Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Hip Hop Stats.

Appears in 273 Episodes

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...

Ep.231 - Hieroglyphics

Hieroglyphics hold a very interesting spot in Hip-Hop history. A collective that has been around for a couple decades now but still have a "if you know, you know" esse...

Ep.230 - Hip-Hop Neighbours, Vol. 8

For this edition of Hip-Hop Neighbours, we get into two 00s classics in Craig David's "Born to Do It" and Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere".TIMESTAMPS:Weekly Music Roun...

Ep.229 - Souls of Mischief

Souls of Mischief are the rare group that - after 30 years - are still together and going strong. Along with a seminal Hip-Hop track and a relatively consistent discog...

Ep.228 - Immortal technique

Immortal Technique is an essential artist to listen to. He stays ever-present with constant touring and putting his Leftist lyrics to the sword, genuinely doing work f...

Ep.227 - DITD Bites, Vol. 19

In a very special DITD Bites, we get into Lizzo, Tory Lanez getting 10 years; REASON & Moosa's debate on wax and Hip-Hop turning 50. TIMESTAMPS: Weekly Music Roundup -...

Ep.226 - MC Ren

Whilst the stories of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and - for different reasons - Eazy-E are thoroughly documented, the story of MC Ren is something different from the others. Fro...

Ep.225 - N.W.A

The legacy of N.W.A runs so deep in Hip-Hop that it's hard to say something fresh about it; but their music still connects Ren, Cube, Eazy, Dre, Yella & Arabian Prince...

Ep.224 - Masta Ace

It can be said that Masta Ace is underrated in many facets of the music but one that needs to be hailed forever is his unique long-form storytelling. Since "The Sympho...

Ep.223 - Hip-Hop Neighbours, Vol. 7

It's time for another Hip-Hop Neighbours, highlighting non-Hip-Hop albums that Hip-Hop fans can get into. For this one, we get into the work of Gil Scott-Heron and Cha...

Ep.222 - The Roots

In this chunky episode, we get into the work of The Roots where whilst we would make an effort to bomb through discographies for the sake of time, we simply couldn't f...

Ep.220 - Canibus

The story of Canibus is probably the best suited for a podcast built on retrospectives such as this. Whilst his music can easily be passed off as "rapper has verbal di...

Ep.219 - DITD Bites, Vol. 18

On the 18th edition of DITD Bites: Tyler, The Creator hopped on Rap Radar recently and made some interesting quotes that we wanted to unpack. So we do that, getting in...

Ep.218 - Wu-Tang Clan: The Book Of Wu - Chapter 11

After 10 chapters, we've finally reached the conclusion of our "Book Of Wu" series. If you haven't spun the series, feel free to spin all 12 episodes here. For the fin...

Ep.217 - Mid-Year Report '23

Happy June! We're nearly halfway through the year, which means it's time for our Mid-Year Report! How the 50th Year of Hip-Hop has been faring, what albums we rate so ...

Ep.216 - Chamillionaire

Houston's Chamillionaire was a child of 8 Ball & MJG, UGK and Geto Boys. His single "Ridin" was one of the most ubiquitous songs of the 00s. But after a couple of albu...

Ep.215 - Wyclef Jean

After covering Pras last week, we thought it was a good a time as any to look into the Fugees member that seems to have no issue in dropping music on a consistent basi...

Ep.213 - Is Hip-Hop Right Wing?

All answers begin with a question and sometimes that question needs to be blunt. But never fear, we try and break the question down as only we can. It's not a question...

Ep.212 - DITD Bites, Vol. 17

For the 17th edition of DITD Bites we get into the AI Music debate and the concept of Video Essays/Documentaries, asking WHY do people like Trap Lore Ross make the vid...

Ep.211 - Jim Jones

When you look at Jim Jones' career, it's one of hard work and dedication to squeezing every benefit out of a deal. But hard work only gets you so far... Hard work can'...

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