Dj Pope, born and raised in Chicago in 1966, started djing in 1979.His first Introduction to playing out was the mobile scene,house parties,school events and local functions. He got his first big break in the mid 80's at a now defunk club called "C.O.D." There he would do a teen night party, and would later open up for the legendary Frankie Knuckles at "C.O.D." a couple of times. In 1987 he packed up and move 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." The show featured mixes of house music, hip hop and reggae, on Friday nights from 12 midnight until 5 a.m. in the morning. The show received many accolades such as "The Best Mix Show on the Air in Baltimore City" by the Baltimore Sun Newspaper in 1991, "The Best Mix Show in Baltimore" by Detail Magazine in 1992. Once the awards started coming in and the overwhelming success in listenership, the stations manager moved the show too prime-time Saturday night from 7 PM until 12 Midnight. The show was later renamed "The Underground Experience." 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" to be able to put out music without any exterior influences, and be in total control of their destiny. There has been much success in this.