34 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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    • 4.9 • 2.8K 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.

    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
    Mixtape: Mouse Jones

    Mixtape: Mouse Jones

    In our new interview series The Mogul Mixtapes, we’re talking to some of our all-time favorite people about their most treasured hip hop memories—the craziest parties, the nastiest beefs, and the most brilliant verses ever. 
    This episode features the dynamic hip hop personality Mouse Jones. If you ever wondered how to win a beef, Mouse got you. He takes us back to the early 2000s, to tell us what he learned from one of the most iconic, pettiest, and longest running beefs in Hip Hop history. 
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    • 23 min
    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.
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    • 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.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

TidalRules ,

Mogul Season 3!!!!

We need season 3 !

Jamaikn ,

Not going to Spotify.

Great podcast but…I’ve been listening to podcasts for years on this app & I’m not downloading Spotify just so I can hear this. Sorry not sorry!

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

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