Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Hip Hop Stats.

Appears in 262 Episodes

Ep.261 - Ice-T, Part 1

We stay in the West Coast AND the late 80s/early 90s to do a two-parter on one of the most authentic voices to ever represent Hip-Hop: Ice-T.TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Ro...

Ep.260 - DITD 5th Anniversary Special

This week, we celebrate DITD's 5th birthday with a pop quiz from Ben, thoughts on the Pod in general and yes, we talk about the Cole response to Kendrick.TIMESTAMPS:We...

Ep.259 - Paris

After exploring The Conscious Daughters last week, it seemed fitting to explore the career of their biggest advocate and one of the most controversial voices in 90s Hi...

Ep.258 - Women's History Month '24 - The Conscious Daughters

To finish our Women's History Month celebrations, we stay in the West Coast to talk about a duo that oozed chemistry and confidence, only to be washed out by the indus...

Ep.257 - Women's History Month '24 - Marvaless

We continue our WHM celebrations with a trip to the West Coast, but not Oakland or Los Angeles. For the first time, we head to Sacramento for the story of Marvaless an...

Ep.256 - Women's History Month '24 - Hurricane G

Continuing our WHM celebrations during the month of March, we get into another artist with one solo album, no longer with us after her passing in 2022: Hurricane GTIME...

Ep.255 - Women's History Month '24 - Sister Souljah

Happy March one & all! You know what that means... Women's History Month on DITD is back and to kick off this year's set, we begin with the one & done Sister Souljah w...

Ep.254 - Hip-Hop Neighbours, Vol. 10 (Live From London)

LIVE FROM LONDON, we get into one special work from a true "If you know, you know" group: Cymande. We also get the low down on Ben's 1st week in London.TIMESTAMPS:Week...

Ep.253 - Public Enemy (#3)

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 dr...

Ep.252 - Public Enemy (#2)

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 n...

Ep.251 - Public Enemy (#1)

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 au...

Ep.250 - Kool G Rap & DJ Polo

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: Th...

Ep.249 - Kool G Rap

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 favour...

Ep.248 - Big Daddy Kane

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'...

Ep.247 - Contemporary Cool, Vol. 12

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...

Ep.246 - 2023 Metacritic Album Score Review

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)B...

Ep.245 - J-Live

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 abo...

Ep.244 - A Referendum On Celebrity

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...

Ep.243 - Large Professor

Large Professor is an interesting solo case in Hip-Hop history; an artist with a solid solo discography but his legacy is instead tied into being of service to a litan...

Ep.242 - Deltron 3030

It's time to take a trip into the future - to the year 3030 - through the sonic landscape painted by a trio that combine to make Deltron 3030: Del The Funky Homosapien...

Ep.241 - Contemporary Cool, Vol. 11

For the 11th Contemporary Cool, we get into Bey & Jay's "EVERYTHING IS LOVE" & Hempress Sativa's debut album "Unconquerebels.TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roundup - (2:20) (...

Ep.240 - Nujabes

The legacy of Nujabes is one of how music should feel. That essence of when you listen to it, it instantly feeds your soul; whilst dubbing Nujabes as "The Godfather of...

Ep.239 - Hip-Hop Neighbours, Vol. 9

On the 9th edition of Neighbours, we get into two works wildly different in sound but share the fact of their sounds being reminiscent of their time, for better or wor...

Ep.238 - #UKBHM 2023: Hijack

For our final UKBHM retrospective of the month of October, we cover late 80s UK group Hijack who were - like many of our subjects for this edition of UKBHM retrospecti...

Ep.237 - #UKBHM 2023: Blak Twang

As Hip-Hop in the US was booming in the 90s, Hip-Hop in the UK were searching for a new voice after a good class in the late 80s/early 90s. Enter Blak Twang who was no...

Ep.236 - #UKBHM 2023: Lisa Maffia

Lisa Maffia - The First Lady of So Solid Crew - made a genuine attempt to go it solo. Her one and only album was clearly meant to provide a runway for more but media p...

Ep.235 - #UKBHM 2023: So Solid Crew

UK Garage had a special moment from 99-02, it seemed that every notable Garage track was hitting the charts. But only one track hit no.1 and that was "21 Seconds" by S...

Ep.234 - #UKBHM 2023: Derek B

In our first UK Black History Month retrospective of 2023, we get into the artist that attempted to put UK Hip-Hop on his back and carry it into the mainstream. Whilst...

Ep.233 - Del The Funky Homosapien

Del The Funky Homosapien (Or Del Tha Funkee Homosapien; pick a lane) is a mainstay in the "Alternative" and Independent Hip-Hop scene. His voice is one of the most uni...

Ep.232 - DITD Bites, Vol. 20

For the 20th Bites, we switch it up a little and talk about a TV show! After nearly 12 years, a hiatus and two versions, Top Boy is done after five seasons. We talk ab...

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