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.


Big Lez
Aug 5 • 96 min
In the words of Questlove, “Big Lez aka Leslie Segar is LEGEND….DARY!” To paraphrase him, Big Lez has been a monumental and unavoidable figure in the music diaspora since she hit the scene in the 90’s. And when she hit she hit hard! Her dance moves…
QLS Classic: Ray Parker Jr.
Aug 3 • 172 min
Musician and songwriter Ray Parker Jr. talks about finding his voice, working in Motown and Stevie Wonder’s surprising driving skills. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Musiq Soulchild
Jul 29 • 127 min
Musiq Soulchild has quietly reigned as one of the most consistent R&B/Soul artists in the last 20 years. He has humbly released numerous platinum and gold albums throughout his career and now it’s time for his credit! Listen as Questlove and Team Supreme…
QLS Classic: Greg Phillinganes (Part 2)
Jul 27 • 88 min
In part 2 of 2, Greg Phillinganes talks more about his time with Michael Jackson, and some of the other artists he’s worked with including George Harrison, Lionel Ritchie and Quincy Jones. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Todd Rundgren
Jul 22 • 130 min
In the words of Questlove, Todd Rundgren is ” an unsung creative maniac excelling in songwriting, production and engineering, with techniques and ideas that were seeded and planted over 50 years ago of which we are still trying to unfurl to this day. He…
QLS Classic: Greg Phillinganes (Part 1)
Jul 20 • 104 min
In part 1 of 2, prolific music director, singer-songwriter & session musician talks about collaborating with Michael Jackson, his extracurricular activities on the BAD tour and being Stevie Wonder’s wingman on keys. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Introducing: Broken Record - Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze
Jul 16 • 61 min
We’re bringing you a special episode today from our friends over at Broken Record! We had an amazing interview with Rick Rubin, and wanted to share a piece of his world with all of you! Enjoy this special discussion between the Broken Record team and the…
Spike Lee
Jul 15 • 70 min
This week Spike Lee returns to Questlove Supreme to break down his first feature length film released on Netflix, Da 5 Bloods. Listen as Quest and Team Supreme catch up with Spike about the deep connection of Da 5 Bloods to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On,…
QLS Classic: Michelle Obama
Jul 13 • 32 min
Former First Lady Michelle Obama teaches Team Supreme about Chicago-style stepping and explains why she won’t ever run for office. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rick Rubin
Jul 8 • 150 min
He has coined himself the great “Reducer”. However, his imprint on hip hop can not be reduced. Rick Rubin established one of the greatest record labels of all time, which we know as Def Jam and has been going ever since. His sound has been requested by…
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 2)
Jul 6 • 73 min
Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface talks about his early life, the importance of translating his heartbreaks into music and what it was like working with artists like Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton and so many more. Learn…
Ceelo Green (Part 2)
Jul 1 • 95 min
This week one of our most anticipated guests, 5 time Grammy winner and Hip Hop icon Ceelo Green stops by Questlove Supreme. While his mission is to introduce his new project, “Ceelo Green Is… Thomas Callaway” (his first release in over 10 years), listen…
QLS Classic: Babyface (Part 1)
Jun 29 • 113 min
Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Babyface talks about his early life, the importance of translating his heartbreaks into music and what it was like working with artists like Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton and so many more. Learn…
Ceelo Green (Part 1)
Jun 24 • 86 min
As we continue to celebrate Black Music Month, this week one of our most anticipated guests, 5 time Grammy winner and Hip Hop icon Ceelo Green stops by Questlove Supreme. While his mission is to introduce his new project, ”Ceelo Green Is… Thomas Callaway”…
QLS Classic: Patrice Rushen
Jun 22 • 137 min
Composer, producer, and music director, Patrice Rushen joins Team Supreme to discuss her life as one of the music industry’s most versatile artists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jill Scott (Part 2)
Jun 17 • 78 min
One of Questlove and Team Supreme’s most anticipated interviews, Jill Scott, is finally here! Her relationship with The Roots introduced her to the world through a Grammy award winning song called, “You Got Me”. Hear the story of how a talented girl from…
QLS Classic: The Pointer Sisters
Jun 15 • 96 min
The Pointer Sisters tell Team Supreme how they went from singing backup in San Francisco to signing with Atlantic Records. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jill Scott (Part 1)
