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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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Ed Eckstine
Ed Eckstine is a name that has come up during multiple QLS interviews. Now he sits down to talk about not only growing up in a legendary household where icons regularly stopped by, but he shares 50 years of music industry history. Ed recalls working at Quincy Jones Productions before his time with Clive Davis at Arista working with Whitney Houston and Kenny G. Eckstine also talks about his years leading Polygram and Mercury, where he signed acts like Tony! Toni! Toné!, Vanessa Williams, and Brian McKnight. This is a joyful deep dive filled with anecdotes, intersections, laughter, and two hours of insider wisdom.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
115:42 21.02.24
QLS Classic: Jemele Hill Part 1
Travel back to September 2020 for a QLS Classic time capsule: Ladies and gentlemen this long awaited episation (you'll get it after listening to the first 5 minutes) dives into the world of our favorite sports journalist and good troublemaker, Jemele Hill. In the true tradition of Questlove Supreme we not only take you through her life journey, we also fall into some pretty cool rabbit holes (The Bad Boys trilogy and Below Deck !?!?!?).   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
77:57 19.02.24
Introducing "James Brown: Say it Loud"
James Brown: Say it Loud Premieres February 19 and 20 at 8pm ET/PT on A&E Directed by Deborah Riley Draper and Executive Produced by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter and Mick Jagger, “James Brown: Say it Loud” traces the incredible trajectory of Brown’s life and career from a 7th grade drop-out arrested and jailed at the age of 16 for breaking into a car in the Jim Crow-era South, to an entertainment legend whose groundbreaking talent and unique perspective catapulted him to become a cultural force. Featuring never-before-seen archival interviews and performances of James Brown, plus interviews with friends, family, musicians and proteges including Mick Jagger, Questlove, Bootsy Collins, LL Cool J, The Rev. Al Sharpton, Chuck D, Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, his children Deanna, Yamma and Larry Brown, and many more, “James Brown: Say It Loud” is a definitive look at a complicated life and a reflection on the immense impact Brown continues to have on music and culture today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02:14 16.02.24
Robert Townsend Part 2
Here is part 2 from one of the greatest Questlove Supreme conversations ever. Robert Townsend speaks about the passion and purpose that went into making The Five Heartbeats. He details directing Eddie Murphy Raw and nearly getting an X-rating. Robert also discusses why the world needed Meteor Man and recalls coaching a shy Beyoncé for Carmen: A Hip Hop Opera. This interview runs deep with love, wisdom, and comedy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64:18 14.02.24
QLS Classic: George Clinton Part 2
In 2020, Questlove Supreme landed a bucket-list interview with the Funk captain himself, the legendary George Clinton. This episode hits all the topics you thought we missed and asks the questions you’ve been waiting to get answered. From Zapp to Prince and everything in between, ensure you complete your ride on the mothership with Questlove Supreme.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63:52 12.02.24
Robert Townsend Part 1
For 2024 Black History Month, QLS has some special programming. "This is the greatest episode ever," Questlove says during this two-part discussion with Hollywood revolutionary Robert Townsend. Part 1 includes his Chicago upbringing, gift for impersonations, and pursuit to become a working actor in New York. Robert touches on his ascent from minor roles in Cooley High and The Warriors to nearly becoming an SNL cast member. A focal point of Part 1 is Robert detailing how Townsend financed Hollywood Shuffle with a credit card and his word. This conversation with a true visionary is both funny and impactful.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67:09 07.02.24
QLS Classic: George Clinton Part 1
In 2020, Team Supreme was blessed with an extensive conversation with George Clinton of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective. This two-part conversation features deep-dive discussion and the kinds of questions listeners will only find at Questlove Supreme. Check out part ONE of our George Clinton class. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
62:22 05.02.24
Pino Palladino
One of the greatest bassists ever joins Questlove Supreme in the studio for a special interview. Pino Palladino discusses his journey from working on hit songs in the 1980s to joining Questlove, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and others as a critical figure in the Soulquarians sound in the late 1990s. In the 2000s, he toured with The Who, and continues working with the best in music. Pino discusses his playing style on the fretted bass, his move from Wales to the United States, and some stolen guitars. This episode is for lovers of innovative musicians discussing their craft.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
87:48 31.01.24
A QLS Update From Questlove
Questlove Supreme will return on January 31 with a brand new season of amazing guests, incredible conversations, and illuminating rabbit holes. Quest' hints at who will be appearing on the next QLS.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:57 22.01.24
Paradise Gray Part 2
Paradise Gray continues some incredible storytelling in part 2 of his QLS interview. He speaks about moments at the Latin Quarter nightclub that shaped Hip Hop history, his years with the X-Clan, and his collection of artifacts surrounding the culture. Listeners will understand why they call Paradise The Architect, as his passion, groundwork, and love of Hip Hop run deep.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56:24 10.01.24
QLS Classic: Doug E. Fresh Part 2
Legendary episode alert! Or should we say an episode with a legend alert!?! Both would be true in speaking of Doug E. Fresh and while you may know the music, what do you know about the journey? Class starts now as Quest and Team Supreme attempt to dive into the life of one of the most important figures in music. Take a listen to part 2!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
85:56 08.01.24
Paradise Gray Part 1
Questlove Supreme sits down with a keystone of Hip Hop culture, Paradise Gray. In the first of a two-part interview, Paradise revisits growing up in the Bronx backdrop of Hip Hop. He recalls his time at The Latin Quarter, a legendary New York City club that birthed the careers of Rap legends and more. This is an insightful, informative, and entertaining in-studio interview.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60:06 03.01.24
QLS Classic: Doug E. Fresh Part 1
Legendary episode alert! Or should we say an episode with a legend alert!?! Both would be true in speaking of Doug E. Fresh and while you may know the music, what do you know about the journey? Class starts now as Quest and Team Supreme attempt to dive into the life of one of the most important figures in music. Take a listen to part 1!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
