Questlove Supreme

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.

Society & Culture
QLS Classic: Rosario Dawson
Actress, producer and activist Rosario Dawson talks about getting discovered and working with artists like Spike Lee, Prince and more
120 min
Macy Gray
Macy Gray, one of the most distinctive and extraordinary voices of our time, continues to impress us with her acting chops and now she's helping folks who have lost their loved ones to police brutality
94 min
QLS Classic: Chaka Khan
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."
110 min
Tiffany Cross
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.
90 min
QLS Classic: James Mtume (Part 2)
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).
90 min
Lisa Robinson
As we continue celebrating dope women, in this week's episode of Questlove Supreme we speak to legendary music journalist, Lisa Robinson.
49 min
QLS Classic: James Mtume (Part 1)
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."
83 min
Anika Noni Rose
This week's Questlove Supreme guest can literally do it all and does in the world of theatre, TV and film.
99 min
QLS Classic: Tawatha Agee
Singer-songwriter Tawatha Agee discusses how she rose from her gospel choir beginnings to recording Mtume's hit single, "Juicy Fruit."
106 min
Reverend Al Sharpton
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!
65 min
QLS Classic: Kwamé (Part 2)
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.
95 min
Stephanie Mills
This episode of Questlove Supreme is all about one of the most spectacular voices of our time, Stephanie Mills.
85 min
QLS Classic: Kwamé (Part 1)
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.
85 min
Pharoahe Monch
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."
137 min
QLS Classic: Siedah Garrett
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.
126 min
Melba Moore
This episode of Questlove Supreme lands Quest and Team Supreme in the presence of the great Melba Moore.
80 min
QLS Classic: George Johnson
George Johnson, guitarist from The Brothers Johnson, talks all things funk, family and his friendship with Sly.
148 min
John Densmore
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.
77 min
QLS Classic: "Weird" Al Yankovic
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.
86 min
98 min
Mariah Carey (Part 2)
Mariah joins Quest and Team Supreme for a good no holds barred 2 part conversation.
84 min
Mariah Carey (Part 1)
It's Mariah week here on Questlove Supreme!
97 min
QLS Classic: Nelly Furtado
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.
93 min
QLS Classic: Darius Rucker
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.
84 min
Jason Sudeikis
Is There a Year to Review? with Jason Sudeikis
140 min
QLS Classic: Biz Markie
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.
124 min
Deon Cole
The Not So Drunk, Not So Holiday Show with Deon Cole
106 min
QLS Classic: The Emotions
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.
98 min
Branford Marsalis
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".
110 min
Glynn Turman
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!
82 min
Tommy Oliver & Mike Africa Jr.
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.
94 min
QLS Classic: Jason Flom
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.
108 min
Tank (of Tank & The Bangas)
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!
91 min
QLS Classic: Dante Ross
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.
170 min
Boyz II Men (Part 2)
Take a listen to the true story of Boyz II Men...part 2.
80 min
QLS Classic: Q-Tip
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.
167 min
Boyz II Men (Part 1)
Here is what you know about Boyz II Men, they are the record breaking, multiple award winning, best singing group of our time.
91 min
QLS Classic: Usher
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.
179 min
Shawn Gee
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.
140 min
QLS Classic: Prodigy
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.
181 min
Joy Reid
It's one of the most important weeks of our lives so Questlove Supreme decided to call in an expert.
77 min
QLS Classic: Spike Lee (Part 2)
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.
113 min
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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!
126 min
QLS Classic: Spike Lee (Part 1)
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.
104 min
Brian Alexander Morgan
This is one of THOSE Questlove Supreme episodes. The unexpected, sleeping, "damn that was good" episode, much like our guest, Brian Alexander Morgan.
116 min
QLS Classic: Too $hort
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.
138 min
Jurnee Smollett
Jurnee Smollett and Quest go back like flapjacks and the last time she came to Questlove Supreme she brought the whole Smollett clan.
88 min
QLS Classic: Heather Hunter
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.
98 min
Bruce Hornsby
This week on Questlove Supreme mega talented, multiple award winning singer songwriter, composer and pianist Bruce Hornsby shares his story.
92 min
QLS Classic: Maya Rudolph
Actress, musician and comedian Maya Rudolph shares some revealing stories about her famous parents, her musical ambitions, her time on SNL and much more.
121 min
Alicia Keys
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.
87 min
QLS Classic: Lena Waithe
Hear about the state of black television, the lifecycle of a script and working on shows like Master of None and The Chi.
