Questlove Supreme

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 Sep 18, 2020

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Questlove Supreme is a fun, irreverent and educational weekly podcast that digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons in a way that only Questlove and Team Supreme can deliver. Led by Each episode is driven by conversation ranging from the guest’s origins (along with a few never-before-revealed secrets to their success) to their life passions and current projects. This is not your typical interview show. This is about legends and legends in the making bringing their legacy to life in their own words. Previous guests have included Usher, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Steve Miller, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, Chaka Khan, Babyface and many more.

Episode Date
QLS Classic: Stokley
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This week’s QLS classic aired May 15, 2018. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme sit down with singer, musician and percussionist Stokley. He speaks on how imitation helped him find his voice, his early days with Mint Condition and how everything changed once he signed with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 23, 2022
Joan Jett
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Joan Jett speaks to Questlove Supreme about her time with The Runaways, making hits with The Blackhearts, and her decision to create a new acoustic collection. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022
QLS Classic: Tom Silverman
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Tom Silverman, founder of the Hip-Hop/Dance label Tommy Boy Records talks about his early days in radio, how Disco never actually died, and the all important fifth pillar of Hip-Hop: knowledge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 16, 2022
Eric Roberson Pt. 2
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Part two of the Questlove Supreme solo session between Phonte and his friend and collaborator Eric Roberson. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter discusses balancing creativity with family and the making of one of his newest songs, "Lessons." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2022
QLS Classic: DJ Quik
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The master of blending reggae, funk, and soul, prolific songwriter, producer, and rapper, DJ Quik's 20-plus year spanning career has been anything but ordinary.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 09, 2022
Eric Roberson Pt. 1
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Team Supreme’s Phonte interviews his Tigallero collaborator Eric Roberson in the latest QLS solo session. In the first of a two-part episode, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter discusses trading major labels for independence and lessons he learned from his father and El Debarge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2022
QLS Classic: Purple Roundtable
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Team Supreme sits down with Prince biographer, Duane Tudahl, and a roundtable of Prince's associates to share stories about the legendary artist. Recorded at Sunset Sound, one of the studios to capture Prince's 'Purple Rain.' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 02, 2022
Elvis Costello Pt. 2
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Team Supreme’s Suga Steve concludes his far-ranging interview with Elvis Costello in part 2 of this Solo Session. This show was recorded at legendary Electric Lady Studio A and finds Suga and Elvis continuing to explore all aspects of Elvis’ career and how it relates to his work with the Roots and his place in music history.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2022
QLS Classic: 2016 Roots Picnic Pt. 2
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Recorded from the 2016 Roots Picnic in NYC: Part II features appearances from Jungle Brothers, Emily Wells, Yuna, Daniel "Bambaata" Marley, Freeway, and E.Z.Mo Breezy from Grits & Biscuits. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 25, 2022
Elvis Costello Pt.1
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Team Supreme’s Suga Steve, a lifelong Elvis Costello fan, sits and talks with Elvis in Electric Lady Studio A, to be aired as two episodes. Spurred on by a clearly amused Questlove, this is the deepest dive possible into The Roots’ and Elvis’ Wise Up Ghost album and the 50-year career of an enduring music superstar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2022
QLS Classic: Roots Picnic 2016 Pt. 1
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Recorded from the 2016 Roots Picnic in NYC: Part I features appearances from X-Ambassadors, Stretch and Bobbito, and Lady Leshurr. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 18, 2022
Teedra Moses
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This episode is all about your favorite singer’s favorite singer! Teedra Moses has consistently redefined what it means to be an R&B artist since she the debut of Complex Simplicity. Listen as she opens up about the real-life inspiration to her songs, J Dilla’s influence, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2022
QLS Classic: Joi
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Singer, songwriter and producer Joi talks about how her debut album changed the direction of Madonna's Bedtime Stories, working with Fishbone, her spot in the Dungeon Family tree and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 11, 2022
Daryl Hall
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Part two of this special Questlove Supreme continues with Daryl Hall. Daryl discusses his formative music years in Philadelphia, the stories behind his hits alongside John Oates, and why he is taking time to emphasize his important solo catalog. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2022
QLS Classic: Michael Brauer
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Grammy winning mix engineer Michael Brauer talks about the art of engineering, his studio secrets and what it was like working with artists such as Coldplay, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Grace Jones and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 04, 2022
John Oates
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In the first of a special two-part episode of Questlove Supreme, John Oates details his hand and history as one-half of music's best-selling duo. John discusses the evolution of Hall & Oates, being next-door neighbors with Hunter S. Thompson, and which classic song began as a Reggae jam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2022
QLS Classic: Kimbra
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Recording artist Kimbra talks about what it's like being a New Zealander, the rural wildlife of Silver Lake, California and how she makes records. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 28, 2022
Monica Lynch Pt. 2
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Women's History Month at Questlove Supreme continues with part two of the Monica Lynch episode. The former A&R-turned-president of Tommy Boy Records shares vivid memories surrounding Naughty By Nature, Club Nouveau, Queen Latifah, and RuPaul. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 23, 2022
QLS Classic: Gilles Peterson
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Pioneering DJ and record label owner Gilles Peterson talks about the politics of early pirate radio, how he broke artists like Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies and even The Roots, and his passion for helping the right music find the right audience. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 21, 2022
Monica Lynch Pt. 1
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Questlove Supreme continues our celebration of Women's History Month with an interview with Monica Lynch. In part one, the former A&R-turned-president of Tommy Boy Records revisits the late 1970s New York City scene, including tips for getting into Studio 54. She also recalls memories surrounding Force M.D.'s, Stetsasonic, and De La Soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2022
QLS Classic: Common
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Hip hop artist, actor and poet Common talks about how being an NBA ballboy brought him courtside for Michael Jordan's rookie season, his musical influences and personal memories of his time with J Dilla. Recorded in front of a live audience. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 14, 2022
Bonnie Raitt
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We are joined by Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt on this week's episode of Questlove Supreme. She joins Team Supreme to discuss carrying on Blues traditions and making sure pioneers got paid. Bonnie also explains why she cannot perform a show without playing one of her most impactful hits. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2022
QLS Classic: Prince Paul
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Legendary producer and DJ Prince Paul talks about his contributions to early Hip-Hop, winning Grammys with Chris Rock and some of the ways he shaped the sound of De La Soul, 3rd Bass, Queen Latifah, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 07, 2022
Deniece Williams
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This week's episode of Questlove Supreme features the beautiful voice of Deniece Williams. After working with Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind & Fire, Niecy broke out into a Grammy-winning solo career that has spanned decades and multiple genres. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 02, 2022
QLS Classic: David Alan Grier
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David Alan Grier dishes memories from his early days as a Broadway actor to starring in the hit TV show, In Living Color. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2022
Fred Hammond Pt. 2
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Y'all ready for a Questlove Supreme first? We have yet to dive into the world of gospel, so you know if we gonna do it, it has to be done right! That's why the first gospel artist to sit with us is the great change-maker and supreme innovator, Fred Hammond! Yup, another legendary conversation, and 2-parter. Oh, and keep your ears open for a special guest cohost with his own gospel roots...This is Questlove Supreme with Fred Hammond part 2. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 23, 2022
QLS Classic: Gary Clark Jr.