Jun 10 • 85 min
One of Questlove and Team Supreme’s most anticipated interviews, Jill Scott, is finally here! Her relationship with The Roots introduced her to the world through a Grammy award winning song called, “You Got Me”. Hear the story of how a talented girl from…
QLS Classic: The Revolution
Jun 8 • 175 min
Recorded from Minneapolis: A special visit with Prince’s band, The Revolution, where they talk about Prince’s early days, his life and the truth behind the legend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kenny Gamble
Jun 3 • 119 min
This week on Questlove Supreme, a living legend joins the show. Kenny Gamble is considered one of the greatest composers, producers and music businessmen of all time. The cofounder of Black Music Month, he and his partner Leon Huff literally crafted The…
QLS Classic: Dyana Williams
Jun 1 • 110 min
Godmother of Black music, Dyana Williams, talks growing up in the Bronx, getting her start in radio as Ebony Moonbeams and coaching artists like Kanye, Lil’ Kim and Dave Matthews Band. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Norah Jones
May 27 • 65 min
Check out this week’s episode of Questlove Supreme. Norah Jones has sold over 50 million albums and earned 9 Grammys. In this special episode, Quests sits down with Norah to talk celebrating almost 20 years since her debut and almost 20 years of their…
QLS Classic: Lenny Kravitz (Part 2)
May 25 • 97 min
In part two of two, Lenny breaks down the hits, the deep cuts, his creative forays and that long-awaited funk album. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Fat Joe
May 20 • 63 min
Take a ride with Questlove and Team Supreme as they dive into the life of Joesph Antonio Cartagena bka Fat Joe. Joe details growing up in the Bronx, finding his voice, stepping up his hustle and evolving into a world renowned rap icon AND actor. Learn…
QLS Classic: Lenny Kravitz (Part 1)
May 18 • 103 min
Music legend Lenny Kravitz shares soulful stories from his music-filled childhood and his sonically-retro, “carpet-y” sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Ilana Glazer
May 13 • 57 min
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…
QLS Classic: Solange
May 11 • 180 min
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Little Brother
May 6 • 104 min
Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh talk about how the reunion of one of Questlove’s favorite hip-hop groups came to fruition Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
QLS Classic: Scarface
May 4 • 111 min
Rapper and producer Scarface talks about how J Prince brought him into Geto Boys, the aftermath of the infamous Ice Cube dis and the golf game of Cedric the Entertainer, Moses Malone, Clyde Drexler and more. Recorded in front of a live audience. Learn…
John Legend (Part 1)
Apr 29 • 48 min
John Legend stops by the first QLS Live to talk about current events and his upcoming album. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
QLS Classic: PJ Morton
Apr 27 • 131 min
Singer-songwriter PJ Morton went from singing gospel in New Orleans to playing keyboard for Maroon 5. In this episode of Questlove Supreme, Morton opens up about his journey from preacher’s kid to Grammy nominee. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 3)
Apr 22 • 94 min
In part 3, 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. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 2)
Apr 20 • 134 min
In part 2, Jimmy Jam talks about making Prince jealous, the studio secrets behind his recordings, how he made all those hits with Janet Jackson and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Family Stand (Part 2)
Apr 15 • 86 min
Sandra, Peter and Jeff return to talk about record label drama, a shelved solo album, Rick James, the Black Rock Coalition and so much more!!!! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
QLS Classic: Jimmy Jam (Part 1)
Apr 13 • 115 min
In part 1, the legendary R&B songwriter and producer Jimmy Jam talks about his early days, life with Prince and goin’ broke. life with Prince and goin’ broke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Family Stand (Part 1)
Apr 8 • 87 min
Best known for their early 90’s international hit single “Ghetto Heaven,” the trio of Sandra St. Victor, Peter Lord and V. Jeffrey Smith tell their story of coming up as musicians and songwriters in the 80s and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at…
QLS Classic: Cree Summer
Apr 6 • 109 min
Actress and singer Cree Summer talks about her time on A Different World, the Kravitz family contributions to her music career and being the voice of Penny from Inspector Gadget, a Tiny Toon and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Dawnn Lewis
Apr 1 • 102 min
