To the non-hiphop crowd, turntablism, would at first seem like child's play. Put a plaka on there, and proceed to destroy it with a little finger play, thus producing those signature "chika-chika-wa-wa" scratching sounds.
Pardon our clumsy way of describing the sound, but we are far from being hardcore hiphop enthusiasts.
We did meet one though who is: Richard Quitevis a.k.a. DJ Qbert. And he isn't your everyday, ordinary hiphop enthusiast. Qbert is considered the "Jimi Hendrix of the turntables," for the inumerable ways that he's made the instrument "sing" over the course of a 20-year career. A four-time grand champion of the Disco Mix Club World DJ Championships (1991 to 1994), DJ Qbert is a Grandmaster in his field, a title bestowed upon only the most respected members of the community. For proof, have a serving of his performance video: