37 episodes

Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. In Season 3, we’re telling the story of DJ Screw, a reclusive genius who changed the sound of music forever. An auteur who created his own genre — Chopped and Screwed — Screw slowed music down until it sounded like syrup coming out of your speakers. It quickly became the soundtrack to the city of Houston, before influencing an entire generation of rappers. But the man behind the beats was a mystery to all but his closest collaborators, and to this day remains one of hip-hop’s greatest enigmas.

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    • 4.8 • 248 Ratings

Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. In Season 3, we’re telling the story of DJ Screw, a reclusive genius who changed the sound of music forever. An auteur who created his own genre — Chopped and Screwed — Screw slowed music down until it sounded like syrup coming out of your speakers. It quickly became the soundtrack to the city of Houston, before influencing an entire generation of rappers. But the man behind the beats was a mystery to all but his closest collaborators, and to this day remains one of hip-hop’s greatest enigmas.

    S3 Part 3: June 27th

    S3 Part 3: June 27th

    We go inside the making of DJ Screw’s greatest mixtape: The June 27th tape. It’s the story of a magical night inside the wood room when everything came together just right. The beats, the drugs, and a historic lineup of some of the Screwed Up Clicks most iconic members. 
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    • 44 min
    S3 Part 2: Instant Gumbo

    S3 Part 2: Instant Gumbo

    DJ Screw takes Houston. But before he does, he'll need to invent an entire genre, assemble a crew, and acquire a blue Chevy Impala.
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    • 42 min
    S3 Part 1: Screw Up the World

    S3 Part 1: Screw Up the World

    The DJ Screw origin story. His musical odyssey begins in small-town Smithville where he’s inspired by New York hip hop, boomboxes, and an extremely corny movie about breakdancers. A move to Houston expands Screw’s horizons, and he begins the metamorphosis from amateur DJ to auteur.
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    • 44 min
    Introducing Season 3: Chopped and Screwed

    Introducing Season 3: Chopped and Screwed

    Mogul is slowing things down, and telling the story of DJ Screw. The reclusive auteur is best known for inventing Chopped & Screwed, a slowed-down, psychedelic strain of hip-hop that changed the sound of music forever. But that’s all most people know about him. Starting June 23rd, we’ll uncover the story behind one of music’s greatest enigmas
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    • 3 min
    Introducing 'NO SKIPS with Jinx and Shea'

    Introducing 'NO SKIPS with Jinx and Shea'

    Check out 'NO SKIPS with Jinx and Shea', a new Spotify and Ringer show dedicated to hip-hop's most iconic and unskippable albums, hosted by Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins and best-selling author, Shea Serrano. Each episode focuses on a single album and discusses its cultural significance, best songs, hardest lyrics, unknown facts, and lasting legacy in hip-hop. In this special preview, Jinx and Shea discuss Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter III’.
    Listen and follow 'NO SKIPS with Jinx and Shea' only on Spotify. New episodes drop Thursdays.
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    • 13 min
    Mixtape: Kelly Rowland Meets Her Idol

    Mixtape: Kelly Rowland Meets Her Idol

    Kelly Rowland was just a teenager when she and the rest of Destiny’s Child came to New York to audition for a record deal. Over 20 years later, she’s been all over the world, met her idols (including the legendary Whitney Houston), lived out so many of her musical dreams—but the stuff she heard in those early years still makes her weak in the knees. In this episode, Kelly talks us through the music that made her, from Tribe Called Quest to Sade to Pebbles to Salt-N-Pepa.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
248 Ratings

248 Ratings

LoO4031 ,

Webby winning for a reason

Any music lover, particularly Hip Hop lovers, will throughly enjoy this podcast. Love the intimacy of the interviews. It is EXCELLENT.
It won a Webby for a reason!

Tomboy_am ,

Amazing story

Loved hearing this story about such a hip hop behind the scenes legend. Great research and amazing cameos along the way. Must listen!

yourgirlfin ,

Addicting

Exciting and intriguing storytelling. I was genuinely disappointed every time an episode ended. Can’t wait for more!

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