October 16, 2019
S2 Part 5: I Hated That Album
After pissing off the authorities, the 2 Live Crew start to piss off each other. In this episode, things fall apart, and we contend with the complex legacy of one of hip hop’s pione...
October 9, 2019
S2 Part 4: What's Dirty To You?
The fight rages on. Luke and the Crew fan the flames in the court of public opinion, and when they go head-to-head with their biggest critics, things get heated. In this episode we ...
October 2, 2019
S2 Part 3: Splack!
The 2 Live Crew drop their classic hit “Me So Horny,” which takes the Miami bass sound out of the Pac Jam and spreads it across the nation. But not everyone wants the 2 Live Crew's ...
September 25, 2019
S2 Part 2: Bass Bro, I Love That Shit!
The 2 Live Crew is starting from the bottom: crashing at Luke’s girlfriend’s mom’s house. Nobody will sign them, so Luke starts Luke Skyywalker Records, the first hip hop label in t...
September 18, 2019
S2 Part 1: The Walls Were Sweating
Our story starts with Luke Campbell of the 2 Live Crew getting thrown in jail. Luke wound up in handcuffs because, according to a Florida judge, his music was obscene. To understand...
September 10, 2019
Introducing Season 2: Miami
In Season 2, Mogul explores the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with The 2 Live Crew, a group that took rap music and made it faster, harder, and nastier than any...
July 31, 2019
The Life and Times of Reggie Ossé
This episode of Mogul is a tribute to the life and career of Reggie Ossé, who hosted the first season of Mogul. A couple of months after completing the show Reggie was diagnosed wit...
September 25, 2017
Moguls, here it is: The last episode of Season 1. And it’s a classic! Back in August, we recorded a live show at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. That night, Reggie chopped it up...
September 14, 2017
Behind the Beats: Part 2
On this episode of Behind the Beats, Reggie chats with two Gimlet audio engineers who crafted the sound of Mogul. Haley Shaw and Matthew Boll break down how they built such a vivid ...
September 7, 2017
Behind the Beats: Part 1
Welcome to Behind the Beats. In this series, we’ll go behind the scenes to discover how Mogul got its distinct sound. In this first episode, we’ll hear from the three artists who wr...
August 4, 2017
Mogul Cameo: Russell Simmons and Sophia Chang
This Cameo is from Russell Simmons and Sophia Chang. As one of Def Jam’s co-founders, Russell had a huge impact on Chris’ career, while Sophia was one of Chris’ closest confidants. ...
August 2, 2017
On That Lo Life $hit
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Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Brought to you from Gimlet and Spotify, hosted by Brandon Jenkins.