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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August 3, 2022 66 min

The first of L.A. Reid's 3-part QLS recalls his childhood in Cincinnati, playing the Indianapolis club circuit, working with Midnight Star, and meeting Babyface.

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Steve Stoute joins Team Supreme for Questlove's centennial episode to discuss the world of music, commerce and if the two can coexist.

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July 27, 2022 104 min

Author and top music journalist Danyel Smith discusses her newest book, Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop. Speaking to Quest' and Team Supreme, Danyel shares some fascinating bits from the book, memories from her time leading VIBE magazine, and anecdotes writing about Whitney Houston, Tupac Shakur, and Arrested Development.

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July 25, 2022 80 min

In part two of two, late-night comedy duo Desus and Mero sit down with Team Supreme to rehash their journey from Bodega Boys podcast to Showtime hit.

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July 20, 2022 80 min

Ne-Yo is one of the most accomplished songwriters of the last 20 years. He tells Questlove Supreme about his creative process, working with Beyoncé, and recalls a pivotal moment on Amateur Night At The Apollo.

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July 18, 2022 103 min

Late-night comedy duo Desus and Mero sit down with Team Supreme to rehash their journey from Bodega Boys podcast to Showtime hit.

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July 13, 2022 106 min

Larry Blackmon has carried funk music across generations. He tells Questlove Supreme about his role as a visionary, piloting Cameo's transition from the '70s into the '80s, and connecting Bobby Brown and Teddy Riley.

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July 11, 2022 131 min

Producer, rapper and hip hop legend Pete Rock talks about his deep knowledge of music, recording and the art of sampling.

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July 6, 2022 84 min

In a rare conversation, TC speaks with QLS about meeting his idol, Whitney Houston, working with Prince and overcoming the pressures of child stardom. 

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July 4, 2022 126 min

Faith Newman is the A&R who signed Nas and helped create the runway for Illmatic. She joins Questlove Supreme to discuss her time at Def Jam, Columbia, and working with UGK and Too Short at Jive.

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June 29, 2022 82 min

Legendary prodigy drummer and visionary Terri Lyne Carrington shares her stories of being a confident child amongst the greats. She breaks down earning the respect of the architects of Jazz, working on the Arsenio Hall Show, and appearing in Beat Street. 

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June 27, 2022 85 min

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.

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The creator and show-runner of A Black Lady Sketch Show discusses her all-Black writer's room, the rising star power of her costars, and who she wants next. As a matter of fact, Questlove helps her make a pitch to a certain Queen of Pop live on stage.

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June 20, 2022 92 min

Comedian, actor and writer Jerrod Carmichael talks about how came into the L.A. comedy scene, his distaste for the audition process and shares some of the tricks he uses to make his work special.

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June 15, 2022 95 min

Rick Astley tells Questlove Supreme about rekindling an appreciation for his biggest hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up." He also discusses leaving the industry for over a decade, saving money, and discovering the Rick-Roll from a friend.

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June 13, 2022 77 min

The masterminds behind Top Shelf 1988 join Team Supreme to discuss the most transformative year in hip-hop history.

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June 8, 2022 53 min

Questlove Supreme interviews a true living legend of sound. Wayne Shorter tells Team Supreme about his time with Weather Report, The Jazz Messengers, and Miles Davis. Wayne also speaks about his earliest music memories and his draw to Buddhism.

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June 6, 2022 72 min

Star of Sorry to Bother You and Creed holds court about falling into acting, social activism, potato salad, Philly cheesesteaks and goat love.

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June 1, 2022 66 min

For a special Questlove Supreme episode, Questlove interviews one of his heroes, Steve Ferrone. In part 2, Steve tells a great story about meeting Prince and recalls his time working with Average White Band, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Rick James, and Tom Petty.

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May 30, 2022 97 min

Indie record label founder, Producer and DJ, Peanut Butter Wolf, talks growing up in the Bay Area and how Stones Throw Records became the authoritative underground hip hop label it is today.

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