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Austin rocker and axman, Gary Clark Jr., brings blues-rock center stage in 2019 as he joins Team Supreme to talk about his journey from booking gigs at 14, to collaborating with The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and his new album, "This Land." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 21, 2022
Fred Hammond Pt. 1
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Y'all ready for a Questlove Supreme first? We have yet to dive into the world of gospel, so you know if we gonna do it, it has to be done right! That's why the first gospel artist to sit with us is the great change-maker and supreme innovator, Fred Hammond! Yup, another legendary conversation, and 2-parter. Oh, and keep your ears open for a special guest cohost with his own gospel roots...This is Questlove Supreme with Fred Hammond part 1. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 16, 2022
QLS Classic: DJ Premier
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Houston's very own DJ Premier talks about how he got his name, what it was like to leave Texas to make it in NYC and how he found musical enlightenment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 14, 2022
Mic Murphy
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Our guest is the founding member of one of the most legendary futuristic electro-funk duos, The System. Mic Murphy joins Team Supreme to talk about the club scene in New York at the end of the '70s and influencing multiple generations of artists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 09, 2022
QLS Classic: Charlie Wilson
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Singer, songwriter and lead vocalist for The Gap Band, Charlie Wilson talks about signing with Snoop, showing Michael Jackson the moonwalk and other ways his work has influenced music and pop culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 07, 2022
Will Smith
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Questlove and Team Supreme present, a conversation with Will Smith. Thank you and you are welcome. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 02, 2022
QLS Classic: Dan Charnas
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Writer, radio host and music exec, Dan Charnas talks about his early days as a hip hop journalist, some of the artists he did and didn't sign in the 90s and how a simple grammar mistake can cause big trouble. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 31, 2022
2021 Rap Up with Mad Skillz Pt. 2
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Once upon a time in late December of 2021 Quest and Team Supreme had one of the realest conversations ever with your favorite MC's favorite MC and ghostwriter. This 2 part conversation with the artist some call Skillz, now back to his original moniker Mad Skillz, touches on this intriguing hip hop journey, the mysteries behind his highly anticipated annual Rap Up's and some Hip Hop Confessions that knock Quest and Team Supreme off their feet! Put your seatbelts on! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 26, 2022
QLS Classic: Stephanie Ruhle
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No stone goes unturned in this classic episode; Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC News Anchor, talks about her transition from Wall Street to News Anchor, and shares her views on complicated issues from the 2011 financial crisis, to free speech and the Me Too movement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 24, 2022
2021 Rap Up with Mad Skillz Pt. 1
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Once upon a time in late December of 2021 Quest and Team Supreme had one of the realest conversations ever with your favorite MC's favorite MC and ghostwriter. This 2 part conversation with the artist some call Skillz, now back to his original moniker Mad Skillz, touches on this intriguing hip hop journey, the mysteries behind his highly anticipated annual Rap Up's and some Hip Hop Confessions that knock Quest and Team Supreme off their feet! Put your seatbelts on! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 19, 2022
QLS Classic: Linda Perry
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Singer-songwriter Linda Perry talks about her musical beginnings with 4 Non Blondes and how she creates chart-topping hits for stars like Adele and Pink. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 17, 2022
Doug E. Fresh Pt. 2
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Legendary episode alert! Or should we say an episode with a legend alert!?! Both would be true in speaking of Doug E. Fresh and while you may know the music, what do you know about the journey? Class starts now as Quest and Team Supreme attempt to dive into the life of one of the most important figures in music. Take a listen to part 2! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 12, 2022
QLS Classic: Marley Marl
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Marley Marl shares some of his studio secrets and talks about how he earned his spot as a legend in the early NYC scene. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2022
Doug E. Fresh Pt. 1
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Legendary episode alert! Or should we say an episode with a legend alert!?! Both would be true in speaking of Doug E. Fresh and while you may know the music, what do you know about the journey? Class starts now as Quest and Team Supreme attempt to dive into the life of one of the most important figures in music. Take a listen to part 1! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 05, 2022
QLS Classic: Bernard Purdie & Chuck Rainey
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Questlove sits down with legendary musicians Chuck Rainey and Bernard Purdie to talk through how they influenced and, in some cases, invented the ubiquitous groove that’s become the music of our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 03, 2022
QLS Classic: 2018 Year in Review with Michelle Wolf
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Comedian Michelle Wolf joins Team Supreme to review the best and worst cultural moments, media, and music of 2018. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 27, 2021
QLS Classic: 2017 Year in Review with Roy Wood Jr.
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Comedian and actor Roy Wood Jr. looks back on the roller coaster year that was 2017 with Questlove and Team Supreme. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 20, 2021
QLS Classic: A Very Gina Rodriguez Christmas
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Actress and model Gina Rodriguez stops by to enjoy libations and celebrate the 2017 holidays, congratulate Phonte on his nuptials, find out how Team Supreme knows each other and talk about her projects. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 13, 2021
QLS Classic: 2016 Year in Review
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Questlove and Team Supreme reflect on what was lost and gained in 2016. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 06, 2021
QLS Classic: 2016 Holiday Episode
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Questlove, Phonte and Team Supreme talk about their personal, religious and cultural traditions and share some of their favorite holiday memories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2021
QLS Classic: Chris Hayes
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Journalist, author and host of MSNBC’s All In, discusses the heated political climate and finding a way to flourish. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 22, 2021
QLS Classic: Black TV Writers Roundtable Pt.2
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In part two of a special black Hollywood roundtable, Team Supreme sits down with TV writers Tracey Ashley, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, and Angela Nissel to discuss how the black media landscape is changing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 15, 2021
QLS Classic: Black TV Writers Roundtable Pt.1
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Breaking down the state of Black hollywood, acclaimed writers, Tracey Ashley, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, and Angela Nissel get real with Team Supreme on part one of this two-part Black TV writers' roundtable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 08, 2021
Taking A Break!
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Hey QLS fam, not to worry! We are just doing something we've never done before on this show... taking a break! We'll be back soon, but in the meantime we'll be putting out great classic episodes for you, or you can go back, check out old shows you may have missed. And tell your friends! We'll be back soon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 05, 2021
QLS Classic: Jon Batiste
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Musician Jon Batiste joins Team Supreme to rehash his journey from small-town Louisiana to Musical Director of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 01, 2021
Carlos Santana
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Saying this episode of Questlove Supreme is the most spiritual and life changing thus far may have the skeptics scratching their heads, UNTIL you hear that this week's guest is the truly miraculous, Carlos Santana. Listen as the man who has blessed the world with 5 decades of momentous rhythms shares his history, inspirations and his soul with Quest, Team Supreme and our very special guest host, "Captain" Kirk Douglas. Legendary...... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 27, 2021
QLS Classic: Herb Alpert
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Jazz musician, songwriter and co-founder of A&M records Herb Alpert talks about the art of the trumpet, writing hits with Sam Cooke, the secret to outselling The Beatles and how he really feels about getting sampled by Biggie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 25, 2021
QLS Classic: Snoop Dogg
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The legendary Snoop Dogg joins Team Supreme to talk Doggystyle, producing with Dr. Dre, and how he became the ultimate entrepreneur. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 20, 2021
QLS Classic: Jack White
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Musician, songwriter and producer Jack White talks about how music kept him from the priesthood, his love of analog recording technology and the Amy Whinehouse duet that never was. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 18, 2021
Bernadette Cooper
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This episode of Questlove Supreme brings to the stage a pioneer whose flowers should be constant. In the words of our leader Bernadette Cooper is "beyond diva, beyond legend, she just is ...". She just is the bandleader and creator of one of the first bad ass all female bands (Klymaxx), she just is a phenomenal percussionist who has happened to produce records for some of the greatest singers of our time. She just is........ greatness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 13, 2021
QLS Classic: Lalah Hathaway
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Grammy winning singer Lalah Hathaway talks about carrying on her father Donny's legacy, working with Prince, singing overtones like it's no big deal and her deep love of video games (plus, loads of Words of Wisdom with Suga Steve). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2021
Raphael Saadiq Part 2
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This episode of Questlove Supreme is the one you have been waiting for. There are too many words. Just listen to the iconic Raphael Saadiq. Part 2, you're welcome! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 06, 2021
QLS Classic: Angélique Kidjo
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Four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo sits down with team Supreme Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 04, 2021
Raphael Saadiq Part 1
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This episode of Questlove Supreme is the one you have been waiting for. There are too many words. Just listen to the iconic Raphael Saadiq. Part 1, you're welcome! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 29, 2021
QLS Classic: Jermaine Dupri
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Hip hop icon and R&B hitmaker, Jermaine Dupri, tells 30 years of industry tales from Fresh Fest days to career-reviving remixes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 27, 2021
Robert “Kool” Bell
