#TBT DJ SPOTLIGHT: @kevinkms51623 (LOVEBUG STARSKI)

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Lovebug Starski (born Kevin Smith, December 18, 1959, The Bronx, New York) is an American emcee, musician and record producer. His 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 the soundtrack to the 1986 film, Rappin’, 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 Amtyville Horror (itself based on alleged supernatural activities surrounding the DeFeo murder case) was a #12 hit in the UK Singles Chart,[1] 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. Afrika Bambaataa credits Starski with popularizing the expression, hip hop.

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