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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July 10, 2024 100 mins

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 memorabl...

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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.

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July 3, 2024 53 mins

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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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In part 1, the legendary R&B songwriter and producer Jimmy Jam spoke about his early days, life with Prince and goin' broke.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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. 

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June 23, 2024 173 mins

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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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...

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Travel back to our conversation with five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo and her down with team Supreme.

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June 14, 2024 105 mins

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.

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