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This week's episode of Questlove Supreme takes you into the minds of one of the most genius, transformative and successful bands of all time, Kool and the Gang. Robert "Kool" Bell joins Quest and Team Supreme to chronicle the story of the band that crossed multiple genres, leading to a constant reinvigoration of their music through some of the biggest Hip Hop hits ever! Yes hits on top of hits on top of....Needless to say, it's flower time!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2021
QLS Classic: Allee Willis
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"That-one-song" writer, Allee Willis talks shop from her days as a songwriter for Earth, Wind & Fire and The Rembrandts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 20, 2021
5 Year Anniversary
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What up Questlove Supreme fam! We can’t believe our show has been on for 5 years now! To celebrate we hosted a live event just for YOU, our listeners on Tuesday, September 7th - the anniversary of our first episode. We took questions, played some trivia, talked about the last 5 years and even those shows that never aired! Hear all the stories in this week’s episode of Questlove Supreme. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2021
QLS Classic: Michael Che
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SNL royalty and stand-up comedian Michael Che joins Team Supreme to discuss his anecdotes and accolades. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 13, 2021
Pat Metheny
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This week's Questlove Supreme guest is considered a total flex for this show. To quote our leader, "He is the only man who has won Grammys in 10 categories!!!" Pat Metheny is truly one of the most adventurous and creative talents in music, in any genre he chooses. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into a life of limitless improvisation and wait until you hear where he thinks music should go next! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2021
QLS Classic: Otis Williams
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Legendary baritone singer and founding member of The Temptations, Otis Williams, discusses the evolution of Motown, the band's dynasty and their album, "All The Time." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 06, 2021
QLS Classic: Deon Cole
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Actor, writer and comedian Deon Cole talks about his show Black-ish, the art of the stolen joke and his time writing for Conan and The Tonight Show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2021
QLS Classic: Bobby McFerrin & Madison McFerrin
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The one and only Bobby McFerrin stops by to talk about his unique journey in music. We also speak with his daughter, singer Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 30, 2021
Dr. Mathew Knowles
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This week's episode of Questlove Supreme deconstructs the story of a modern day queen maker known as Dr. Mathew Knowles. While you think you may know the story of this Alabama native who thrived in the face of segregation, broke down doors as a booming corporate executive and even more as a mega manager and record label owner, there is so much more. All we can say is listen and learn as we have an honest conversation about the evolution of Dr. Mathew Knowles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2021
QLS Classic: Ty Dolla $ign
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Singer, songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign shares some of his words of wisdom and talks growing up in the L.A. music scene, his creative process and working with everyone from Babyface and Skrillex to up-and-comer Tish Hyman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2021
Lady B
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This episode of Questlove Supreme puts the spotlight on a woman whose name should be a part of everyone's hip hop matriculation. Lady B has put in her work for the culture from being the first DJ to play hip hop on FM radio, to being the first female MC to record on wax and not only did she put Philadelphia on to hip hop, she made it a top five market for the genre! This is a rare sit down with a true foremother of hip hop, the Legendary Lady B.... without a doubt! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2021
QLS Classic: Kevin Liles
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Hip hop mogul Kevin Liles talks about the early Baltimore scene, his rise to president of Def Jam and the value of hard work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 16, 2021
Shirley Jones
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School is in session! This week's Questlove Supreme guest and her sisters set the tone and backgrounds for some of your favorite artists of the 70’s . From Tower of Power to Diana Ross and so many in between, Shirley Jones and her sisters sang with them all! Better known as The Jones Girls they went on to dominate the charts and airwaves with their own hit records thanks to their collaborations with Philadelphia International Records’, Gamble and Huff. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dig into the musical journey of Shirley Jones. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 11, 2021
QLS Classic: The Smolletts
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Cooking show stars Jazz, Jake, Jurnee and Jussie Smollett talk about growing up nomads, how they work through sibling rivalry and their cookbook, The Family Table. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2021
Bob Ellis
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This week's guest on Questlove Supreme is a legendary connector and manager. Names like Ron Wood, Billy Preston, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Meatloaf and Don Corneilius have one person in common when it comes to navigating their careers to the next level. His name is Bob Ellis. He also happens to be the father of one of the funniest ladies on primetime TV. Connect the dots and listen to this remarkable journey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2021
QLS Classic: Marsha Ambrosius
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Singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius stops by to talk about everything from working with Michael Jackson and Dr Dre to how we've been pronouncing her name wrong all of these years! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 02, 2021
Howard Hewett
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In the words of our leader, this week's Questlove Supreme guest is a "freakin LEGEND".  Howard Hewett is not only 1/3 of one of the most popular and influential singing groups of all time. He is also known as a "singer's singer", in reference to his voice, which is incomparable to any of your favorites and that’s just the voice. Let us not forget about his cannon of solo hits that had us all in our feelings. Get ready for this story of a true master of his craft.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 28, 2021
QLS Classic: Mike Birbiglia
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Comedian, writer and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia talks about real-life sleepwalking, his movie "Don't Think Twice" and the insatiable nature of success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 26, 2021
Sleater-Kinney
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This week's guests on Questlove Supreme have been called one of the most important rock bands in the last 30 years, also being credited as pioneers in the Riot Grrrl movement. Listen as Sleater Kinney breakdown why hiatus is necessary and how this journey led them to a Path of Wellness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 21, 2021
QLS Classic: Salaam Remi Pt. 2
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In Part 2 of 2, Salaam Remi talks about making it in the music business, helping Amy Winehouse shape her style and shares his Tales from The Latin Quarter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 19, 2021
Mark Ronson
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This week on Questlove Supreme we break bread with a 7 time Grammy winner, who also happened to produce one of the best selling singles of all time, on top of bringing the best out of Amy Winehouse! Mark Ronson is a lot of things and they all come back to the music. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into a life filled with musical wonder, without limitations and get to the root of the magic of Mark Ronson. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2021
QLS Classic: Salaam Remi Pt. 1
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In Part 1 of 2, legendary producer Salaam Remi talks about the craft of making hit songs, what it's like crate digging with Biz Markie and his part in making The Score with The Fugees. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 12, 2021
Gina Yashere
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This week's Questlove Supreme guest is international royalty. Gina Yashere is THE British Queen of Comedy. So one would assume her journey from world renowned comedian to co-creator of the hit show Bob ❤ Abishola would be an easy one. You would be wrong. There are many chapters to this story of a British Nigerian girl who made history as elevator engineer while discovering her sexuality, exposing perceived genteel British racism and finding her voice in a land where she would revolutionize comedy. While her newly released memoir, Cack Handed gives a detailed account of this journey. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme get to the meat behind the story of one of comedy's true changemakers.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2021
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis
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This week's guests on Questlove Supreme are known as the founding members of the highly successful group, The 5th Dimension. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis would move on from the group to become what Quest's calls "the first couple of Pop and Soul" making numerous hits while spreading love and joy. Listen as they break down fifty two years of marriage, music and their appearance in the Quest's directorial debut, Summer of Soul. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2021
QLS Classic: Leon Sylvers III
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Legendary multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Leon Sylvers III talks about the secrets of his craft, helping Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis get their start and producing acts like The Whispers, Shalomar, Dynasty and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 28, 2021
Morris Day
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Ok we have said it before, but this time we really mean it. This episode of Questlove Supreme was on the bucket list and not to be missed! Morris Day has been on our list since day one and finally our (yours and our) dream has come true! Listen as Morris schools Quest and Team Supreme on his early days in Minneapolis, transitioning from drummer to band leader all the great history that came with it! Love to the Purple Army! We did it!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2021
QLS Classic: Donnie Simpson
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Legendary radio DJ and television VJ Donnie "Green Eyes" Simpson talks about getting into radio at 15, breaking some of the biggest artists and songs of his time and the key to success: being true to yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 21, 2021
Nathan East
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As we continue to commemorate Black Music Month this episode of Questlove Supreme shall celebrate a musician who is defined by a body of work that encompasses some of the greatest (not debatable) songs of our time. Just to name a few; Saving All My Love For You, Tears In Heaven, Footloose, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Easy Lover, Giving You The Best That I Got..... Nathan East has played on them all earning the title of most recorded bass player in the history of music. The fact that he has co-written and sang on this great American classics catalog of his has Quest and Team Supreme beyond anticipation of this conversation. Listen and learn..... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2021
QLS Classic: Sheila E.
