Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty is a six-episode podcast from Gimlet Media that tells the story of Chris Lighty, a music industry and hip-hop heavyweight who was found dead at his home in the Bronx in 2012.
Chris Lighty was a giant in hip-hop. He managed LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown and Fat Joe – anyone who was anyone worked with Lighty. His death left the music world reeling and left many questions unanswered.
Reggie Ossé, who came up through the hip-hop scene as an entertainment lawyer at the same time as Lighty, tells the vibrant story from the first breakbeat to the last heartbeat.
Whilst Chris’ story is interesting in itself, I love how the documentation of hip-hop history is woven through. Even if you’re not a hip-hop fan, it’s well worth a listen.