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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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Shaggy

Shaggy

2023-02-0102:03:48

Shaggy gives Team Supreme an incredible music history lesson as he breaks down cultivating an original style and why he feels he has always been deeply misunderstood. The veteran joins QLS to discuss his Grammy-nominated Frank Sinatra-inspired album Com Fly Wid Mi and his collaborations with Sting. This interview is not to be missed!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Blondie

Blondie

2023-01-2501:16:54

Blondie's Deborah Harry and Chris Stein discuss their band's formative years and evolution. They recall the 1970s New York City scene, talk about their hits, and discuss using their platform to bring Hip-Hop culture to the masses. Debbie and Chris also discuss preserving their archives for the Grammy-nominated Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982 box set.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Questlove Supreme honors tradition with a casual discussion about Team Supreme's personal journeys over 2022. Comedian and actor Lil Rel joins the discussion to reflect on the year and talk about his newest special, I Said It, Y'all Thinkin' It. Although this one may seem lighthearted, it contains some powerful reflections.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Diamond D

Diamond D

2022-12-2101:28:20

Diamond D joins Questlove Supreme in Atlanta to discuss growing up with Hip-Hop pioneers in his literal backyard. The acclaimed producer/MC/DJ triple-threat discusses his career, from Ultimate Force and Stunts Blunts & Hip Hop, into his new album, The Rear View. QLS brings back its sample-spotting game as we sit down with the best-kept secret.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Organized Noize Part 2

Organized Noize Part 2

2022-12-1458:26

Part 2 of Questlove Supreme's Organized Noize interview in Atlanta continues with a discussion about OutKast's progression as producers and the dispersing of the Dungeon Family. Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown, and Ray Murray revisit favorites from OutKast, Cool Breeze, and Curtis Mayfield while uncovering major plans that never came to fruition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Organized Noize Part 1

Organized Noize Part 1

2022-12-0701:28:051

Questlove Supreme travels to Atlanta to kick it with some of the city's musical architects. Organized Noize appears in a comprehensive two-parter. In Part 1, Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown discuss their approach to sampling, recall the early days of OutKast and the Dungeon Family, and have a few laughs about their formation. This conversation is not to be missed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Adam Blackstone

Adam Blackstone

2022-11-3001:48:46

Adam Blackstone is an award-winning musician and musical director who has worked with JAY-Z, Dr. Dre, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, and countless others. Fresh off of an Emmy win, Adam sits down with QLS to revisit his journey from New Jersey to Philadelphia to some of the world's biggest stages. He discusses Questlove's impact on his career, working this year's Oscars, and his new star-studded album, Legacy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
DJ Drama Part 2

DJ Drama Part 2

2022-11-2301:05:53

In part 2 of DJ Drama's Questlove Supreme interview, the Grammy Award-winning DJ and executive opens up about the 2007 FBI Raid that was intended to end his mixtape operation. Instead, Drama adapted. He speaks about building Generation Now and ushering Lil Uzi Vert and Jack Harlow to stardom. Drama also tells Questlove how much The Roots have meant to his journey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
DJ Drama Pt. 1

DJ Drama Pt. 1

2022-11-1601:10:24

DJ Drama meets up with Questlove Supreme in Atlanta to revisit his Philly roots. The Gangsta Grillz creator recalls growing up in Philly, making pivotal Hip-Hop mixtapes as a B-Boy, and taking his talents to Atlanta to pursue a dream and an education. In Part 1, he reveals how that journey led him to Lil Jon, T.I., and Jeezy. This was taped on location in T.I.'s Super Sound Studios.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

2022-11-0901:10:07

Bruce Springsteen joins Questlove Supreme to talk about covering classic Soul and R&B songs for his new album, Only The Strong Survive. The Boss also discusses his approach to creativity, album-making, and putting on one of the best live shows in all of music. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In part 2 of Questlove Supreme's Atlanta interview with Millie Jackson and Keisha Jackson, the mother and daughter powerhouse speak about their relationship and careers. Keisha discusses her solo catalog, performing with OutKast, recording with Da Brat, and her Yacht Rock Revue project. Millie explains tapping into her Country side, on her own terms.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Singer Millie Jackson is joined by her daughter and fellow songstress Keisha Jackson for an Atlanta taping of Questlove Supreme. In Part One, Millie Jackson speaks about writing and producing provocative and popular songs that were decades ahead of their time. Millie recalls checking Aretha Franklin, performing her Grammy-nominated hit, and making a profound song that confused and upset Gospel audiences. She sings too. Just like Millie Jackson, this QLS is bold, raw, and honest.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams

