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May 16, 1960 |
The Bronx, New York City
|Rapper, DJ, record producer|
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 Sampling by the British Group MARRS with the single number one : Pump up the Volume in 1987. 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.
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