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.

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QLS Classic: Herb Alpert
Jazz musician, songwriter and co-founder of A&M records Herb Alpert talks about the art of the trumpet
95 min
2
QLS Classic: Snoop Dogg
The legendary Snoop Dogg joins Team Supreme to talk Doggystyle, producing with Dr. Dre, and how he became the ultimate entrepreneur.
110 min
3
QLS Classic: Jack White
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.
95 min
4
Bernadette Cooper
Bandleader, percussionist and creator of Klymaxx, Bernadette Cooper, is "beyond diva, beyond legend, she just is ..."
112 min
5
QLS Classic: Lalah Hathaway
Grammy winning singer Lalah Hathaway talks about carrying on her father Donny's legacy
127 min
6
Raphael Saadiq Part 2
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!
91 min
7
QLS Classic: Angélique Kidjo
Four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo sits down with team Supreme
108 min
8
Raphael Saadiq Part 1
This episode of Questlove Supreme is the one you have been waiting for. The iconic Raphael Saadiq. Part 1, you're welcome!
97 min
9
QLS Classic: Jermaine Dupri
Hip hop icon and R&B hitmaker, Jermaine Dupri, tells 30 years of industry tales from Fresh Fest days to career-reviving remixes.
103 min
10
Robert “Kool” Bell
Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool and the Gang joins Team Supreme to chronicle the story of the band that crossed multiple genres and made some of the biggest Hip Hop hits ever!
82 min
11
QLS Classic: Allee Willis
"That-one-song" writer, Allee Willis talks shop from her days as a songwriter for Earth, Wind & Fire and The Rembrandts.
111 min
12
5 Year Anniversary
We can’t believe our show has been on for 5 years now! To celebrate we took questions, played some trivia, talked about the last 5 years and even those shows that never aired!
99 min
13
QLS Classic: Michael Che
SNL royalty and stand-up comedian Michael Che joins Team Supreme to discuss his anecdotes and accolades.
113 min
14
Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny is truly one of the most adventurous and creative talents in music, in any genre he chooses. Quest and Team Supreme dive into a life of limitless improvisation
103 min
15
QLS Classic: Otis Williams
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."
72 min
16
QLS Classic: Deon Cole
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.
95 min
17
QLS Classic: Bobby McFerrin & Madison McFerrin
The one and only Bobby McFerrin stops by to talk about his unique journey in music. We also speak with his daughter, singer
107 min
18
Dr. Mathew Knowles
You may think you know the story of mega manager, label owner, and queen maker, Dr. Matthew Knowles, but there is so much more
122 min
19
QLS Classic: Ty Dolla $ign
Singer, songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign shares some of his words of wisdom and talks growing up in the L.A. music scene
93 min
20
Lady B
Lady B was the first DJ to play hip hop on FM radio and the first female MC to record on wax. Team Supreme sits down with a true foremother of hip hop
89 min
21
QLS Classic: Kevin Liles
Hip hop mogul Kevin Liles talks about the early Baltimore scene, his rise to president of Def Jam and the value of hard work.
178 min
22
Shirley Jones
From Tower of Power to Diana Ross and so many in between, Shirley Jones and her sisters sang with them all! Quest and Team Supreme dig into her musical journey
73 min
23
QLS Classic: The Smolletts
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.
104 min
24
Bob Ellis
Legendary connector and manager Bob Ellis joins Team Supreme. Connect the dots and listen to this remarkable journey
96 min
25
QLS Classic: Marsha Ambrosius
Singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius talks about working with Michael Jackson and Dr Dre and how we've been pronouncing her name wrong all of these years!
111 min
26
Howard Hewett
Howard Hewett is not only 1/3 of the most popular and influential singing groups of all time, he is also known as a "singer's singer," and in the words of our leader, a "freakin LEGEND"
148 min
27
QLS Classic: Mike Birbiglia
Comedian, writer and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia talks about real-life sleepwalking, his movie "Don't Think Twice" and the insatiable nature of success.