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The legendary Queen of Percussion Sheila E. talks about the secrets of her craft, sneaking her brother into Marvin Gaye's band, having Michael Jackson on speed dial and lessons learned from working with Prince. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 14, 2021
El DeBarge
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Are you ready for another legendary Questlove Supreme episode!?!? Yes, another one! In the words of our leader, this week's guest possesses "one of the most flawless tenor voices in modern music. He has NO singing peers and if he does they share his last name" We guarantee you don't disagree. Ladies and gentlemen ........El DeBarge!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2021
QLS Classic: Randy Jackson
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Randy Jackson rehashes what it was like being the youngest brother of the musical dynasty that was The Jacksons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2021
The Jacksons
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This week's guests on Questlove Supreme are THE American Music Dynasty. We can all agree with Quest in saying, "we would be pressed to find one person on this earth who has not been affected by their legacy." After selling well over 100 million records, recording and performing hit records for the past 50 years, providing a life soundtrack, in the form of their catalog for multiple generations to enjoy, The Jacksons join us! Listen as Tito, Jackie and Marlon allow us into their world following the reissue of four of your favorite Jackson albums being released this year.  Shhhhhhhh class is in session! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2021
QLS Classic: Angela Rye
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Attorney, political advisor and TV commentator Angela Rye talks about the current political climate, her part in bringing about change and some of the ways everyone can get involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2021
Tracee Ellis Ross
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This week on Questlove Supreme we sit down with multiple award winner, super hilarious, multi-talented iconic daughter of an icon, Tracee Ellis Ross. Mic drops.....you go listen. This one is for the record books! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 26, 2021
QLS Classic: Jesse Johnson Part 2
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In part two of two, Jesse Johnson talks being the man behind the tracks and his latest album, Verbal Penetration Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 24, 2021
The Avalanches
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According to our proficient leader, Australian powerhouse producers, The Avalanches aka Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi, single handedly changed his perspective on how to deliver music. Their debut album Since I Left You, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, not only "cracked our skulls open", it's also one of Quest's "top 10 albums of ALL time". This duo has left no stone unturned when it comes to mastering the creation of a sonic landscape. How do they do it and why? Listen as The Avalanches break it all down on this week's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2021
QLS Classic: Jesse Johnson Part 1
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Team Supreme sits down for part one of two with Jesse Johnson to talk Prince, playing with The Time and pranks on the road. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 17, 2021
Bowlegged Lou Part 2
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Ok we know we have a tendency to say this, but THIS is a very special episode of Questlove Supreme. Bowlegged Lou also known as Quest's "personal hero" changed what we knew about Hip Hop and R&B. Lou and his collective of brothers also known as Full Force reinvented and redefined these genres bringing a surplus of music to our ears that would launch and expand the careers of so many of our favorite artists. But that's not it! Can we talk about, their personal style doing the same for masculinity and the joy and hilarity brought by Lou's screen presence? Yes! We can also talk about wild stage shows ,being the only hip hop producers to work with James Brown, beefs with Larry Blackman, hits for New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, playing our favorite school bullies (as we celebrate the 31st year of House Party) and so much more! So, yes to answer your question, this is part TWO of our episode with the legendary, Bowlegged Lou. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2021
QLS Classic: Michael McDonald
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Legendary singer, songwriter and producer Michael McDonald talks about the lessons he learned with Steely Dan, his years with the Doobie Brothers and working with artists like Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 10, 2021
Bowlegged Lou Part 1
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Ok we know we have a tendency to say this, but THIS is a very special episode of Questlove Supreme. Bowlegged Lou also known as Quest's "personal hero" changed what we knew about Hip Hop and R&B. Lou and his collective of brothers also known as Full Force reinvented and redefined these genres bringing a surplus of music to our ears that would launch and expand the careers of so many of our favorite artists. But that's not it! Can we talk about, their personal style doing the same for masculinity and the joy and hilarity brought by Lou's screen presence? Yes! We can also talk about wild stage shows, being the only hip hop producers to work with James Brown, beefs with Larry Blackman, hits for New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, playing our favorite school bullies (as we celebrate the 31st year of House Party) and so much more! So, yes to answer your question, this is part ONE of our episode with the legendary, Bowlegged Lou. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2021
QLS Classic: Just Blaze
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Hip hop producer Just Blaze shares some of his recording secrets and talks about everything from the jazz great who still crank calls him to what it was like showing up in New York City with $40 in his pocket Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 03, 2021
Sam Pollard
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This week's Questlove Supreme guest is known for producing, editing and directing some of the most impactful movies of our time both scripted and unscripted. From Eyes on the Prize to Style Wars, several Spike Lee movies in between, numerous documentaries including his current project, MLK/FBI and most importantly to this podcast Hookers at the Point, Sam has touched it all. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the life and times of Sam Pollard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2021
QLS Classic: Kathryn Bigelow
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Powerhouse director, producer and writer Kathryn Bigelow talks about the craft of filmmaking, treading tense racial waters Detroit, and what it was like to be the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 26, 2021
Anthony Mackie
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We agree with our fearless leader, that when it comes to this week's Questlove Supreme guest the work speaks for itself! It goes without saying that Anthony Mackie is probably in at least one of your favorite movies. From Tupac to Marvel's The Falcon, he has done and is doing it all. This episode we dive into where it all comes from and what New Orleans, Juilliard and Wendell Pierce have to do with it. Trust that you don't want to miss this one and a warning that this episode may trigger a lot of laughter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2021
QLS Classic: Roy Ayers
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Jazz funk pioneer Roy Ayers talks about his early days in South Central LA, the strange way Miles Davis had of saying hello, learning from the great Fela Kuti in Nigeria, plus so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2021
Terence Blanchard
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Renowned composer, musician and arranger Terence Blanchard is this week's guest on Questlove Supreme. His 30 year working relationship with Spike Lee has garnered them, in the words of Quest, as "the best combo of film director and film scorer". Having scored the majority of Spike's films only tips the scale of Blanchard's incomparable tv/film catalog. As Terence prepares for his second Oscar nomination (Da Five Bloods), listenas he blesses Quest and Team Supreme with the true story behind his amazing journey. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2021
QLS Classic: Stephen Hill
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Music executive Stephen Hill gives Team Supreme an education in radio and talks about being an MTV tastemaker and what it really means to be a "suit." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 12, 2021
Eric Andre
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This episode of Questlove Supreme pairs Quest and Team Supreme with a guest like no other. Eric Andre is synonymous with starring in some of your favorite cult classic movies, his boundary smashing performative comedy and his talk show that is truly indescribable. But did you know about his jazz roots? Didn’t thinks so. Take a listen and get to know ALL sides of Eric Andre on this week’s episode of Questlove Supreme. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2021
QLS Classic: MC Serch
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Latin Quarter staple, hip hop icon and founding member of 3rd Bass, MC Serch, shares stories from back in the day, including how he got his Mom into the rap game and how his beef with MC Hammer almost got him killed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 05, 2021
Monie Love
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This week's episode of Questlove Supreme closes out Women's History Month with a living legend. Monie Love was one of the first MC's from overseas to achieve worldwide success. In that process she's released music that continues to recycle itself in different forms with every generation, worked with some of the industry's greatest, co-wrote one of Hip Hop's most impactful anthems and evolved into a successful radio host. Listen, as she gives Quest and Team Supreme insight into a journey that features the framework and blueprint for what Hip Hop would evolve to be. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2021
QLS Classic: Rosario Dawson
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Actress, producer and activist Rosario Dawson talks about getting discovered for the film Kids on the streets of Brooklyn, the costs of being outspoken and working with artists like Spike Lee, Prince, Outkast and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2021
Macy Gray
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This week's guest on Questlove Supreme has one of the most distinctive and extraordinary voices of our time. The dynamics and textures of Macy Gray's are, in the words of Quest, "a producer's dream". Since her debut 30 million albums have been sold, she continues to impress us with her acting chops and now she's helping folks who have lost their loved ones to police brutality. But what's her real story? Gotta listen and find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2021
QLS Classic: Chaka Khan
