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Mogul

Mogul

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786
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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.

Latest Episodes

Mixtape: Mouse Jones

EIn 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.

23 MIN3 w ago
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Mixtape: Mouse Jones

Behind The Beats With Nana Kwabena

EIn 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 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Behind The Beats With Nana Kwabena

Behind The Beats With So Wylie

EThis 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 MIN2019 NOV 13
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Behind The Beats With So Wylie

The DJ Uncle Al Experience

EOn 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 MIN2019 OCT 30
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The DJ Uncle Al Experience

S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

EMiami 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 MIN2019 OCT 23
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S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

S2 Part 5: I Hated That Album

EAfter 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 MIN2019 OCT 16
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S2 Part 5: I Hated That Album

S2 Part 4: What's Dirty To You?

EThe 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 MIN2019 OCT 9
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S2 Part 4: What's Dirty To You?

S2 Part 3: Splack!

EThe 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 music on the airwaves. A group of conservatives and a notorious Miami sheriff conspire to take the Crew's records off the shelves and off the air. When the Crew hits back, it lands them in jail.

50 MIN2019 OCT 2
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S2 Part 3: Splack!

S2 Part 2: Bass Bro, I Love That Shit!

EThe 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 the south. And Luke dreams up hip-hop’s most shocking stage show.

34 MIN2019 SEP 25
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S2 Part 2: Bass Bro, I Love That Shit!

S2 Part 1: The Walls Were Sweating

EOur 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 how this happened, we have to go back in time to 1980s Miami, to a sweatbox teen disco that birthed a new kind of hip hop: Miami bass.

38 MIN2019 SEP 18
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S2 Part 1: The Walls Were Sweating

Latest Episodes

Mixtape: Mouse Jones

EIn 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.

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Mixtape: Mouse Jones

Behind The Beats With Nana Kwabena

EIn 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 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Behind The Beats With Nana Kwabena

Behind The Beats With So Wylie

EThis 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 MIN2019 NOV 13
Comments
Behind The Beats With So Wylie

The DJ Uncle Al Experience

EOn 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 MIN2019 OCT 30
Comments
The DJ Uncle Al Experience

S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

EMiami 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 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

S2 Part 5: I Hated That Album

EAfter 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 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
S2 Part 5: I Hated That Album

S2 Part 4: What's Dirty To You?

EThe 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 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
S2 Part 4: What's Dirty To You?

S2 Part 3: Splack!

EThe 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 music on the airwaves. A group of conservatives and a notorious Miami sheriff conspire to take the Crew's records off the shelves and off the air. When the Crew hits back, it lands them in jail.

50 MIN2019 OCT 2
Comments
S2 Part 3: Splack!

S2 Part 2: Bass Bro, I Love That Shit!

EThe 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 the south. And Luke dreams up hip-hop’s most shocking stage show.

34 MIN2019 SEP 25
Comments
S2 Part 2: Bass Bro, I Love That Shit!

S2 Part 1: The Walls Were Sweating

EOur 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 how this happened, we have to go back in time to 1980s Miami, to a sweatbox teen disco that birthed a new kind of hip hop: Miami bass.

38 MIN2019 SEP 18
Comments
S2 Part 1: The Walls Were Sweating
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