Questlove Supreme podcast

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.

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.

 

#370

George Faison

Class is in session! Questlove Supreme prides itself on bringing you stories from masters of their craft. George Faison's story derives from a time that established and birthed the beauty of diverse Black dance and dancers to provide the foundation for what we see on the world's stage, film, and music videos today. Dancing has remained at the epicenter of his career, but Mr. Faison is also an actor, director, composer, producer, essayist, playwright, and writer who is the first Black choreographer to earn a Tony Award for the original Broadway production of The Wiz. How did that lead him to work with legends like Aretha, Stevie, EWF, and Ashford & Simpson? Listen up! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

22 hrs Ago

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:15

22 hrs Ago


#369

QLS Classic: Christian McBride

American jazz virtuoso and bassist Christian McBride talks about playing with Miles Davis as a high schooler, the "ins and outs" of his craft and how he got himself all tangled up in James Brown's world. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:45

15 Jul 2024


#368

BeBe Winans

Gospel/R&B giant BeBe Winans joins QLS to talk about his 40-plus-year career in music, film, and theater. BeBe details coming from one of the greatest and most voluminous musical families, and breaking off to build a duo with his sister CeCe Winans. The singer-songwriter also describes his friendships with Whitney Houston, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, and Jim Bakker and Tami Faye Bakker. This conversation has some memorable stories, powerful wisdom, and much more. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:41

10 Jul 2024


#367

QLS Classic: Stephanie Ruhle

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] (https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

2 HR 15 MINS

2:15:00

08 Jul 2024


#366

George Benson

George Benson examines his transition from a top Jazz guitarist into a highly respected vocalist. He shares the origin stories behind several 1970s hits like "Breezin" and "On Broadway" plus recalls working with Stevie Wonder, Bobby Womack, and Al Jarreau. George also discusses his newest release, a lost album with arranger Robert Farnon. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

53 MINS

53:50

03 Jul 2024


#365

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Kenny Gamble

A daily celebration for Black Music Month comes to a close with one of its founders. Living legend Kenny Gamble is considered one of the greatest composers, producers and music businessmen of all time. 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!   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

30 Jun 2024

1 HR 54 MINS

1:54:14

30 Jun 2024


#364

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam Part 3

In part 3 of this truly classic Questlove Supreme interview (being re-broadcast for Black Music Month), 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.   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

29 Jun 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:01

29 Jun 2024


#363

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam Part 2

Black Music Month for Questlove Supreme nears its close in style. In part 2 of his epic interview, Jimmy Jam spoke about making Prince jealous, the studio secrets behind his recordings, how he made all those hits with Janet Jackson and much more.     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

29 Jun 2024

2 HR 09 MINS

2:09:38

29 Jun 2024


#362

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam Part 1

In part 1, the legendary R&B songwriter and producer Jimmy Jam spoke about his early days, life with Prince and goin' broke. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

1 HR 51 MINS

1:51:09

28 Jun 2024


#361

Black Music Month: James Poyser Part 2

Part 2 of James Poyer's in-studio conversation with Questlove Supreme celebrates the last 30 years of Black Music. James reflects on experiences working with Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Common, and Lauryn Hill. He details the genesis of great songs from classic albums. This career lookback includes humor and some insider access. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:39

26 Jun 2024


#360

Black Music Month QLS Classic: The Emotions

In this Black Music Month QLS Classic, 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.     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

1 HR 39 MINS

1:39:05

26 Jun 2024


#359

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Philip Bailey

Seven-time Grammy award-winning musician Philip Bailey discusses his journey from Denver’s jazz clubs to playing with Earth, Wind & Fire to the Songwriter Hall of Fame. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

25 Jun 2024

2 HR 16 MINS

2:16:33

25 Jun 2024


#358

Black Music Month QLS Classic: DJ Quik

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:44

24 Jun 2024


#357

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Solange

In this Black Music Month QLS Classic, 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. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Jun 2024

2 HR 53 MINS

2:53:54

23 Jun 2024


#356

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Just Blaze

For Black Music Month, let us revisit when Hip Hop (and more) producer Just Blaze shared some of his recording secrets and talks about everything from the Jazz great who still prank-calls him to what it was like showing up in New York City with $40 in his pocket.     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

2 HR 53 MINS

2:53:28

21 Jun 2024


#355

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Donnie Simpson

Legendary radio DJ and television VJ Donnie "Green Eyes" Simpson spoke 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.     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:09

21 Jun 2024


#354

Black Music Month: James Poyser Part 1

Questlove Supreme's Black Music Month programming continues with a special interview with James Poyser. In Part 1, the incredible musician, producer, and member of The Roots retraces his steps from an English-born child of Jamaican parents to West Philadelphia. He also recalls cutting his teeth in Gospel music before ultimately getting down with DJ Jazzy Jeff's A Touch Of Jazz production team. Along the way, James remembers meeting Ahmir and making a line-skipping series of cameos on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