Dawnn Lewis has been busy with various roles on the big and small screen since her days as Jaleesa Vinson on the classic NBC sitcom A Different World.. She was busy *before* that show too. Hear her amazing story now on QLS! Learn more about your…
QLS Classic: D-Nice
Mar 30 • 101 min
DJ and New York hip hop legend D-Nice opens up about Scott La Rock’s life and death, how “Call Me D-Nice” could have been “Call Me Biz Markie,” plus Questlove gets some juicy tales from the Latin Quarter featuring Mike Tyson, David Copperfield and more!…
Alan Leeds (Part 3 of 3)
Mar 25 • 87 min
We conclude our interview with Alan Leeds by talking about his one of his biggest clients, Prince, and Alan reflects on his time on the road working with Chris Rock and D’Angelo. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
QLS Classic: Chris Rock
Mar 23 • 180 min
Comedy legend Chris Rock talks about his early days in Brooklyn, how he got into comedy and just who he thinks is the funniest person in any room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Alan Leeds (Part 2)
Mar 18 • 78 min
The former tour manager for James Brown, Prince, KISS, D’Angelo, Maxwell and more returns to QLS for an all new interview about working the Chitlin Circuit with James Brown and the inner workings of the James Brown Revue stage show. Learn more about your…
QLS Classic: Alan Leeds (Part 1)
Mar 16 • 171 min
Music executive, producer and award-winning writer Alan Leeds talks about his life and what it was like managing tours for artists like James Brown, Prince, KISS and Chris Rock. Learn more about your ad-choices at…
Johnny Gill
Mar 11 • 108 min
The R&B legend talks about his career as a solo artist and as a member of New Edition. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
QLS Classic: Bobby Brown
Mar 9 • 99 min
From his early days with New Edition to recording countless hits as a soloist, Bobby Brown talks about life as a musical legend. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Zoë Kravitz
Mar 4 • 83 min
The star of Hulu’s High Fidelity reboot talks with Team Supreme about growing up with famous parents, what she can totally nerd out about, and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
James Taylor
Feb 26 • 76 min
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor drops by to talk about his life and extraordinary body of work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Estelle
Feb 19 • 90 min
In this episode, Estelle talks about strip clubs, looking for love in LA, gives Questlove a crash course on the UK music scene, and much more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Huey Lewis
Feb 12 • 131 min
The 80’s icon talks about the years leading up to superstardom, his current battle with the inner ear disorder Ménière’s disease, and everything in between. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rapsody
Feb 5 • 69 min
Grammy nominated emcee Rapsody talks about growing up in North Carolina, as well as her plans for the future! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Tito Jackson
Jan 29 • 86 min
Tito Jackson of the legendary Jackson family reveals which of his famous siblings was the family snitch as a kid and much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cecily Strong
Jan 22 • 71 min
Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong chats with the team about ketchup on hot dogs, other city food trends, why the SNL house band probably hates Questlove, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sophia Chang
Jan 15 • 77 min
Sophia Chang tells her story of being an Asian woman working behind-the-scenes in hip-hop, and why she’s the “Baddest Bitch In The Room”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Esperanza Spalding
Jan 8 • 59 min
Esperanza Spalding stops by to talk about the evolution of her artistry, and Questlove finally addresses the empty chair in the room. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Seth Rogen
Jan 1 • 102 min
Questlove and Team Supreme kick off a new year in high spirits by getting to know special guest Seth Rogen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
QLS Decade In Review ft. Wyatt Cenac
Dec 25, 2019 • 118 min
Questlove and Team Supreme recap the 2010’s with special guest Wyatt Cenac. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kim Fields
Dec 18, 2019 • 82 min
Kim Fields drops in to talk about her iconic TV roles, avoiding the pitfalls of childhood celebrity, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Kurtis Blow
Dec 11, 2019 • 76 min
Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow stops by to talk to Questlove and Team Supreme about his unique place in music history as rap’s first superstar. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jimmy Fallon
Dec 4, 2019 • 70 min
Host of The Tonight Show, and Saturday Night Live alum, 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,…
Introducing: Questlove Supreme
Nov 27, 2019 • 1 min
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…