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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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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.
Back in July we released a tribute to Reggie Ossé, the late host of Mogul. After that episode dropped, we invited Reggie’s friends, family, and colleagues to record a live show at the BRIC Ballroom in Brooklyn. They shared their most personal stories about Reggie—from the time he escaped a block party gone wrong to the day his whole crew got involved in a dance battle. We also reunited the cast of the Combat Jack Show. That’s right: Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, A-King, and Just Blaze, all graced the stage together for this special episode of Mogul.This episode contains music by Reggie's eldest son, Chuma Ossé. He goes by IDKHIM.
This episode of Mogul is a tribute to the life and career of Reggie Ossé, who hosted the first season of Mogul. A couple of months after completing the show Reggie was diagnosed with colon cancer and he passed away in December of 2017. We’re going to tell you Reggie’s story — His early days growing up a hip-hop head in Brooklyn, his time as a lawyer representing legendary artists like Jay-Z and Dame Dash, and his reinvention as Combat Jack, hip hop’s flagship podcaster.Photo courtesy of RESPECT. magazine, © Musinart LLC, Photographer: Trevor Sage-El
Mogul Live!

Mogul Live!

2017-09-2501:22:352

Moguls, here it is: The last episode of Season 1. And it’s a classic! Back in August, we recorded a live show at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. That night, Reggie chopped it up on stage with Dante Ross, Dave Lighty, Mike Lighty, Déja Lighty, and Tiffany Lighty. They talked about Chris' legacy as someone who made sure everyone got fed, and dropped more than a few big names along the way. There was also a lively Q&A where the audience got a chance to ask all of the burning questions about the first season of the show. You can hear all those conversations right here.
Behind the Beats: Part 2

Behind the Beats: Part 2

2017-09-1400:18:032

On this episode of Behind the Beats, Reggie chats with two Gimlet audio engineers who crafted the sound of Mogul. Haley Shaw and Matthew Boll break down how they built such a vivid world in Mogul by combining sound effects and music with hours of interviews.
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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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