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What Had Happened Was
What Had Happened Was
Stony Island Audio & Talkhouse

Open Mike Eagle Sits down with the legendary creators in hip-hop to discuss their life, impact, and legacy over the course of... more

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Episodes

Bonus Episode: Dante Ross on Carlos Santana, the Grammys and more

in this bonus episode from the What Had Happened Was vault, Dante Ross tells the story of working on Everlast's... more

21 Sep 2022 · 56 minutes
Introducing: Rap Radar

Rap Radar is the home of hip-hop’s most revealing interviews. Each week, famed journalists Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller... more

18 Aug 2022 · 1 minute
Season Finale: Dante's Legacy and the new reality of the A&R

In our season finale we pick up with Dante Ross's story after the massive success of Whitey Ford Sings the... more

27 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Everlast - Whitey Ford Sings the Blues

After leaving Elektra Records, Dante Ross started working less behind the scenes and along with his partner John Gamble, went... more

20 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Ol' Dirty Bastard

Near the end of his run at Elektra Records, Dante Ross signed Ol Dirty Bastard after hearing him feature on... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Del the Funky Homosapien

In the middle of his legendary run as an A&R at Elektra Records, Dante signed Del The Funky Homosapien, the... more

06 Apr 2022 · 59 minutes
Pete Rock and CL Smooth

Dante Ross signed Pete Rock and CL Smooth to Elektra Records after becoming familiar with them through Pete Rock's promos... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
KMD and the origin of MF DOOM

During his legendary run as an A&R at Elektra Records, Dante Ross signed a rap trio out of Long Island... more

23 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Leaders of the New School and Busta Rhymes

Dante Ross's next big signing at Elektra Records was the Long Island based Leaders of the New School including Charlie... more

16 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Brand Nubian Break-up

Coming off the slow burn success of their debut album, divisions begin to form in Brand Nubian and Grand Puba... more

09 Mar 2022 · 49 minutes
What Had Happened Was
Bonus Episode: Dante Ross on Carlos Santana, the Grammys and more
What Had Happened Was