Catch Dj Pope every Thursday at 2:30pm for Back II Basics!
DJ Pope, born and raised in Chicago, started DJ-ing in 1979.From doing the mobile scene, house parties, school and local functions. He got his first big break in the middle 80’s at a now defunk nightclub that was once called “C.O.D.” There he started DJ-ing for teen night parties, and would later open for Frankie Knuckles at “C.O.D.” a couple of times. In 1987 he packed up and moved to Baltimore to attend Morgan State University and later received a degree Radio Broadcasting with a minor in Speech. While there he created a mix show called “Back On The Block” featuring mixes of House, Hip Hop and Reggae music on Friday nights from 12 midnight until 5 a.m The show was later named “The Underground Experience.” and featured 5 hours of nonstop House music.
Later in 1991 with his partner, DJ Oji, they produced their first record under the name “Brothers In The Struggle” entitled “Come Together.” In 1995 the duo formed “Poji Records” as an outlet for putting their own productions and local producers material out, without any exterior influences. This way the Brothers would be in charge of their own destiny. Since than DjPope has travel abroad playing venues such as Fabric, Back II Basic, Djoon, SouthPort Weekender just to name a few.
This past year DjPope was voted number 46 in the top 100 Soulful Artist/Producers of 2016 on traxsource Album of the Year “My Way” New York City Underground Archives 2000 Top 10 Billboard Dance Chart Production Ultra Nate “Love Is A Drug” reached number 2