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.

Music
Society & Culture
1
Bowlegged Lou Part 2
Bowlegged Lou and his collective of brothers also known as Full Force reinvented and redefined Hip Hop and R&B. Part TWO of our episode
103 min
2
QLS Classic: Michael McDonald
Legendary singer, songwriter and producer Michael McDonald talks about the lessons he learned with Steely Dan, working with artists like Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and more.
111 min
3
Bowlegged Lou Part 1
Bowlegged Lou, Quest's "personal hero," changed what we knew about Hip Hop and R&B. He talk about wild stage shows, being one of 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 and so much more!
98 min
4
QLS Classic: Just Blaze
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
173 min
5
Sam Pollard
Quest and Team Supreme dive into the life and times of Sam Pollard, known for producing, editing and directing some of the most impactful movies of our time From Eyes on the Prize to Style Wars to his current project, MLK/FBI
74 min
6
QLS Classic: Kathryn Bigelow
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.
101 min
7
Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie is probably in at least one of your favorite movies. From Tupac to Marvel's The Falcon. we dive into where it all comes from and what New Orleans, Juilliard and Wendell Pierce have to do with it
83 min
8
QLS Classic: Roy Ayers
Jazz funk pioneer Roy Ayers talks about his early days in South Central LA, the strange way Miles Davis had of saying hello, and so much more
84 min
9
Terence Blanchard
Renowned composer, musician and arranger Terence Blanchard prepares for his second Oscar nomination for Spike Lee's Da Five Bloods
117 min
10
QLS Classic: Stephen Hill
Music executive Stephen Hill gives Team Supreme an education in what it really means to be a "suit."
163 min
11
Eric Andre
Eric Andre is synonymous with his boundary smashing performative comedy and his talk show that is truly indescribable. But did you know about his jazz roots?
76 min
12
QLS Classic: MC Serch
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.
175 min
13
Monie Love
We close out Women's History Month with living legend, Monie Love, one of the first MC's from overseas to achieve worldwide success
160 min
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
Stephanie Mills
This episode of Questlove Supreme is all about one of the most spectacular voices of our time, Stephanie Mills.
85 min
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
Melba Moore
This episode of Questlove Supreme lands Quest and Team Supreme in the presence of the great Melba Moore.
80 min
30
QLS Classic: George Johnson
George Johnson, guitarist from The Brothers Johnson, talks all things funk, family and his friendship with Sly.
148 min
31
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
32
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
33
Introducing: Carefully Reckless
1 min
34
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY QUESTLOVE!
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY QUESTLOVE!
98 min
35
Mariah Carey (Part 2)
Mariah joins Quest and Team Supreme for a good no holds barred 2 part conversation.
84 min
36
Mariah Carey (Part 1)
It's Mariah week here on Questlove Supreme!
97 min
37
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
38
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
39
Jason Sudeikis
Is There a Year to Review? with Jason Sudeikis
140 min
40
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
41
Deon Cole
The Not So Drunk, Not So Holiday Show with Deon Cole
106 min
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
Boyz II Men (Part 2)
Take a listen to the true story of Boyz II Men...part 2.
80 min
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
Joy Reid
It's one of the most important weeks of our lives so Questlove Supreme decided to call in an expert.
77 min
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
Bruce Hornsby
This week on Questlove Supreme mega talented, multiple award winning singer songwriter, composer and pianist Bruce Hornsby shares his story.
92 min
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
Jemele Hill (Part 2)
This week's episode of Questlove Supreme continues with the game changing Jemele Hill.
69 min
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
George Clinton (Part 2)
This week we dive into part 2 of Questlove Supreme’s interview with the legendary George Clinton.
63 min
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
Introducing: 'California Love'
3 min
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
QLS Classic: Gabrielle Union
Some might say she’s just an actress but Gabrielle Union has really managed to do it all.
109 min
82
Big Lez
In the words of Questlove, "Big Lez aka Leslie Segar is LEGEND....DARY!"
90 min
83
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
84
Musiq Soulchild
Listen as Questlove and Team Supreme dive into the complicated life of this Philly born and bred "soulstar".
122 min
85
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
86
Todd Rundgren
Listen as Quest and Team Supreme dive into the story of the innovator known as Tood Rundgren.
124 min
87
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
88
Introducing: Broken Record - Beastie Boys and S...
61 min
89
Spike Lee
Spike Lee returns to Questlove Supreme to break down his first feature length film released on Netflix, Da 5 Bloods.
64 min
90
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
91
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
92
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 2)
Part 2 of our interview with award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface.
67 min
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
Jill Scott (Part 1)
One of Questlove and Team Supreme's most anticipated interviews, Jill Scott, is finally here!
79 min
100
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