QuestLove’s episode with “Weird” Al Yankovic is OPP News’ episode of the week.
Questlove is a hip-hop legend and displays all of his personality on his QuestLove Supreme podcast. 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.
On this episode, Questlove sits down with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter & satirist rapper “Weird” Al to talk about how Prince wouldn’t let him parody, why he turned down an opening slot on Michael Jackson’s ’88 Europe Tour, and so much more. On this music-based podcast, Questlove hilarious feel and pace creates a captivating show.
Every Questlove Supreme podcast kicks off with a freestyle of sorts where the artist raps a few bars but this time, Questlove added an Orcadian for the music. “Weird” Al dives into how the Orcadian, and how challenging it was to actually learn.
“Looking back on it, it’s actually a hard instrument to learn. I figured out because I tried to give my daughter lessons…..out of the blue she wanted to get Orcadian lessons, which I have to say so they don’t ask to send her to child protective services, she asked. She lost interest after a few months but she can actually play a few songs.”
“Weird” Al goes into heavy detail about his musical journey from a very young age. The musician is best known for his hilarious musical satire as he’s created since the early ‘80s. The Cali native spoke about how hard it was to actually have a record label take him seriously
“I was going for grins, it obviously was a comedy act, it was meant to be a novelty, and that was the reason it was hard for me to get signed to a record deal. We basically approached every record company in town and they all said, ‘This is all good stuff and, we’re not interested.’”
This is not your typical interview show. This is about legends bringing their legacy to life in their own words. This is a podcast for all music lovers who want to hear about the unique grind and the unwavering self-confidence it takes to make it as a musician. Questlove and his crew are able to weave through serious conversations while keeping listeners laughing all the way through.
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