Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Hip Hop Stats.

Appears in 273 Episodes

Ep.273 - Mid-Year Report '24

Albeit a bit late, we take stock of 2024 in Hip-Hop so far, trying not to talk about the whale in the room for as long as we possibly can and instead talk about litera...

Ep.272 - Hip-Hop Neighbours, Vol 12

We kick back with another edition of Hip-Hop Neighbours, getting into the album that sent Jamiroquai into the stratosphere and a 90s UK Big Beat album from The Wiseguy...

Ep.271 - 2 Live Crew

The story of 2 Live Crew is one of response. Response to reactionary pearl-clutching over their work which dared to talk out *checks notes* eating ass, among other thi...

Ep.270 - 9th Wonder, Part 2

We finish our five-part miniseries on the Little Brother universe with Part 2 of our 9th Wonder retrospective, looking at a Blog Era Mixtape, a solo album bursting wit...

Ep.269 - 9th Wonder, Part 1

With Little Brother now explored, we can now get into the work of the distant 3rd member: Producer 9th Wonder who has spent a couple decades now letting his music do t...

Ep.268 - Rapper Big Pooh

We continue our LB miniseries with an exploration into the solo work of Rapper Big Pooh who - unlike Phonte - has dropped a lot of solo work in the past 20 years.TIMES...

Ep.267 - Phonte

After exploring the music & story of Little Brother, it's time to get into the breakaway works. We begin with Phonte who spends the 2010s sporadically dropping works w...

Ep.266 - Little Brother

We head to North Carolina where a trio blooms out of a larger collective to become one of the biggest "if you know, you know" acts of the 00s: Little Brother with Phon...

Ep.265 - Ras Kass

Ras Kass presents a discography that is vast, two iconic albums in the 90s, then a litany of mixtapes in the 00s and then continuing his consistent output in the 10s w...

Ep.264 - Ice-T, Part 2

We return for Part 2 of our retrospective of Ice-T, where we left him off the back of his legendary four album run and the "Cop Killer" controversy; where would Ice ta...

Ep.262 - Hip-Hop Neighbours, Vol. 11

For this Hip-Hop Neighbours - linked to our Ice-T exploration - we cover the self-titled album Body Count and we also get into the first album from the UK based collec...

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...

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