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Lovebug Starski
Lovebug Starski
Kevin Smith
Born (1960-05-16) May 16, 1960 (age 57)
The Bronx, New York City
Genres Hip hop
Rapper, DJ, record producer
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".[1]

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[2] 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.

Discography

Albums

  • House Rocker (1986)

Singles

  • "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)

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