QBert (born 7 October 1969) is the performing name of Richard Quitevis, a Filipino-American (of Ilocano descent) DJ and composer.
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.
. Q-Bert 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.
He started his musical career in a group called FM20 with Mix Master Mike and DJ Apollo in 1990. They were playing a show in New York when Crazy Legs saw them and invited them to join the Rock Steady Crew. They accepted, and going by the name of the Rock Steady DJ's they proceeded to take the 1992 Dj Mixing Competition (DMC) world title. Q-Bert w