Since his introduction to the world in 1993, fans have been enamored by Questlove's tremendous musical knowledge. Exhibited through liner notes, interviews and books, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson has added a new medium of knowledge transfer to add to the list - radio. Internet radio, to be exact.
In September of 2016, Questlove began what would be the beginning of a partnership with Pandora Media in the form of a limited-play radio show titled "Questlove Supreme", taking its name from the John Coltrane release "A Love Supreme". Although almost anything that Thompson touches is gold, Pandora is breaking into new territory with this show, which airs only 48 hours per week starting Wednesdays at 1 pm. Each episode features a guest (past guests include Bob Power, The Revolution and members of The NY Roots Picnic lineup) and includes the Supreme Crew (Phonte, Laiya St. Clair, and others), who sprinkle humor, commentary and questions throughout. For the year-end episode, the team discussed 2016 in review, including how ATCQ's final album was one for the ages.
I've been fortunate to have a professional relationship with Questlove, and I'm always amazed at the stories he tells regardless of the subject. "Questlove Supreme" gives people that hasn't had that experience the opportunity to see who he is when he comes from behind the kit.
"Questlove Supreme" airs on Pandora (www.pandora.com) Wednesdays at 1pm EST until Friday at 1 pm EST.