Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Marlon 'Jo de Presser' Billups

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Marlon “Jo de Presser” Billups is a DJ, Poet, and currently, Music Curator and Collaborator for Honey Pot Performance. Jo de has been DJing in the Chicago House scene since 1987. Starting at DiVinci Manor with promoter Quik Claude. He DJ’ed alongside such Chicago House legends as Lil’ Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Gene Hunt, Terry Hunter, and more. His works of poetry and spoken word have been published by Third World Press, Chicago State University, Robert Morris University and more. He has performed poetry and DJ’ed in Festivals, Clubs, Radio Stations, Universities, and in various cities and Canada.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, poet, DiVinci Manor, Honey Pot Performance, disc jockey

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Marlon 'Jo de Presser' Billups

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