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The award winning, Platinum selling, legendary vocalist Chaka Khan talks about the special origins of her name, reality checking Mick Jagger and how Whitney Houston's cover helped her embrace being "Every Woman." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2021
Tiffany Cross
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This week's guest on Questlove Supreme embodies many of the reasons we celebrate women this month. Tiffany Cross, author and host of MSNBC's Cross Connection, has no issue speaking her mind, giving the facts and letting you know her priority is her people. Listen as we tackle Tiffany's beginnings, managing stress during the pandemic, VIP vaccinations, the challenges of "doing it for the culture" and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 17, 2021
QLS Classic: James Mtume (Part 2)
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In part 2 of 2, James Mtume gets on a roll, talking about everything from his legal problems with Wrigley's Gum, to working with his idol Curtis Mayfield and the importance of passing down your story (and wisdom). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2021
Lisa Robinson
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As we continue celebrating dope women, in this week's episode of Questlove Supreme we speak to legendary music journalist, Lisa Robinson. On the heels of her latest book Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls, Lisa speaks with Quest and Team Supreme about her 50 year career and 5000 hours of interviews that include many of the biggest and most talented artists of the times. Class is in session! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 10, 2021
QLS Classic: James Mtume (Part 1)
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In part 1 of 2, legendary musician and song writer James Mtume reminisces about his historical relationships with legendary jazz musicians like Miles Davis, walks team supreme through the songwriting process and explains the origins of "Mtume." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 08, 2021
Anika Noni Rose
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This week's Questlove Supreme guest can literally do it all and does in the world of theatre, TV and film. Think about it, Anika Noni Rose is an award winning actress who has played an array of characters who live in totally different worlds. From a Disney princess to crooked cop with enough edge to rival 50 Cent, she does it and we believe it. Whether she is singing her sentiments or speaking with a South African accent we feel her presence. But what is her story, where does such talent come from? Find out these answers and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2021
QLS Classic: Tawatha Agee
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Singer-songwriter Tawatha Agee discusses how she rose from her gospel choir beginnings to recording Mtume's hit single, "Juicy Fruit." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2021
Reverend Al Sharpton
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This episode of Questlove Supreme is the perfect way to end Black History Month and continue the conversation. At 4 years old Reverend Al Sharpton knew what his mission would be in life and so his journey began as a great orator, warrior and leader in the plight of justice and equality for Black people. Listen as Reverend Al shares his story with Quest and Team Supreme and find out how music was pivotal in framing his story. Class is in session! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 24, 2021
QLS Classic: Kwamé (Part 2)
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What classic 90's jam did Kwamé partially ghostwrite? Find out the answer and much more on part 2 of the Questlove Supreme interview with Kwamé. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2021
Stephanie Mills
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Attention all a legend is in the house! This episode of Questlove Supreme is all about one of the most spectacular voices of our time, Stephanie Mills. She set the standard in her debut Broadway role as the original Dorothy in the Wiz and then came the hits.....Listen and learn about her life and everything in between only on Questlove Supreme! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2021
QLS Classic: Kwamé (Part 1)
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In part one of two, legendary rapper and literal “Boy Genius” Kwamé Holland gets nostalgic with Team Supreme as they discuss the “golden era” of hip-hop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2021
Pharoahe Monch
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In the words of our leader today's Questlove Supreme guest is "one of the most feared, respected and astonishing MC's of all time." Also, "one of the most beautiful things about hip hop, whether you're a fan of his work with his group Organized Konfusion or his solo catalog". It is agreed that Pharoahe Monch upped the standards for lyrical MC's. How and why? Gotta listen and find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2021
QLS Classic: Siedah Garrett
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Award-winning singer songwriter Siedah Garrett talks about growing up in Compton, her lifelong relationship with Quincy Jones and what it was like on tour with Michael Jackson. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 09, 2021
Melba Moore
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This episode of Questlove Supreme lands Quest and Team Supreme in the presence of the great Melba Moore. Not many people can claim their career began with winning a Tony Award. Melba Moore can, having STARTED her career on Broadway to become an essential voice in R&B music. Her musical journey has been like no other, providing a different kind of blueprint toward success sought by most and she's still on it! So many lessons and great stories. You don't want to miss this one! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2021
QLS Classic: George Johnson
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George Johnson, guitarist from The Brothers Johnson, talks all things funk, family and his friendship with Sly. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2021
John Densmore
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This week's episode of Questlove Supreme pairs Quest and Team Supreme with Rock and Roll royalty, hall of famer and legendary Doors drummer, John Densmore. Listen as John breaks down the creative process of Jim Morrison, life in one of the most rebellious bands of all time and shares his love for Stacey Abrams? You don't want to miss this one! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2021
QLS Classic: "Weird" Al Yankovic
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Grammy winning singer-songwriter & satirist "Weird" Al Yankovic talks about the hilarious songs Prince wouldn't let him parody, why he turned down an opening slot on Michael Jackson's '88 Europe Tour and how he got the okay to poke fun at Kurt Cobain, Coolio, Iggy Izalea and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2021
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY QUESTLOVE!
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Happy 50th birthday Questlove! In this VERY special episode, listen as hosting duties are taken away from our uber talented leader so that Team Supreme may pay the proper tribute to a man who has given so much to so many. We also invited some of those folks to tell their favorite Ahmir bka Questlove stories. Some voices you may recognize (-; Ladies and Gentlemen this is your Questlove Supreme episode celebrating the FIRST 50 years of Questlove! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2021
Mariah Carey (Part 2)
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It's Mariah week here on Questlove Supreme! On the heels of her courageously honest and compelling memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mariah joins Quest and Team Supreme for a good no holds barred 2 part conversation. Check out part two where she gets real about her first marriage, independence and living this racially ambiguous life as a Black woman. Also, Mariah gives Team Supreme an exclusive listen to the 90's alt rock album she recorded under the moniker Chick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2021
Mariah Carey (Part 1)
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It's Mariah week here on Questlove Supreme! That's right, on the heels of her courageously honest and compelling memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mariah joins Quest and Team Supreme for a good no holds barred 2 part conversation. Check out part one where we dive into the opinions, voices and development processes that matter most to Mariah. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2021
QLS Classic: Nelly Furtado
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Singer songwriter Nelly Furtado talks about her Portuguese-Canadian roots, expanding her sound and reach with Timbaland and what it was like touring with her 3-year-old daughter at the height of her success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2021
QLS Classic: Darius Rucker
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Singer-Songwriter Darius Rucker talks about Hootie & the Blowfish, going from playing frat parties with Dave Matthews to The Grand Ole Opry as a solo artist and the obstacles he faced along the way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 04, 2021
Jason Sudeikis
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Is There a Year to Review? with Jason Sudeikis Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 30, 2020
QLS Classic: Biz Markie
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A hip hop legend, the one and only Biz Markie "blah-blah-blah's" about his work on TV shows like Yo Gabba Gabba, his legendary record collection, his brotherhood with The Beastie Boys and secrets he'll take with him to his grave. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 28, 2020
Deon Cole
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The Not So Drunk, Not So Holiday Show with Deon Cole Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2020
QLS Classic: The Emotions
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Grammy award winning vocal group The Emotions talk about their unusually early musical start, how hip hop reinvigorated their career and the deep influence of their family on everything they do. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 21, 2020
Branford Marsalis
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In the words of Questlove our guest for this special episode, is "a part of one of THE most important musical dynasty's in music". His touch has been pivotal to the evolution of jazz, but that's not all folks! Branford Marsalis' contributions to the culture can be seen and heard through his acting, the products of his marriage of jazz and hip hop, his barrier breaking presence as a band leader on late night television, his compositions and his scoring, most recently for Netflix's adaptation of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.  Now hear his story..... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020
Glynn Turman
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In this episode of Questlove Supreme we sit down with a man who has been woven into the fabric of all of our lives at any point of his 60 year career and we try to cover it all! From Peyton Place to Cooleyhigh, A Different World, Fargo to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and about 160 projects in between, the iconic Glynn Turman sits down with Team Supreme. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2020
Tommy Oliver & Mike Africa Jr.
