Ok. Here's the sales pitch. #QuestloveSupreme is what my idea of radio should be. Which really isn't all that radical if you look at history. There was a time period in which tastemakers built their rep off trust & music knowledge. Exciting times. I grew up on those cats. My grandma's next door neighbor Gary Dove was the 1st DJ I knew, so besides dad's home library—-THAT's the first time I saw what music could achieve if you presented it right. Listening to @wdasfm in philly was great in the 70s w cats like #DrPerriJohnson #DougHenderson #MimiBrown #TonyBrown—this was a time period where they rocked #JGilesBand & #Tavares in the same hour. #Philly was a massive edumucation course w @djcosmickev & #DJKingBritt & #AjShine & @cosmobaker & @richmedina & #DJRan & my 2 heroes @djjazzyjeff & @therealdjcashmoney. Influencers from #JohnPeel to @GillesPeterson to @stretchandbobbito to @djspinna to #FrankieCrocker to #LarryLevan to #AbaShanti to @pntbtrwlf to @jrocc210 to (name god here). Endless influence. So when @Pandora gave the opportunity to build something I beelined to some of my favorite music geeks & begged em. From the #GordonGartrell radio show I made @djbrainchild the show producer because he is probably the only other human I know that consumes music like oxygen. And @phontigallo? Ha! He completely OWNS any project he on be it be it his Twitter musings, his music w/ #LittleBrother @feofficial #Tigallerro or @zo3hree5ive) —dude is our Yoda. @stevemandel is fav know it all–our @billyjoel arguments are legendary—my engineer for 20 years & like me he played "radio station" as a kid recording shows on his cassette player. @bsherman2222 #BillSherman is our resident #EGOT in the making (Phonte & I want #GETO–all he needs is an Oscar) met him as the production team that brought me aboard for @hamiltonmusical & he is my boss at @sesamestreet (jobs jobs jobs) to round it up my fellow Aquarian @laiyasworld (a staple of philly radio for the longest and Thelma to my JJ) we all will learn from each other and we hope you learn from us as well. Welcome to #QuestloveSupreme! Premiering Sept 7th 1pm est 10am pst #QLS.
Questlove is ready to share his vast music knowledge with the world in a new medium.
The Roots drummer often shares behind-the-scenes music tidbits and facts on Twitter and Instagram — his mixes are not to be messed with either. And now, Questlove will be embarking on a new path, with his own Pandora Radio station dubbed “Questlove Supreme.”
The show will have Questlove take over for three hours. Afterwards, replays will run for 48-hours on the channel each week. On top of music, Questlove will be interviewing some notables. So far, R&B producer Bob Power, who’s responsible for Erykah Badu’s “On & On” is slated to be on the show. New Zealand indie singer Kimbra will also make an appearance. And lest we forget, Saturday Night Live! star Maya Rudolph is also scheduled to stop by the show.
No word yet on who else will show up to Questlove Supreme, but we’re sure that his fellow Soulquarians (Erykah Badu, Bilal, Common, D’Angelo, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and more), will eventually be making an appearance. Either way, we’re sure this will give Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio and Spotify Radio some fierce competition. Questlove also serves as strategic adviser and Pandora’s first artist ambassador.
Questlove Supreme debuts September 7 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. Replays will run for 48-hours on the channel each week. In the meantime, peep the exclusive curated mixtape here.