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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.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, poet, DiVinci Manor, Honey Pot Performance, disc jockey
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Marlon 'Jo de Presser' Billups" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 32.