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|Birth name||Kevin Smith|
May 16, 1960 |
The Bronx, New York City
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, DJ, record producer|
|Associated acts||DJ Hollywood|
Lovebug Starski (born Kevin Smith, May 16, 1960, The Bronx, New York City) 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. He is one of two people who may have come up with the term "hip-hop".
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 on the UK Singles Chart in 1986.
- House Rocker (1986)
- "Gangster Rock" (1979) (as Little Starsky)
- "Dancin' Party People" (1981) (as Little Starsky)
- "Positive Life" (1981) (with Harlem World Crew)
- "Live At The Fever" (1983) (On Fever Records)
- "Live At The Fever Pt.2" (1983) (On Fever Records)
- "You've Gotta Believe" (On Fever Records Also) (1983)
- "Do The Right Thing" (1984)
- "House Rocker" (1985)
- "Rappin'" (1985)
- "Amityville (The House on the Hill)" (1986)
- "Saturday Night" (1986)
- "The term 'hip-hop' is attributed to either Cowboy or Bronx MC Lovebug Starski as a parody of a drill sergeant's marching chants but wasn't popularised by Bambaataa until 1982".
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 331. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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