Portland Rapper Maarquii Is Glad People Are Talking About Abolishing the Police. But They Want to Make Sure Reparations Are Part of the Conversation, Too.
In late February, a new house debuted at the Black Futures Ball. Led by Portland rapper Maarquii—who can work a mic and a dance floor with equal finesse—it seemed inevitable that House of Juju would become legendary in Portland’s ballroom scene. Then, only a few weeks later, COVID-19 shutdown the city.