July 22, 2020
The Secret History of Emo Rap
Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael are journalists at NPR, but they could be rap history professors. And they have a thesis: emo rap is not a new phenomenon. They say it’s always b...
July 15, 2020
Mixtape: Back to the Basement w/ Eric Eddings
In the late 90s, there was plenty of awesome tv to watch after school; but for Eric Eddings one program ruled them all: Rap City Tha Basement on BET. Every day, Rap City picked Eric...
July 8, 2020
Mixtape: Production as Destruction w/ JPEGMAFIA
JPEGMAFIA is an experimental rapper with a knack for creating genre-bending beats out of the internet’s weirdest sounds. He’s sampled everything from Nicki Minaj’s rants on Queen Ra...
July 1, 2020
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 he...
June 24, 2020
Mixtape: Tupac’s Giant Denim Suits
Before Tupac topped the charts, he was just a roadie in baggy jeans. Pioneering fashion designer April Walker takes us back to the 90s, when she caught Tupac on the come-up—and made...
June 17, 2020
Mixtape: The Best Album Release Day Ever
On September 29th 1998 the stars aligned, Jay-Z, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Black Star), and Brand Nubian all released classic albums. On that day Hip Hop...
June 10, 2020
Mixtape: The Making of Hip Hop’s Greatest Meme
Timbaland has sampled almost everything. Baby laughing? Check. Crickets chirping? Check. Thunder, um, thundering? Check. On this episode of The Mogul Mixtapes, Jinx is joined by Jef...
May 27, 2020
Mixtape: The Dream
Sweet potato pie, the really big box of crayons with the sharpener on the back, why André 3000 is the Basquiat of rap, and how to DJ like you’re playing a game of spades—we talk abo...
May 20, 2020
Mixtape: Tip "T.I." Harris
T.I. is known as the King of the South—but once upon a time, he was just a little kid who wanted to hear dirty words. In this episode, he tells us how he tricked his grandma into bu...
May 13, 2020
Mixtape: Earlonne Woods
On this episode of The Mogul Mixtapes we’re kicking it with Earlonne Woods, the host of the podcast Ear Hustle. In 1988, Earlonne was sentenced to life in prison. But something else...
May 6, 2020
On this episode of The Mogul Mixtapes we talk to Atlanta hip hop legend Ludacris, who turns out to be VERY prepared for life in quarantine. Luda shares the ultimate rapper's guide t...
April 29, 2020
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 ...
Mogul is a show about hip hop’s most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. Brought to you from Gimlet and Spotify, hosted by Brandon Jenkins.
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