Hip Hop is starting to lose it's OG's to the spiritual realm, and we must acknowledge & respect the deep history & path they have paved for us in Hip Hop today, especially that funky shit you can't help but dance to. That can not be denied, nor lost in translation. Today "Love Bug Starski" passed away at the age of 57! Those unfamiliar with the name would have for sure heard it in the rhymes of other MC's, like Biggie, who was a friend of Starski's.
Cowboy came up with the term Hip Hop and Starski carried it on
The DJ/MC born Kevin Smith is a legendary figure: one of hip-hop's first generation of core contributors. As such he is among the elite genre pioneers who helped shape the Bronx born urban culture from its 1970's beginnings. Synonymous with the legendary, influential South Bronx hip-hop club Disco Fever, that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and its spinoff label Fever Records for whom he recorded such classics as "You Gotta Believe" and "Starski Live At The Disco Fever," years before then he contributed something even greater to the genre of hip-hop. - Amoeblog
Thank you for Hip Hop, Lovebug!