Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty

19 EpisodesProduced by Gimlet

Chris Lighty was a giant in hip-hop. He managed Foxy Brown, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, 50 Cent—anyone who was anyone worked with Lighty. But in 2012 he was found dead at his home in the Bronx, a death that left the music world reeling. In this podcast miniseries from Gimlet Med… read more

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Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

October 9th, 2017

America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika …

Mogul Live!

September 25th, 2017

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. …

Behind the Beats: Part 2

September 14th, 2017

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 …

Behind the Beats: Part 1

September 7th, 2017

Welcome to 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 …

Mogul Cameo: Russell Simmons and Sophia Chang

August 4th, 2017

This Cameo is from Russell Simmons and Sophia Chang. As one of Def Jam’s co-founders, Russell had a huge impact on Chris’ career, while Sophia was one of Chris’ closest confidants. In this Cameo, they each discuss how …

On That Lo Life $hit

August 3rd, 2017

Moguls, meet your new favorite podcast. It's called The Nod.

Luther Vandross ballads. Oil sheen spray. ‘Twice as good.’ What do these things have in …

Part 6: August 30, 2012

July 28th, 2017

August 30th, 2012. A day that shook hip hop. Chris Lighty was discovered dead in his Bronx home. The official cause of death: a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. In this episode, we talk to people close to Chris …

Mogul Cameo: Uncle Murda

July 25th, 2017

This Cameo is from Uncle Murda. The gritty Brooklyn rapper rose to prominence after dropping a series of mixtapes with titles like Murder Capitol,

Part 5: How Heavy It Was

July 21st, 2017

In this episode: cold hard cash. Chris Lighty makes a pile of it, and changes the game forever, when he does the biggest deal of his career—getting …

Mogul Cameo: N.O.R.E.

July 18th, 2017

This Cameo is from N.O.R.E. The Queens native climbed the charts in the 1990s as a rapper, best known for his work in the duo Capone-N-Noreaga. Now, N.O.R.E. is a podcast host, so we went to his studio to talk (and, as …
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