149 min
28
Sleater-Kinney
Called one of the most important rock bands in the last 30 years, Sleater Kinney breakdown why hiatus is necessary and how this journey led them to a Path of Wellness
67 min
29
QLS Classic: Salaam Remi Pt. 2
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.
79 min
30
Mark Ronson
We break bread with a 7 time Grammy winner, who also happened to produce one of the best selling singles of all time, and get to the root of the magic of Mark Ronson.
114 min
31
QLS Classic: Salaam Remi Pt. 1
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
101 min
32
Gina Yashere
Gina Yashere is THE British Queen of Comedy. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme get to the meat behind the story of one of comedy's true changemakers
92 min
33
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis
Founding members of the highly successful group, The 5th Dimension, break down fifty two years of marriage, music and their appearance in the Quest's directorial debut, Summer of Soul
88 min
34
QLS Classic: Leon Sylvers III
Legendary multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Leon Sylvers III talks about the secrets of his craft and producing acts like The Whispers, Shalomar, Dynasty and more.
138 min
35
Morris Day
This episode of Questlove Supreme was on the bucket list and not to be missed! Listen as Morris Day schools Quest and Team Supreme on his early days in Minneapolis
155 min
36
QLS Classic: Donnie Simpson
Legendary radio DJ and television VJ Donnie "Green Eyes" Simpson talks about getting into radio at 15 and the key to success
97 min
37
Nathan East
East's body of work encompasses some of the greatest (not debatable) songs of our time, earning him the title of most recorded bass player in the history of music.
115 min
38
QLS Classic: Sheila E.
The legendary Queen of Percussion Sheila E. talks about the secrets of her craft and lessons learned from working with Prince.
141 min
39
El DeBarge
This week's guest possesses "one of the most flawless tenor voices in modern music." Ladies and gentlemen ........El DeBarge!
134 min
40
QLS Classic: Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson rehashes what it was like being the youngest brother of the musical dynasty that was The Jacksons.
130 min
41
The Jacksons
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!
124 min
42
QLS Classic: Angela Rye
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.
102 min
43
Tracee Ellis Ross
we sit down with multiple award winner, super hilarious, multi-talented iconic daughter of an icon, Tracee Ellis Ross. This one is for the record books!
83 min
44
QLS Classic: Jesse Johnson Part 2
In part two of two, Jesse Johnson talks being the man behind the tracks and his latest album, Verbal Penetration
82 min
45
The Avalanches
The Avalanches' 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"
89 min
46
QLS Classic: Jesse Johnson Part 1
Team Supreme sits down for part one of two with Jesse Johnson to talk Prince, playing with The Time and pranks on the road.
109 min
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
Terence Blanchard
Renowned composer, musician and arranger Terence Blanchard prepares for his second Oscar nomination for Spike Lee's Da Five Bloods
117 min
56
QLS Classic: Stephen Hill
Music executive Stephen Hill gives Team Supreme an education in what it really means to be a "suit."
163 min
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
Stephanie Mills
This episode of Questlove Supreme is all about one of the most spectacular voices of our time, Stephanie Mills.
85 min
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
Melba Moore
This episode of Questlove Supreme lands Quest and Team Supreme in the presence of the great Melba Moore.
80 min
76
QLS Classic: George Johnson
George Johnson, guitarist from The Brothers Johnson, talks all things funk, family and his friendship with Sly.
148 min
77
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
78
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
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Introducing: Carefully Reckless
1 min
80
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY QUESTLOVE!
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY QUESTLOVE!
98 min
81
Mariah Carey (Part 2)
Mariah joins Quest and Team Supreme for a good no holds barred 2 part conversation.
84 min
82
Mariah Carey (Part 1)
It's Mariah week here on Questlove Supreme!
97 min
83
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
84
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
85
Jason Sudeikis
Is There a Year to Review? with Jason Sudeikis
140 min
86
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
87
Deon Cole
The Not So Drunk, Not So Holiday Show with Deon Cole
106 min
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
Boyz II Men (Part 2)
Take a listen to the true story of Boyz II Men...part 2.
80 min
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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