Tuesday, May 11, 2010

DJ Qbert - Republic Live - May 13, 2010

From the cats out of the bag department... DJ Qbert @ Republic Live on Thursday, May 13th! For those that don't know, DJ Qbert's show at the Sky Lounge was the reason I started Austin Hip-Hop Scene. Man that was a great show.

More info:

Richard Quitevis (born October 7, 1969), in San Francisco, California. Known by his stage name DJ Qbert or Grandmixer Qbert, is a Filipino-American Turntablist and composer. He is often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and subtle ways. He invented the first musical annotation system for scratching, battling and composing on vinyl.

Growing up in San Francisco's Excelsior District on Moscow Street, he graduated from Luther Burbank Middle School and in 1987 from Balboa High School.[1][2]. Qbert started playing with records at the age of 15, although he got his first Fisher-Price turntable as a toddler. He was influenced by the street performers and graffiti artists of the local hip hop community in the mid 1980s. It was at Balboa's school cafeteria that he went up against Mix Master Mike in his first DJ battle and lost.[3] He is of Filipino descent.

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