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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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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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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February 24, 2021 71 min

This episode of Questlove Supreme is the perfect way to end Black History Month and continue the conversation. At 4 years old Reverend Al Sharpton knew what his mission would be in life and so his journey began as a great orator, warrior and leader in the plight of justice and equality for Black people. Listen as Reverend Al shares his story with Quest and Team Supreme and find out how music was pivotal in framing his story. Class ...

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February 22, 2021 101 min

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.

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February 17, 2021 91 min

Attention all a legend is in the house! This episode of Questlove Supreme is all about one of the most spectacular voices of our time, Stephanie Mills. She set the standard in her debut Broadway role as the original Dorothy in the Wiz and then came the hits.....Listen and learn about her life and everything in between only on Questlove Supreme!

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February 15, 2021 90 min

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.

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February 10, 2021 142 min

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." Also, "one of the most beautiful things about hip hop, whether you're a fan of his work with his group Organized Konfusion or his solo catalog". It is agreed that Pharoahe Monch upped the standards for lyrical MC's. How and why? Gotta listen and find out.

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February 9, 2021 132 min

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.

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