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Monday, September 13, 2010

Bay Area's DJ Qbert Named America's Best DJ

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 4:44 PM

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Voters around the country recently proclaimed that Daly City's own DJ Qbert is America's best DJ.

Surprise! (Not.)

Qbert, who has been coined the Jimi Hendrix of turntablists, isn't exactly a dark horse pick -- he may not be an invisible skratch pickl anymore, but he does have a huge global following, his own line of DJ accessories, a video game, and -- this really caps it all off -- his own university.

Yet for the two years prior to his winning the ABDJ trophy (which is of course a gold-plated Pioneer mixer), Emperor Qbert came in second at the annual scratching and turntable tricks competition.  Now that he's officially won, Qbert will be feted at a huge party in Las Vegas early next month, where we hear he will unveil his new lines of sparkling wine and record label-inspired lingerie.

Just kidding about the last part.

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