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In a special episode of Questlove Supreme we tackle HBO’s documentary film “40 Years A Prisoner” which chronicles one of the most controversial shootouts in American history, the 1978 Philadelphia police raid on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE, and the aftermath that led to a son’s decades-long fight to free his parents from prison. Listen as Quest speaks to director Tommy Oliver and the man whose life is brought to the screen, Mike Africa Jr. about a day that changed Quest and Philadelphia forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2020
QLS Classic: Jason Flom
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Music industry exec and activist Jason Flom talks about the couplet that got him fired from Atlantic, signing monster acts like Twisted Sister, Kid Rock and Lorde (to name a few) and everything you need to know if you ever come up against the United States justice system. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2020
Tank (of Tank & The Bangas)
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In the words of our fearless leader Questlove, "not since the days of Fishbone in their prime, have you seen a band exude this kind of energy" and evoke such a range of emotions as Tank and the Bangas. This episode we are joined by that band's own fearless leader and her many voices, Tarriona "Tank" Ball. Listen as she breaks down her band, why no storm will stop her from living in her hometown of New Orleans, gets some great advice on getting along from Quest and even saves a life DURING the interview! Yup she dope so listen up! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2020
QLS Classic: Dante Ross
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Music industry exec, A&R rep and producer Dante Ross talks about what it was like working with Brand Nubian, De La Soul, Macklemore and others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 30, 2020
Boyz II Men (Part 2)
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Welcome back to Questlove Supreme. Here is what you know about Boyz II Men, they are the record breaking, multiple award winning, best singing group of our time. In this episode we dive into the unknown through the reunion of old high school friends Questlove and Boyz II Men. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the REAL (uncensored) story behind one of the most successful and consistent groups of all time. Take a listen to the true story of Boyz II Men...part 2. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2020
QLS Classic: Q-Tip
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The legendary Q-Tip talks about the historical firsts and classic hip hop history he took part in and witnessed as part of A Tribe Called Quest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2020
Boyz II Men (Part 1)
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Welcome back to Questlove Supreme. Here is what you know about Boyz II Men, they are the record breaking, multiple award winning, best singing group of our time. In this episode we dive into the unknown through the reunion of old high school friends Questlove and Boyz II Men. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the REAL (uncensored) story behind one of the most successful and consistent groups of all time. Take a listen to the true story of Boyz II Men...part 1. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2020
QLS Classic: Usher
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The multi-talented Usher talks about the deep importance of knowing where you come from, the terror he felt when he lost his voice and how he found success despite setbacks and disappointments. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2020
Shawn Gee
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Okay we know we've said this before, but this is TRULY a Special episode of Questlove Supreme. Shawn Gee, the man who would introduce 2 college student MC's, now known as Malik B and Black Thought, to each other is a true architect of The Roots legendary career. But that's not all folks, almost 30 years later those beginnings ushered him to President of Live Nation Urban and Creator/Manager of some of your favorite festivals and tours. How? Take a listen to The Roots History 101....... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2020
QLS Classic: Prodigy
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One half of the legendary group Mobb Deep, Prodigy, talks about his early jazz roots, his infamous Def Jam incident and how his new cookbook came to be with co-writer Kathy Landoli. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2020
Joy Reid
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It's one of the most important weeks of our lives so Questlove Supreme decided to call in an expert. In the words of our leader, "she is one of OUR most trusted news sources".  MSNBC/The Reid Out's Joy Reid is also a Brooklyn born, pre-med turned documentary film major with a hard addition to sci-fi and all things Walking Dead. Listen as she provides clarity of this political world and insight into hers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2020
QLS Classic: Spike Lee (Part 2)
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In part 2 of 2, Spike Lee talks about his later films, including the miracles around the making of Malcolm X, getting snubbed for awards and what Jungle Fever was all about. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2020
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Yes he's won a Pulitzer, received a MacArthur "Genius" grant, a Kennedy Center Honor, some Tonys and a host of other awards. However, Lin Manuel Miranda is Questlove Supreme family. Listen to this episode to hear the hilarious and motivating tales of Lin and our UnPaid Bill (aka Bill Sherman) as they navigated their stage dreams through Wesleyan University and transformed them into the award winning In The Heights and Hamilton and even got to collaborate with the leader of their favorite hip hop band! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2020
QLS Classic: Spike Lee (Part 1)
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In part 1 of 2, director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee talks about growing up in pre-gentrified Brooklyn, his first Super 8 camera and why his films are more relevant today than ever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26, 2020
Brian Alexander Morgan
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This is one of THOSE Questlove Supreme episodes. The unexpected, sleeping, "damn that was good" episode, much like our guest, Brian Alexander Morgan. How is it that this man's music was the soundtrack to an era in your life and yet the name sounds kinda familiar or not at all? Yet, you know all the words to Weak, Rain, Right Here, Anything, I'm So Into You and so many more. Listen to the story of the man who created these anthems and how it led him to landing on Drake's latest, right now with Quest and Team Supreme . Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2020
QLS Classic: Too $hort
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Rapper, record producer and Hip Hip icon Too $hort talks about getting his start in Oakland, his legendary collaborations and breaks down the trinity/triumvirate of Bay Area hip hop from which all hyphy flows. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2020
Jurnee Smollett
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This episode of Questlove Supreme brings family to the table. Jurnee Smollett and Quest go back like flapjacks and the last time she came to Questlove Supreme she brought the whole Smollett clan. This time we focus on Jurnee and the career we have watched evolve since she came to a Full House. Listen as we dive into the career of one of the most purposeful and intense actresses of our time and we get into this phenomenon called Lovecraft Country. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2020
QLS Classic: Heather Hunter
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Retired porn star Heather Hunter talks about growing up as part of Brooklyn's legendary hip hop scene, her time spent living at The Latin Quarter and all the ins and outs of her former industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2020
Bruce Hornsby
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This week on Questlove Supreme mega talented, multiple award winning singer songwriter, composer and pianist Bruce Hornsby shares his story. Amongst many topics, he speaks on the impact of his monster socially conscious hit, That’s Just The Way It Is and those infinite relationships from The Grateful Dead and Spike Lee which have brought life changing music to our ears and screens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2020
QLS Classic: Maya Rudolph
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Actress, musician and comedian Maya Rudolph shares some revealing stories about her famous parents, her musical ambitions, her time on SNL and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2020
Alicia Keys
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What don't you know about Alicia Keys? This episode of Questlove Supreme gets into the many answers to that question. As Alicia releases her seventh studio album, Alicia Quest and team Supreme dive into her beginnings, the lessons learned by the music business and her continuous evolution through it all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2020
QLS Classic: Lena Waithe
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Hear about the state of black television, the lifecycle of a script and working on shows like Master of None and The Chi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2020
Jemele Hill (Part 2)
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This week's episode of Questlove Supreme continues with the game changing Jemele Hill. In part 2 we dive into some of Jemele's favorite things, from Detroit to MJ and why local politics matter, to her top 5 albums of all time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2020
QLS Classic: Jazzy Jeff (Part 2)
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Grammy-award winning DJ Jazzy Jeff joins Team Supreme (again!) to talk hip hop, DJ culture, and what it was like to work with Will Smith. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2020
Jemele Hill (Part 1)
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Ladies and gentlemen this long awaited episation (you'll get it after listening to the first 5 minutes) dives into the world of our favorite sports journalist and good troublemaker, Jemele Hill. In the true tradition of Questlove Supreme we not only take you through her life journey, we also fall into some pretty cool rabbit holes (The Bad Boys trilogy and Below Deck !?!?!?). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
QLS Classic: Jazzy Jeff (Part 1)
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Philly's own DJ Jazzy Jeff sits down with Team Supreme to talk hip hop, DJ culture and why magnificence comes in threes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2020
Robert Glasper
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Today’s episode of Questlove Supreme is long overdue. Robert Glasper, multiple award winner, genius pianist and producer maintains his prominent position of changing how we think jazz should sound as well as how it should play in the sandbox with soul and hip hop music. Since Quest and Phonte have already joined forces with Glasper in the name of good music it’s time to get the real story behind the man that redefined the term Black Radio. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2020
QLS Classic: Al B. Sure (Part 2)
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In part two of this special series, R&B singer Al B. Sure! reminisces with Team Supreme about working with legends like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Al Green. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 07, 2020
George Clinton (Part 2)
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And the ride on the mothership continues! This week we dive into part 2 of Questlove Supreme’s interview with the legendary George Clinton. This episode hits all the topics you thought we missed and asks the questions you’ve been waiting to hear the answers to. From Zapp to Prince and all things in between, make sure you complete your ride on the mothership with Questlove Supreme. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2020
QLS Classic: Al B. Sure (Part 1)
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In part one of two, the original rapper turned R&B singer, Al B. Sure!, talks about his time growing up in "money earnin'" Mount Vernon, coming up with music heavy-hitters in the 90's, his relationship with the late Kim Porter and why music is "his wife." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2020
