Lovebug Starski (born Kevin Smith, May 16, 1960, Bronx, New York) is an American MC, musician, and record producer. He began his career as a record boy in 1971 as hip-hop first appeared in the Bronx, and he eventually became a DJ at the Disco Fever club in 1978.
Starski recorded his first single, "Positive Life," on the Tayster record label in 1981. Later, he recorded a song for the soundtrack of the 1986 film Rappin', which was released on Atlantic Records, before recording his first album, House Rocker, on Epic/CBS Records. This featured his most successful chart single, "Amityville (The House on the Hill)," a parody song named in reference to the film The Amityville Horror (itself based on alleged supernatural activities surrounding the DeFeo murder case) was a #12 hit in the UK Singles Chart, and hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in 1986.
Lovebug Starski and World Famous Brucie B also worked together at the Rooftop Roller rink in Harlem during the 1980s. In the 1990s, Starski began DJing again with his friend DJ Hollywood.
- "Positive Life" (1981) (with Harlem World Crew)
- "You've Gotta Believe" (1983)
- "Do The Right Thing" (1984)
- "House Rocker" (1985)
- "Rappin'" (1985)
- "Amityville (The House On The Hill)" (1986)
- "Saturday Night" (1986)
- ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 331. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.