57 MINS

57:23

19 Jun 2024


#353

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Bobby McFerrin & Madison McFerrin

evisit this moment in time with the one and only Bobby McFerrin when he stopped by to talk about his unique journey in music. We also spoke with his daughter, singer Madison McFerrin, who was on her rise to become a powerful force in music—which she most certainly now is.     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

1 HR 47 MINS

1:47:21

19 Jun 2024


#352

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Jeffrey Osborne

For Black Music Month, travel back to this beloved episode when R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne told Questlove Supreme tales of drumming on Soul Train, touring with The Jacksons, and flying high...On The Wings of Love. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:30

17 Jun 2024


#351

Black Music Month QLS Classic: The Pointer Sisters

Remembering the late Anita Pointer and Bonnie Pointer for Black Music Month, listen back to Questlove Supreme's special 2019 episode with The Pointer Sisters. Anita, Bonnie, and brother Fritz tell Team Supreme about growing up in San Francisco, breaking barriers in Country music, and writing a new chapter for the group during the 1980s. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:49

17 Jun 2024


#350

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Angélique Kidjo

Travel back to our conversation with five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo and her down with team Supreme. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Jun 2024

1 HR 48 MINS

1:48:54

16 Jun 2024


#349

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Scarface

In honor of Black Music Month, go back to 2018 when world-class MC and producer Scarface spoke about how Rap-A-Lot Records' J. Prince brought him into Geto Boys, the aftermath of the infamous Ice Cube diss, and the golf game of Cedric The Entertainer, Moses Malone, Clyde Drexler and more. This was recorded in front of a live audience. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

1 HR 45 MINS

1:45:59

14 Jun 2024


#348

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Lady B

Black Music Month continues with a 2021 Questlove Supreme episode that put 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 Rap 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!     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:21

13 Jun 2024


#347

Black Music Month: Wayne Brady Part 2

In Part 2 of Wayne Brady's in-studio conversation with Questlove Supreme, the world-class entertainer speaks about what his cameo on Chappelle's Show did for his career and image. Wayne also talks about working on a game show, his love of music, spending free time, and much more. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:24

12 Jun 2024


#346

Introducing: Hip-Hop is History by Questlove

This is a book only Questlove could have written: a perceptive and personal reflection on the first half-century of hip-hop. When hip-hop first emerged in the 1970s, it wasn’t expected to become the cultural force it is today. But for a young Black kid growing up in a musical family in Philadelphia, it was everything. He stayed up late to hear the newest songs on the radio. He saved his money to buy vinyl as soon as it landed. He even started to try to make his own songs. That kid was Questlove, and decades later, he is a six-time Grammy Award–winning musician, an Academy Award–winning filmmaker, a New York Times bestselling author, a producer, an entrepreneur, a cofounder of one of hip-hop’s defining acts (the Roots), and the genre’s unofficial in-house historian. In this landmark book, Hip-Hop Is History, Questlove skillfully traces the creative and cultural forces that made and shaped hip-hop, highlighting both the forgotten but influential gems and the undeniable chart-topping hits—and weaves it all together with the stories no one else knows. It is at once an intimate, sharply observed story of a cultural revolution and a sweeping, grand theory of the evolution of the great artistic movement of our time. And Questlove, of course, approaches it with not only the encyclopedic fluency and passion of an obsessive fan but also the expertise and originality of an innovative participant.  Hip-hop is history, and also his history. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

12 MINS

12:23

11 Jun 2024


#345

Black Music Month QLS Classic: D-Nice

In late 2017, DJ and New York Hip Hop legend D-Nice sat down with QLS. He opened 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.   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

1 HR 36 MINS

1:36:32

11 Jun 2024


#344

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Biz Markie

In 2017, Questlove Supreme interviewed a Hip Hop legend, the only Biz Markie. This two-hour episode covers TV shows like Yo Gabba Gabba, his legendary record collection, his brotherhood with The Beastie Boys, and the secrets he will never share. Tragically, B-I-Z left us in 2021, but he remains in our hearts, and this conversation endures as a look into the life of a pioneer and legend.   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

2 HR 04 MINS

2:04:17

10 Jun 2024


#343

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Q-Tip

In a variety of eras, forms, and styles, Q-Tip has honored Black Music's past and piloted its future. In early 2017, the legendary MC, producer, and DJ spoke about the historical firsts and classic Hip-Hop history he took part in and witnessed as part of A Tribe Called Quest, and so much more.     See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Jun 2024

2 HR 48 MINS

2:48:07

09 Jun 2024


#342

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Prince Paul

Especially through Hip-Hop, Prince Paul has taken Black Music to new frontiers. Back in 2017, the legendary producer and spoke 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. Paul's contributions remain active and ongoing...   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

08 Jun 2024

2 HR 10 MINS

2:10:17

08 Jun 2024


#341

Black Music Month QLS Classic: Tawatha Agee

As Questlove Supreme's Black Music Month programming continues, revisit this 2018 conversation with singer-songwriter Tawatha Agee as she discusses how she rose from her Gospel choir beginnings to recording Mtume's hit single, "Juicy Fruit." See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

1 HR 47 MINS

1:47:26

07 Jun 2024