George Clinton (Part 1)
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Much like Questlove, THIS is the moment we've been waiting for! The opportunity to sit with "God himself", aka George Clinton, is not one Team Supreme took lightly. This is what we know, George Clinton redefined and re-established Funk through his Parliment-Funkadelic collective. His impact can be heard throughout the evolution and maturation of Hip Hop, Pop and R&B music. What don't we know? Oh you're gonna have to listen to find out... Check out part ONE of our George Clinton class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2020
QLS Classic: Bootsy Collins (Part 2)
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In part 2 of 2, Bootsy talks about his partnership with George Clinton, what he was doing night-fishing in the Bermuda Triangle and becoming Bootzilla. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 24, 2020
Sunny Hostin
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This week's episode puts Questlove and Team Supreme in the hot seat as they tackle some hot topics with an expert, The View's Sunny Hostin. A couple of weeks ago (pre Kamala Harris VP selection) we sat down with Sunny as she prepares to release her memoir in September, I Am These Truths. Listen as the team dives into the life of this South Bronx Afro-Latina who lived a life of balancing multiple worlds filled with chaos, while molding and disciplining herself to become the former assistant US Attorney, federal prosecutor, TV legal analyst and multiple Emmy winner we see today. Trust that you have no idea! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2020
QLS Classic: Bootsy Collins (Part 1)
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In part 1 of 2, the legendary master of funk Bootsy Collins talks about finding his voice, the madness of working with James Brown and how a life-changing visit with Fela Kuti set him on a new path. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 17, 2020
Larry Gold
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This is a very special episode of Questlove Supreme. The episode takes us to Philadelphia where we recorded in Milkboy Studios formerly known famously as "The Studio" which was owned by one of the true musical treasures of Philadelphia, Larry Gold. Larry is an anomaly in the sense that his talent is not only essential to an iconic music movement (Gamble and Huff catalog) almost 50 years ago. His career peaked again 30 years later as he added his strings and string arrangements to some of the biggest songs and albums of the early 2000's. We are talking "The Boy is Mine" "Cry Me A River" , and from Graduation and 808's & Heartbreaks to MJ's "Scream" and a WHOLE lot in between. Let us not forget his work with the Root's and owning a studio where they would call home for over a decade. Needless to say there is a lot to talk about and learn from our friend Larry Gold. Enjoy Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2020
QLS Classic: Gabrielle Union
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Some might say she’s just an actress but Gabrielle Union has really managed to do it all. She gets real with Team Supreme about Being Mary Jane and a sexual assault activist, the star of Bring It On and a new author—not to mention a new mom! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2020
Big Lez
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In the words of Questlove, "Big Lez aka Leslie Segar is LEGEND....DARY!" To paraphrase him, Big Lez has been a monumental and unavoidable figure in the music diaspora since she hit the scene in the 90's. And when she hit she hit hard! Her dance moves evolved from your favorite Hip Hop video, to Remembering the Time with Michael Jackson, the opening intro of your favorite 90's TV show and beyond. That "beyond" turned out to be Lez's hugely impactful career as a TV host. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into this essential Hip Hop story that shook up the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2020
QLS Classic: Ray Parker Jr.
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Musician and songwriter Ray Parker Jr. talks about finding his voice, working in Motown and Stevie Wonder's surprising driving skills. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2020
Musiq Soulchild
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Musiq Soulchild has quietly reigned as one of the most consistent R&B/Soul artists in the last 20 years. He has humbly released numerous platinum and gold albums throughout his career and now it's time for his credit! Listen as Questlove and Team Supreme dive into the complicated life of this Philly born and bred "soulstar". This is not one to miss! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2020
QLS Classic: Greg Phillinganes (Part 2)
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In part 2 of 2, Greg Phillinganes talks more about his time with Michael Jackson, and some of the other artists he's worked with including George Harrison, Lionel Ritchie and Quincy Jones. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2020
Todd Rundgren
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In the words of Questlove, Todd Rundgren is " an unsung creative maniac excelling in songwriting, production and engineering, with techniques and ideas that were seeded and planted over 50 years ago of which we are still trying to unfurl to this day. He crawled so artists like Radiohead, Prince, Thunderkat and all stops in between can fly. He pushes the artistic envelope, which is a major understatement. " Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the story of the innovator known as Tood Rundgren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2020
QLS Classic: Greg Phillinganes (Part 1)
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In part 1 of 2, prolific music director, singer-songwriter & session musician talks about collaborating with Michael Jackson, his extracurricular activities on the BAD tour and being Stevie Wonder's wingman on keys. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2020
Broken Record - Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze
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We're bringing you a special episode today from our friends over at Broken Record! We had an amazing interview with Rick Rubin, and wanted to share a piece of his world with all of you! Enjoy this special discussion between the Broken Record team and the Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze! "It's been nearly 35 years since the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, Licensed To Ill. In this candid conversation, Rick Rubin, who started out as the Beastie's DJ, reconnects with Mike D and Ad-Rock. Spike Jonze, who directed the new Beastie Boys documentary, Beastie Boys Story, also sits in and plays moderator. It's been nearly 20 years since Ad-Rock and Rick have talked and like old friends, they jump right into a slew of inside jokes and hilarious memories of their lives leading up to the release of Licensed to Ill. Subscribe to Broken Record's YouTube channel to hear old and new interviews, often with bonus content: https://www.youtube.com/brokenrecordpodcast You can also check out past episodes here: https://brokenrecordpodcast.com/ " Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 16, 2020
Spike Lee
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This week Spike Lee returns to Questlove Supreme to break down his first feature length film released on Netflix, Da 5 Bloods.  Listen as Quest and Team Supreme catch up with Spike about the deep connection of Da 5 Bloods to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, life post Oscar (and Covid), mortality, his family legacy and if it's time for us to all circle back on his critically acclaimed film, Bamboozled. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2020
QLS Classic: Michelle Obama
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama teaches Team Supreme about Chicago-style stepping and explains why she won’t ever run for office. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
Rick Rubin
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He has coined himself the great "Reducer". However, his imprint on hip hop can not be reduced. Rick Rubin established one of the greatest record labels of all time, which we know as Def Jam and has been going ever since. His sound has been requested by the greats of our time. From the LL Cool J, Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Kanye West and the Dixie Chicks to Mick Jagger and more. Rick Rubin is the guru of sound. He is also one of Questlove Supreme's most awaited and anticipated interviews. Yes, class is back in session so take a seat! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2020
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 2)
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Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface talks about his early life, the importance of translating his heartbreaks into music and what it was like working with artists like Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton and so many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2020
Ceelo Green (Part 2)
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This week one of our most anticipated guests, 5 time Grammy winner and Hip Hop icon Ceelo Green stops by Questlove Supreme. While his mission is to introduce his new project, “Ceelo Green Is… Thomas Callaway” (his first release in over 10 years), listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the world of Ceelo like no other as they talk, finding his voice, transitioning into a world of other with Gnarls Barkley, a great comeback and so much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2020
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 1)
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Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface talks about his early life, the importance of translating his heartbreaks into music and what it was like working with artists like Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton and so many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2020
Ceelo Green (Part 1)
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As we continue to celebrate Black Music Month, this week one of our most anticipated guests, 5 time Grammy winner and Hip Hop icon Ceelo Green stops by Questlove Supreme. While his mission is to introduce his new project, "Ceelo Green Is… Thomas Callaway” (his first release in over 10 years), listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the world of Ceelo like no other as they talk, finding his voice, transitioning into a world of other with Gnarls Barkley, a great comeback and so much more.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 24, 2020
QLS Classic: Patrice Rushen
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Composer, producer, and music director, Patrice Rushen joins Team Supreme to discuss her life as one of the music industry’s most versatile artists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2020
Jill Scott (Part 2)
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One of Questlove and Team Supreme's most anticipated interviews, Jill Scott, is finally here! Her relationship with The Roots introduced her to the world through a Grammy award winning song called, “You Got Me”. Hear the story of how a talented girl from North Philly joined forces with some of Philly’s finest to stake her claim in this world of soul music and take it far beyond expectations into the lands of television and film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2020
QLS Classic: The Pointer Sisters
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The Pointer Sisters tell Team Supreme how they went from singing backup in San Francisco to signing with Atlantic Records. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
Jill Scott (Part 1)
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One of Questlove and Team Supreme's most anticipated interviews, Jill Scott, is finally here! Her relationship with The Roots introduced her to the world through a Grammy award winning song called, “You Got Me”. Hear the story of how a talented girl from North Philly joined forces with some of Philly’s finest to stake her claim in this world of soul music and take it far beyond expectations into the lands of television and film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 10, 2020
QLS Classic: The Revolution
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Recorded from Minneapolis: A special visit with Prince's band, The Revolution, where they talk about Prince's early days, his life and the truth behind the legend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 08, 2020
Kenny Gamble