2022-10-1942:52

While campaigning to become the first Black woman governor in United States history, Stacey Abrams linked up with Questlove Supreme in Atlanta, Georgia, for a live QLS taping. Stacey tells Team Supreme what is at stake with this crucial election and why voting early is imperative. Stacey recalls her early days of activism and bringing light to important issues. She also discusses her favorite TV shows and music and how she has overcome challenges with public speaking.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
DJ Clark Kent

DJ Clark Kent

2022-10-1202:35:23

DJ Clark Kent joins Questlove Supreme to discuss performing with Dana Dane, his incredible work with JAY-Z and Biggie Smalls, and signing Das EFX. The esteemed veteran also speaks about his fantastic sneaker collection and turning his passion into meaningful brand partnerships.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ramon Hervey II

Ramon Hervey II

2022-10-0502:12:10

Ramon Hervey II is a manager, publicist, and trusted confident to heavyweights like Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Little Richard, Quincy Jones, Don Cornelius, the Bee Gees, Herb Alpert, Andrae Crouch, Vanessa Williams, Rick James, Paul McCartney, Luther Vandross, Peter Frampton, James Caan, Aaliyah and more. He joins Questlove Supreme to talk about his experiences in the entertainment industry, and discuss his new book, The Fame Game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve Rifkind Pt. 2

Steve Rifkind Pt. 2

2022-09-2801:03:34

In Part 2 of the QLS interview, Steve Rifkind tells Team Supreme about giving Mobb Deep a second chance, discovering Akon, and how he has returned to the music business with the same passion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve Rifkind Pt. 1

Steve Rifkind Pt. 1

2022-09-2101:23:27

LOUD Records founder Steve Rifkind sits down with Questlove Supreme. He speaks about growing up in the music industry, being around James Brown and Frankie Crocker, plus his time managing New Edition. In Part 1, the veteran record executive also discusses signing Wu-Tang Clan, Twista, and Tha Alkaholiks, as well as his complex relationship with Tupac ShakurSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
QLS Classic: PJ Morton

QLS Classic: PJ Morton

2023-01-2302:13:12

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 https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Remembering the late Anita Pointer and Bonnie Pointer, listen back at 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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Comments (42)

Bama Boybell

hey what's good I'm bamaboy bell , newbie to the game help me build a good conversation to hear

Jan 21st
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Kevin Jones

I'm SO GLAD they don't do the infidelity songs at weddings. The most horrible example is Keef Sweat singing, "There You Go Tellin' Me No Again" at the wedding in New Jack City.

Oct 11th
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James Jr

What was the end of Steve Miller's story about Otis Redding story man??

Sep 29th
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Leslie bailiff

Can't wait for part 2.. never laughed so much in my life!!

Jul 24th
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Heather Hinchley

I have never heard Rick so at ease in an interview. Your music knowledge and overlaps made for a lot of fun points in the conversation. Thank you for this!

Jun 15th
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SS Saw

this would had been great, if Robert could talk and answer the question. you don't have to repeat the same question over and over and know why you're asking the question. and answer for hus brother. let him tell the story.. too long, explaining the question. hell, i forgot the question sometimes.. surprised you don't know this.

May 28th
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James Jr

this one was dope man. history class

May 16th
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James Jr

tha GOAT!

Feb 7th
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James Jr

thank you for this guys. I REALLY needed it

Feb 6th
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Napoleon Catilo

Beautiful stories from Jimmy Jam. Respect to him and Terry Lewis too ✌️

Jan 23rd
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Rachel Adams

Doug E dropped many gems and notable quotes during this interview. Fear and Truth cannot coexist.

Jan 12th
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James Jr

Dude... As a funkateer, I approve this interview! lol.. He played on Dancing Machine?!?!?! Im done.. Thank you QLS!!!

Jan 3rd
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James Jr

Im really enjoying these Year in Review uploads man. I'd forgotten a lot of that stuff! I'd love to be able to see the details of your group chats lol

Dec 28th
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Itamar Huang

great podcast! audio goes dead at 1:0:1:11 to 1:0:1:19

Oct 29th
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James Jr

Damn. keep'em coming Y'all!

Aug 25th
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James Jr

man this is one of my favorites! I come back just to here Quest's rollcall and Cree's voice

Jul 26th
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James Jr

excellent!!! man when u guys say you're gonna meet up with these folks in the future to collab, please tell us it's actually happening! I need this music. like NOW please lol. great interview yall!

Jun 28th
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James Jr

oh this is definitely one for the history books y'all!

Jun 23rd
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young Delaney

i really like your music you producer back in when you your group use to be together

Jun 22nd
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James Jr

yeah man! she so fine! talent off the charts!

Jun 14th
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