Ep.253 - Public Enemy (#3)
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
1w ago
We finish our Public Enemy three-parter with their most recent output with more friction from the inside and the outside but somehow, Public Enemy still continue to drop and tour the world; never dead, never deterred. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (1:00) Ben: Yeat - 2093 Conway x Big Ghost - Speshal Machinery the Chronic Edition 2nd Generation Wu x Dom Archey - This May Sting! Charlie: Fatima - Love On Acid (EP) Ol' Burger Beats - 74: Out of Time Shae Universe - Love's Letter Topic Intro/Ben's Research House - (6:18) How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? - (9:5 ..read more
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Ep.252 - Public Enemy (#2)
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
2w ago
In our 2nd part of the Public Enemy retrospective, we see how PE should have imploded and become one of the many groups in the 90s to break up; but not only did they not break up, they kept dropping (to mixed results) and predicting the future of the music industry still to come to fruition. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (1:09) Ben: Little Simz - Drop 7 Fivio Foreign - Pain & Love 2 Dizzee Rascal - Don't Take It Personal Blu & Roy Royal - Royal Blu Charlie: Little Simz - Drop 7 Adanna Duru - NAPPY HOUR II Blu & Roy Royal - Royal Blu Terrace Martin - Her Thoughts DJ Harrison ..read more
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Ep.251 - Public Enemy (#1)
Diggin' In The Digits
by The 5th Element Podcast Network
3w ago
In part one of three, we get into the beginnings of Public Enemy and their first three albums, two of which considered to be consensus classics and some of the most authentically Hip-Hop albums ever made. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (1:39) Ben: Skelbeats - What goes on in the Dark Lee "Scratch" Perry - King Perry Icewear Vezzo - Live from the 6 Hit-Boy x Alchemist - THEODORE & ANDRE The Musalini x 38 Spesh - In God We Trust Che Noir - The Color Chocolate, Vol. 1 Kevin Gates - The Ceremony Lyrical Lemonade - All is Yellow Benny the Butcher - Everybody Can't Go Marco Polo x Masta Ace ..read more
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Ep.250 - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
1M ago
TW: Lyrics/talk referencing Sexual Assault. After last episode's foray into the solo career of Kool G Rap, we now look into the work that he did before with DJ Polo: Three albums of ground-breaking work for KGR and his peers. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (1:31) Ben: Zaddytc - A LOT Fredo Bang - Yes, I'm Sad Elcamino - Here You Go Eldorado Red - 48 Hours in San Francisco Hus KingPin x 9th Wonder - The Supergoat Charlie: Da Flyy Hooligan & Wun Two - Nocturnal Hooli Vol. 1 Deshawn Visionz - Thank God For The Homies Hus Kingpin & 9th Wonder - The Supergoat Arrested Development - B ..read more
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Ep.249 - Kool G Rap
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
1M ago
Kool G Rap: The ultimate "If you know KGR, you know ball". Whilst KGR never got the commercial success, his legacy as a lyrical pioneer is rooted deeply in your favourites and your favourites' favourite. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (1:07) Ben: Kid Cudi - INSANO C-Scripture - Penalty of Leadership Teezo Touchdown - How Do You Sleep At Night Deluxe Unknown T - Blood Diamond DJ Booker x NLE Choppa - The Chosen Ones D-Block Europe - Rolling Stone 21 Savage - american dream Bruiser Wolf - My Story Got Stories Charlie  Say She She - Silver Topic Intro/Ben's Research House - (9:52) 4 ..read more
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Ep.248 - Big Daddy Kane
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1M ago
The King Asiatic Nobody's Equal. Brooklynite Big Daddy Kane came through the 80s as one of the best freestylers in the Five Boroughs and once he got with Cold Chillin' and the Juice Crew, Kane would prove that he is one of the most complete rappers of all time. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (0:56) Ben: Westside Gunn, Conway, Alchemist - Hall & Nash 2 The Game x Big Hit - Paisley Dreams Ufo361 - SONY Charlie: (All released in '23) Butcher Brown - Solar Music Bloody Civilian - Anger Management The Ironsides - Changing Light MMYYKK - The Midst of Things Topic Intro/Ben's Research Hou ..read more
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Ep.247 - Contemporary Cool, Vol. 12
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
2M ago
Happy New Year one and all! We hope that your year is full of progression, growth and 52 episodes of DITD! But before we go forward, we look back one more time to 2023, talking about our Top 2 albums of 2023. Ben's No.2 - (3:25) Charlie's No. 2 - (26:20) Ben's No. 1 - (39:08) Charlie's No. 1 - (1:00:11) Lighter Note - (1:11:27) Charlie's Top 10 Albums of 2023 Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Music for the right to use) HHBTN (Twitter & IG) - @HipHopNumbers 5E (Twitter & IG ..read more
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Ep.246 - 2023 Metacritic Album Score Review
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
2M ago
Happy holidays one & all! To celebrate, we keep it simple and review the Metacritic Hip-Hop album scores for the year of 2023. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (0:47) Ben: Conway x Wun Two - Palermo Wizkid - S2 Layzie Bone - Hypnotic Rhythms Charlie: Ruinz Ason - Airplane Mode (Deluxe) Morena Santi - Santi Sounds List Review - (4:55) Last minute recommendations of the year - (1:15:47) Lighter Note - (1:23:38)  Thanks for listening. Below are the Social accounts for all parties involved. Music - "Pizza And Video Games" by Bonus Points (Thanks to Chillhop Music for the right to us ..read more
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Ep.245 - J-Live
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
2M ago
The first two albums by J-Live are some of the most consistent works in Hip-Hop history. What's even more impressive is that they're both over 70 minutes. But what about the rest of his work as he walked through the desert that was the 00s Hip-Hop scene. Weekly Music Roundup - (0:57) Ben: Bas - We Only Talk About... Curren$y x Trauma Tone - Highway 600 ASAP Twelvvy - Kids Gotta Eat Da Deluxe BigWalkDog - Playoff Gucci Mane x B.G. - Choppers & Bricks Peter Gabriel - i/o Kylie Minogue - Tension Charlie: Big K.R.I.T. - Regardless It's Still Timeless Coast Contra - The Old Way Topic Intro ..read more
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Ep.244 - A Referendum On Celebrity
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by The 5th Element Podcast Network
2M ago
With the genocide/ethnic cleansing of Gaza/Palestinians ongoing, we have a conversation that we previously had in the heat of the protests in 2020 (You can listen here) and felt that we needed to have again: What is the place of our favourite entertainers/celebrities when it comes to issues as large as the ones happening in 2023? The answer ironically involves all of us. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup - (0:56) Ben: Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday 2 Charlie: Ayanna - In A Perfect World Yoni Mayraz - Dybbuk Tse! Blu & Nottz - Afrika  The Conversation: (07:36) Lighter Note: (1:06:17) Tha ..read more
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