RIP: Lovebug Starski, hip-hop pioneer

RIP: Lovebug Starski, hip-hop pioneer

From NPR:

Pioneering DJ and rapper Lovebug Starski, who helped develop the nascent form of hip-hop in the Bronx in the late ’70s, died Thursday afternoon of a heart attack at his Las Vegas home, his manager has confirmed to NPR. He was 57.

In a genre built on catchphrases, Lovebug Starski is often credited with creating the most enduring of them all. The rapping DJ from the Bronx helped coin the phrase “hip-hop” when the culture was still in its infancy, during the late ’70s. […]

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