ones and twos

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ones and twos pl (plural only)

  1. (slang) Turntables used by DJs.
    • 2012, Ebony A. Utley, Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta's God (page 11)
      During hip hop's early days when the DJ was busy with his ones and twos, MCs (masters of ceremony, microphone controllers, or movers of the crowd) spoke over the records by invoking the spirit of the party gods.