Creative Quest

  • Author: Questlove
  • Narrator: Fred Armisen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins USA
  • Duration: 8:43:39
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This unique, boundary pushing audiobook features original music by Questlove and members of The Roots with vocal guest appearances from Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, Dion Flynn, Robin Thede, "Suga" Steve Mandel, Norm MacDonald, Ludo Lefebvre, and Molly Kelly.

Questlove - musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore - shares his wisdom on the topics of inspiration and originality in a one-of-a-kind guide to living your best creative life.

In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he's heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise listeners and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics - what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture - all in the service of guiding admirers who have followed his career and newcomers not yet acquainted with his story.

Whether discussing his own life or channeling the lessons he's learned from forefathers such as George Clinton, collaborators like D'Angelo, or like-minded artists including Ava DuVernay, David Byrne, Björk, and others, Questlove speaks with the candor and enthusiasm that fans have come to expect. Creative Questis many things - above all, a wise and wide-ranging conversation around the eternal mystery of creativity.



  • 001 Creative Quest

    Duration: 08s
  • 002 Introduction

    Duration: 08min
  • 003 The Spark

    Duration: 01h01min
  • 004 Mentors and (Apprentices)

    Duration: 53min
  • 005 Getting Startedv2

    Duration: 42min
  • 006 The Networkv2

    Duration: 01h08min
  • 007 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle part 1

    Duration: 44min
  • 008 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle part 2

    Duration: 35min
  • 009 Curation as Cure

    Duration: 56min
  • 010 The Departure

    Duration: 45min
  • 011 The Market

    Duration: 28min
  • 012 Success and Failurev2

    Duration: 58min
  • 013 No End

    Duration: 08min
  • 014 A Note on the Cover

    Duration: 05min
  • 015 Afterword

    Duration: 02min
  • 016 Acknowledgments and Credits

    Duration: 03min