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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.

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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.
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.
The DJ Uncle Al Experience

The DJ Uncle Al Experience

2019-10-3000:34:00

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.
S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

S2 Part 6: They Call Me Raw

2019-10-2300:41:231

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.
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.
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.
S2 Part 3: Splack!

S2 Part 3: Splack!

2019-10-0200:49:203

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 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.
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 the south. And Luke dreams up hip-hop’s most shocking stage show.
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 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.
Introducing Season 2: Miami

Introducing Season 2: Miami

2019-09-1000:03:16

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 anything anyone had heard before. The new season returns September 18th.
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daisy

l like season 2 better than season 1. season 1 got heard to listen to regarding all the abuse

Oct 28th
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Jason Turner

Just recently discovered this podcast and am binge listening. Love it!

Oct 27th
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Tony Spary

good work, love the pod

Sep 23rd
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Artii bisht

amazing

Jan 22nd
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Rusty Hunt

oh..hi Mark.

Jan 6th
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Da Duegie

nice

Dec 24th
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Joray Pro Era

R.I.P. to Reggie. would have loved to listen to his next story. Sad Day

Dec 20th
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Jaime Vicente

no like is this fk..

Dec 5th
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Michael Brown

part 1awesome episode, educating on the birth of hip hip and Chris's childhood. I love this episode bcuz I'm born and raised in Bronx 79 to 99 so I lived there thru this era and thru Chris's career with all the artists he worked with

Oct 29th
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Michael Brown

awesome podcast and story. very inspiring.

Oct 29th
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iTunes User

Loved it and can't wait to hear it again and share

Aug 31st
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iTunes User

I like it because it has people reminiscing and talking about a time, place, and person who has impacted music forever.

Aug 31st
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iTunes User

I really hope that this rises to the top of the iTunes charts just so that people who may not have heard about it (or who didn't have access to Spotify) can catch it. It's great storytelling and top-notch interviewing by (in my opinion) the best podcaster in Hip Hop (Reggie Ossé, aka Combat Jack). Even if you don't care much about Hip Hop, this is a story about a complex and talented human being that will hit you in your heart. The story of Chris is told in all its glory and tragedy, and Combat never shies away from confronting some of the toughest aspects of the man's life (just listen to the heartbreak in Combat's voice on Episode 4 when having to process and communicate some pretty difficult things about Chris' life). It's also an example of great editing and tight production (without ever sounding corny--because that can be a thing with overproduced podcasts). And when you're done with the last episode, wait until after the credits for a wonderful story from Chris' daughter.

Aug 31st
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shareka !!!

wowww, this is getting interesting

Aug 10th
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shareka !!!

This was a wonderful episode. love it

Aug 9th
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Walter Reiter

very captivating, very intriguing, very entertaining. Love it. F#*^in incredible. HIP-HOP

Jul 11th
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