Questlove Supreme

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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May 5, 2021 104 min

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...

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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

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April 28, 2021 79 min

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 a...

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April 26, 2021 106 min

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.

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April 21, 2021 89 min

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&...

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April 19, 2021 90 min

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.

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April 14, 2021 124 min

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...

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April 12, 2021 170 min

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."

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April 7, 2021 82 min

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.

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April 5, 2021 182 min

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.

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March 31, 2021 166 min

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 successfu...

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March 29, 2021 126 min

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.

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March 24, 2021 100 min

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? ...

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March 22, 2021 115 min

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."

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March 17, 2021 95 min

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...

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March 15, 2021 95 min

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).

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March 10, 2021 54 min

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!

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March 8, 2021 89 min

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."

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March 3, 2021 105 min

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 fee...

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March 1, 2021 112 min

Singer-songwriter Tawatha Agee discusses how she rose from her gospel choir beginnings to recording Mtume's hit single, "Juicy Fruit."

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