92 min
Jemele Hill (Part 2)
This week's episode of Questlove Supreme continues with the game changing Jemele Hill.
69 min
QLS Classic: Jazzy Jeff (Part 2)
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.
148 min
Jemele Hill (Part 1)
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
78 min
QLS Classic: Jazzy Jeff (Part 1)
Philly's own DJ Jazzy Jeff sits down with Team Supreme to talk hip hop, DJ culture and why magnificence comes in threes.
95 min
Robert Glasper
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.
125 min
QLS Classic: Al B. Sure (Part 2)
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.
83 min
George Clinton (Part 2)
This week we dive into part 2 of Questlove Supreme’s interview with the legendary George Clinton.
63 min
QLS Classic: Al B. Sure (Part 1)
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."
83 min
George Clinton (Part 1)
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.
62 min
QLS Classic: Bootsy Collins (Part 2)
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.
83 min
Sunny Hostin
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.
114 min
QLS Classic: Bootsy Collins (Part 1)
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.
89 min
Larry Gold
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.
80 min
QLS Classic: Gabrielle Union
Some might say she’s just an actress but Gabrielle Union has really managed to do it all.
109 min
Big Lez
In the words of Questlove, "Big Lez aka Leslie Segar is LEGEND....DARY!"
90 min
QLS Classic: Ray Parker Jr.
Musician and songwriter Ray Parker Jr. talks about finding his voice, working in Motown and Stevie Wonder's surprising driving skills.
166 min
Musiq Soulchild
Listen as Questlove and Team Supreme dive into the complicated life of this Philly born and bred "soulstar".
122 min
QLS Classic: Greg Phillinganes (Part 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.
82 min
Todd Rundgren
Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the story of the innovator known as Tood Rundgren.
124 min
QLS Classic: Greg Phillinganes (Part 1)
Greg Phillinganes talks about collaborating with Michael Jackson, his extracurricular activities on the BAD tour and being Stevie Wonder's wingman on keys.
99 min
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61 min
Spike Lee
Spike Lee returns to Questlove Supreme to break down his first feature length film released on Netflix, Da 5 Bloods.
64 min
QLS Classic: Michelle Obama
Former First Lady Michelle Obama teaches Team Supreme about Chicago-style stepping and explains why she won’t ever run for office.
29 min
Rick Rubin
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!
144 min
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 2)
Part 2 of our interview with award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface.
67 min
Ceelo Green (Part 2)
This week one of our most anticipated guests, 5 time Grammy winner and Hip Hop icon Ceelo Green stops by Questlove Supreme.
90 min
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 1)
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.
107 min
Ceelo Green (Part 1)
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.
81 min
QLS Classic: Patrice Rushen
Composer, producer, and music director, Patrice Rushen joins Team Supreme to discuss her life as one of the music industry’s most versatile artists.
131 min
Jill Scott (Part 2)
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.
72 min
QLS Classic: The Pointer Sisters
The Pointer Sisters tell Team Supreme how they went from singing backup in San Francisco to signing with Atlantic Records.
90 min
Jill Scott (Part 1)
One of Questlove and Team Supreme's most anticipated interviews, Jill Scott, is finally here!
79 min
QLS Classic: The Revolution
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.
169 min
Kenny Gamble
The cofounder of Black Music Month, Kenny Gamble, is considered one of the greatest composers, producers and music businessmen of all time.
114 min
QLS Classic: Dyana Williams
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.
105 min
Norah Jones
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.
60 min
QLS Classic: Lenny Kravitz (Part 2)
In part two of two, Lenny breaks down the hits, the deep cuts, his creative forays and that long-awaited funk album.
91 min
Fat Joe
58 min
QLS Classic: Lenny Kravitz (Part 1)
Music legend Lenny Kravitz shares soulful stories from his music-filled childhood and his sonically-retro, "carpet-y" sound.
98 min
Ilana Glazer
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.
52 min
QLS Classic: Solange
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.
173 min
Little Brother
Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh talk about how the reunion of one of Questlove's favorite hip-hop groups came to fruition
99 min
QLS Classic: Scarface
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.
105 min
John Legend (Part 1)
John Legend stops by the first QLS Live to talk about current events and his upcoming album.
42 min
QLS Classic: PJ Morton
In this episode of Questlove Supreme, Morton opens up about his journey from preacher’s kid to Grammy nominee.
125 min
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 3)
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.
89 min
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (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.
128 min
The Family Stand (Part 2)
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!!!!
81 min