots like "NAME ONE DAVE EAST TRACK", "DAVE JUST SALTY HE DOESN'T CHART", you get the idea. People missed the chance to look at the context and the deeper conversation about inorganic fanbases. This is the catalyst for Ben & Charlie to dive into multiple topics, the main of which,...

Duration:01:05:17

2: Ep.2 - Everyone's A Critic

4/17/2019
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For Episode 2 of "Diggin' In The Digits", we talk about music reviewing and music criticism. In a perfect world, the average music consumer and the professional music critic would always be on the same page and could even see each other's viewpoint clearly when both looking at a body of work. But obviously, that's a rare thing. We dive into several angles for this one. Starting with Ben's statistics on average review scores for a handful of artists and the disparities between professional...

Duration:00:55:59

1: Ep.1 - Nipsey Hussle, The Marketer

4/10/2019
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For the first episode of DITD, we wanted to take a deep dive into the numbers for Nipsey Hussle, who was recently taken from us. Ben delivers three sets of statistics to highlight how great Nipsey was, not from a music standpoint, but from a marketing and a business standpoint. Topics in the episode include Nipsey's selling practices early in his career, the percentage of conscious bars he laid down on his debut Studio Album "Victory Lap" and also how many motivational bars he dropped on the...

Duration:00:41:03