29 episodes

Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Season 2 dives into the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with the 2 Live Crew, a group that took hip hop and made it faster, harder, and nastier than anything anyone had heard before. But in 1990 their music was declared legally obscene, and what followed is known today as the most controversial trial in the history of hip hop. This group, this city and this trial changed the course of music history as we know it. Mogul Season 2 features exclusive interviews with Miami legends like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Trina, Luke Campbell, Brother Marquis, Mr. Mixx, Walshy Fire, and more.

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Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Season 2 dives into the birth of southern hip hop. It all started in Miami with the 2 Live Crew, a group that took hip hop and made it faster, harder, and nastier than anything anyone had heard before. But in 1990 their music was declared legally obscene, and what followed is known today as the most controversial trial in the history of hip hop. This group, this city and this trial changed the course of music history as we know it. Mogul Season 2 features exclusive interviews with Miami legends like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Trina, Luke Campbell, Brother Marquis, Mr. Mixx, Walshy Fire, and more.

    Behind The Beats With Nana Kwabena

    Behind The Beats With Nana Kwabena

    In this episode of Behind the Beats we go behind the scenes and find out how Nana Kwabena wrote the music for the second season of Mogul. It’s a wide ranging conversation that touches on Nana’s creative process, his thoughts on the Miami bass movement, and the history of African talking drums.

    • 26 min
    Behind The Beats With So Wylie

    Behind The Beats With So Wylie

    This is 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 woman behind the show’s sound design, So Wylie. Her inspirations, her process, her beats.

    • 25 min
    The DJ Uncle Al Experience

    The DJ Uncle Al Experience

    On September 10th 2001, Miami lost a local legend: DJ Uncle Al. In this episode, we hang at home with DJ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, and he breaks down why Al was so special. It’s a tale of perseverance, positivity, pirate radio, and songs about Santa Claus.

    • 36 min
    S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

    S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

    Miami bass may have been thriving, but lyrical hip hop was still struggling to find a foothold in Miami. And with little chance at getting airtime on popular stations, Miami DJs have to find a way to get their music heard—and the best way to do that was to set up an illegal pirate radio station. In this episode: a pimped-out tour bus, a barrel full guns, and a lunchbox full of cocaine.

    • 42 min
    S2 Part 5: I Hated That Album

    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 pioneers. 

    • 27 min
    S2 Part 4: What's Dirty To You?

    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 bring you 90s daytime TV and rapping prosecutors, and the nastiest album in the history of the world is put on trial.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

Fruity3377 ,

Excellent

I absolutely loved this podcast both seasons. I think you guys featured 2 great people. Would love to hear Andre Harrell, Diddy, or BabyFace/LA Reid....even Pebbles

See Fuller ,

Superbly done...

This podcast is as close as you’ll find to a Hip-Hop version of Slow Burn, which I also love. AND THE MUSIC IS BANGIN’! Takes me back yo... keep up the good work and keep it coming...

Emilsal ,

Love this!

Entertaining, insightful, and very high production value!

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