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This week on Questlove Supreme, a living legend joins the show. Kenny Gamble is considered one of the greatest composers, producers and music businessmen of all time. The cofounder of Black Music Month, he and his partner Leon Huff literally crafted The Sound Of Philadelphia. So get ready to join him along with Questlove and Team Supreme. Class is now in session! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 03, 2020
QLS Classic: Dyana Williams
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Godmother of Black music, Dyana Williams, talks growing up in the Bronx, getting her start in radio as Ebony Moonbeams and coaching artists like Kanye, Lil' Kim and Dave Matthews Band. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2020
Norah Jones
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Check out this week’s episode of Questlove Supreme. Norah Jones has sold over 50 million albums and earned 9 Grammys.  In this special episode, Quests sits down with Norah to talk celebrating almost 20 years since her debut and almost 20 years of their friendship. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 27, 2020
QLS Classic: Lenny Kravitz (Part 2)
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In part two of two, Lenny breaks down the hits, the deep cuts, his creative forays and that long-awaited funk album. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 25, 2020
Fat Joe
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Take a ride with Questlove and Team Supreme as they dive into the life of Joesph Antonio Cartagena bka Fat Joe. Joe details growing up in the Bronx, finding his voice, stepping up his hustle and evolving into a world renowned rap icon AND actor.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 20, 2020
QLS Classic: Lenny Kravitz (Part 1)
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Music legend Lenny Kravitz shares soulful stories from his music-filled childhood and his sonically-retro, "carpet-y" sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2020
Ilana Glazer
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This week Questlove and Team Supreme catch up with Ilana Glazer, the hilarious actress and writer known for co-creating and starring in Comedy Central's Broad City. She gives her take on life mid Rona in Brooklyn and everything she's learned in this process. Yup this is a funny episode not to be missed! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 13, 2020
QLS Classic: Solange
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Singer-songwriter Solange talks about what it takes to be a strong black woman today, the making of her new album and just what it is she loves so much about New Orleans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2020
Little Brother
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Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh talk about how the reunion of one of Questlove's favorite hip-hop groups came to fruition Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 06, 2020
QLS Classic: Scarface
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Rapper and producer Scarface talks about how J Prince brought him into Geto Boys, the aftermath of the infamous Ice Cube dis and the golf game of Cedric the Entertainer, Moses Malone, Clyde Drexler and more. Recorded in front of a live audience. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2020
John Legend (Part 1)
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John Legend stops by the first QLS Live to talk about current events and his upcoming album. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 29, 2020
QLS Classic: PJ Morton
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Singer-songwriter PJ Morton went from singing gospel in New Orleans to playing keyboard for Maroon 5. In this episode of Questlove Supreme, Morton opens up about his journey from preacher’s kid to Grammy nominee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2020
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 3)
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In part 3, Jimmy Jam talks about everything from what Janet and Michael's sibling relationship was like, to his relationship with his own family and shares even more insider secrets. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2020
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 2)
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In part 2, Jimmy Jam talks about making Prince jealous, the studio secrets behind his recordings, how he made all those hits with Janet Jackson and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2020
The Family Stand (Part 2)
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Sandra, Peter and Jeff return to talk about record label drama, a shelved solo album, Rick James, the Black Rock Coalition and so much more!!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2020
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 1)
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In part 1, the legendary R&B songwriter and producer Jimmy Jam talks about his early days, life with Prince and goin' broke. life with Prince and goin' broke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2020
The Family Stand (Part 1)
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Best known for their early 90’s international hit single “Ghetto Heaven,” the trio of Sandra St. Victor, Peter Lord and V. Jeffrey Smith tell their story of coming up as musicians and songwriters in the 80s and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2020
QLS Classic: Cree Summer
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Actress and singer Cree Summer talks about her time on A Different World, the Kravitz family contributions to her music career and being the voice of Penny from Inspector Gadget, a Tiny Toon and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2020
Dawnn Lewis
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Dawnn Lewis has been busy with various roles on the big and small screen since her days as Jaleesa Vinson on the classic NBC sitcom A Different World.. She was busy *before* that show too. Hear her amazing story now on QLS! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2020
QLS Classic: D-Nice
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DJ and New York hip hop legend D-Nice opens up about Scott La Rock's life and death, how "Call Me D-Nice" could have been "Call Me Biz Markie," plus Questlove gets some juicy tales from the Latin Quarter featuring Mike Tyson, David Copperfield and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2020
Alan Leeds (Part 3 of 3)
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We conclude our interview with Alan Leeds by talking about his one of his biggest clients, Prince, and Alan reflects on his time on the road working with Chris Rock and D’Angelo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2020
QLS Classic: Chris Rock
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Comedy legend Chris Rock talks about his early days in Brooklyn, how he got into comedy and just who he thinks is the funniest person in any room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 23, 2020
Alan Leeds (Part 2)
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The former tour manager for James Brown, Prince, KISS, D’Angelo, Maxwell and more returns to QLS for an all new interview about working the Chitlin Circuit with James Brown and the inner workings of the James Brown Revue stage show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 18, 2020
QLS Classic: Alan Leeds (Part 1)
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Music executive, producer and award-winning writer Alan Leeds talks about his life and what it was like managing tours for artists like James Brown, Prince, KISS and Chris Rock. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2020
Johnny Gill
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The R&B legend talks about his career as a solo artist and as a member of New Edition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 11, 2020
QLS Classic: Bobby Brown
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From his early days with New Edition to recording countless hits as a soloist, Bobby Brown talks about life as a musical legend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2020
Zoë Kravitz
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The star of Hulu's High Fidelity reboot talks with Team Supreme about growing up with famous parents, what she can totally nerd out about, and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2020
James Taylor
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Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor drops by to talk about his life and extraordinary body of work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 26, 2020
Estelle
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In this episode, Estelle talks about strip clubs, looking for love in LA, gives Questlove a crash course on the UK music scene, and much more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2020
Huey Lewis
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The 80’s icon talks about the years leading up to superstardom, his current battle with the inner ear disorder Ménière's disease, and everything in between. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 12, 2020
Rapsody
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Grammy nominated emcee Rapsody talks about growing up in North Carolina, as well as her plans for the future! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 05, 2020
Tito Jackson
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Tito Jackson of the legendary Jackson family reveals which of his famous siblings was the family snitch as a kid and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 29, 2020
Cecily Strong
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Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong chats with the team about ketchup on hot dogs, other city food trends, why the SNL house band probably hates Questlove, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 22, 2020
Sophia Chang
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Sophia Chang tells her story of being an Asian woman working behind-the-scenes in hip-hop, and why she’s the “Baddest Bitch In The Room”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2020
Esperanza Spalding
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Esperanza Spalding stops by to talk about the evolution of her artistry, and Questlove finally addresses the empty chair in the room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 08, 2020
Seth Rogen
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Questlove and Team Supreme kick off a new year in high spirits by getting to know special guest Seth Rogen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 01, 2020
QLS Decade In Review ft. Wyatt Cenac
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Questlove and Team Supreme recap the 2010's with special guest Wyatt Cenac. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 25, 2019
Kim Fields
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Kim Fields drops in to talk about her iconic TV roles, avoiding the pitfalls of childhood celebrity, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2019
Kurtis Blow
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Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow stops by to talk to Questlove and Team Supreme about his unique place in music history as rap’s first superstar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2019
Jimmy Fallon
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Host of The Tonight Show, and Saturday Night Live alum, Jimmy Fallon talks with Questlove about the joy of sleep, being raised on doo-wop music, making mixtapes, their favorite musical performances from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show, plus some once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Prince and Stevie Wonder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 04, 2019
Introducing: Questlove Supreme
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Questlove Supreme is a fun, irreverent and educational weekly podcast that digs deep into the stories of musical legends and cultural icons in a way that only Questlove and Team Supreme can deliver. Led by Each episode is driven by conversation ranging from the guest’s origins (along with a few never-before-revealed secrets to their success) to their life passions and current projects.  This is not your typical interview show. This is about legends and legends in the making bringing their legacy to life in their own words. Previous guests have included Usher, Michelle Obama, Chris Rock, Steve Miller, Maya Rudolph, Weird Al, Chaka Khan, Babyface and many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 27, 2019