93:56 01.01.24
Team Supreme
This episode is just a family affair. Questlove, Laiya, Phonte, Unpaid Bill, and Suga Steve discuss what's been going on with them during 2023. This conversation also leads to hilarious musings about Christian Rap, childhood movies, and Uno etiquette. Happy new year from QLS and Team Supreme.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
78:00 27.12.23
QLS Classic: Mariah Carey Part 2
Revisiting Questlove Supreme's incredible two-part conversation with Mariah Carey. Taped in the middle of the night, this is one of the most open, honest, and incredible QLS conversations you will ever hear—and it happens to be with one of music's biggest superstars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
84:46 26.12.23
QLS Classic: Mariah Carey Part 1
Revisiting Questlove Supreme's incredible two-part conversation with Mariah Carey. Taped in the middle of the night, this is one of the most open, honest, and incredible QLS conversations you will ever hear—and it happens to be with one of music's biggest superstars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
97:49 25.12.23
Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter
In one of the most requested episodes, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter sits down with Questlove Supreme. Tariq discusses how he approached penning his new memoir, The Upcycled Self. In the process, Ahmir and Tariq also open up about how they have separated brotherhood and business. Meanwhile, Team Supreme asks one of the greatest MCs all about beats, rhymes, and life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
101:05 20.12.23
QLS Classic: Ceelo Green Part 2
In part 2 of this Classic QLS, the legendary CeeLo Green describes one of the most incredible career surges of all time. In discussing his solo catalog, CeeLo also recalls the smash success of Gnarls Barkley and how the decorated veteran became a master of reinvention. The Dungeon Family alum also describes working with a young Bruno Mars and passing on an anthem by Pharrell. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
89:37 19.12.23
QLS Classic: Ceelo Green Part 1
In part 1 of this Classic QLS, the legendary CeeLo Green revisits the onset of his career. He recalls the Dungeon Family days, and details making Goodie Mob's first two albums, and shares a profound love for all Hip Hop. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
81:51 18.12.23
André 3000
André 3000 and Questlove meet in Venice, California for a special QLS episode. This discussion veers from the curious — questions about hidden talents, breakfast cereals, and morning routines, to deeper dives into creative callings, conversations with Prince, and those amazing guest verses.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
64:33 13.12.23
QLS Classic: Branford Marsalis
In the words of Questlove our guest for this classic episode, is "a part of one of THE most important musical dynasty's in music". His touch has been pivotal to the evolution of jazz, but that's not all folks! Branford Marsalis' contributions to the culture can be seen and heard through his acting, the products of his marriage of jazz and hip hop, his barrier breaking presence as a band leader on late night television, his compositions and his scoring, including for Netflix's adaptation of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.  Now hear his story.....  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
110:45 11.12.23
Shanice Wilson & Tracie Spencer
After years of manifesting, Questlove Supreme welcomes Shanice Wilson and Tracie Spencer—together. These two songstresses talk about their overlapping music industry experiences, making songs that define a generation's adolescence and what they have been doing in recent years. This fun in-studio interview checks a bucket list for Team Supreme.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
84:19 06.12.23
QLS Classic: Little Brother
This Questlove Supreme Classic episode with Little Brother aired back in May 2020. Team Supreme's Phonte Coleman is in the guest seat as he and partner Rapper Big Pooh discuss the evolution of their group, and reuniting personally and creatively for May The Lord Watch in 2019.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
99:27 04.12.23
LL Cool J Part 2
Part 2 of LL COOL J's Questlove Supreme interview is epic. From far-reaching questions about lyrics, acting roles, and chapstick, this is one of the best QLS conversations ever. LL COOL J holds court with charisma, passion, and incredible stories about his past, present, and future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61:35 29.11.23
QLS Classic: Ilana Glazer
This week Questlove and Team Supreme catch up with Ilana Glazer, the hilarious actress and writer known for co-creating and starring in Comedy Central's Broad City. She gives her take on life mid Rona in Brooklyn and everything she's learned in this process. Yup this is a funny episode not to be missed!   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47:46 27.11.23
LL Cool J Part 1
Years in the making, LL COOL J sits down with Questlove Supreme for a career-spanning comprehensive 2-part interview. Part 1 discusses LL's earliest rapping days, his first three albums, and the life and times behind one of Hip-Hop's first superstars.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61:17 22.11.23
QLS Classic: Jimmy Fallon
In this Classic QLS episode from late 2019, Jimmy Fallon talks with Questlove about the joy of sleep, being raised on Doo-Wop music, making mixtapes, their favorite musical performances from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show, plus some once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Prince and Stevie Wonder.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63:56 20.11.23
Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli co-founder Fab Morvan speaks to Questlove Supreme about his musical journey. Fab opens up about the highs, the lows, the mistakes, and the misinformation surrounding his career — currently covered in a evocative new documentary. He also remembers his late creative partner Rob Pilatus. Fab's passion for music burns bright throughout this personal and reflective conversation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
80:08 15.11.23
QLS Classic: Heather Hunter
Retired porn star Heather Hunter talks about growing up as part of Brooklyn's legendary hip hop scene, her time spent living at The Latin Quarter and all the ins and outs of her former industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
98:16 13.11.23
Hannibal Buress Part 2
In Part 2 of this in-person QLS episode, Hannibal Buress revisits his time as a writer for SNL and 30 Rock. The multi-threat speaks about his rap career and the music he's released as Eshu Tune. Buress also shares his plans to restore a crucial NYC entertainment venue.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75:28 08.11.23

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