Legendary DJ Lovebug Starski has passed away at 57.
According to multiple sources, Starski, born Kevin Smith, died suddenly in Las Vegas today and according to reports, the Bronx legend’s cause of death was a heart attack.
The Hip-Hop pioneer who is credited with helping coin the word “Hip-Hop” along with Keith Cowboy of the Furious 5, was a DJ and MC.
Rest in POWER.
We Lost One Of Our Greatest Pioneers Of Hip Hop...— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) February 9, 2018
He Is Also Known As One Of The People Who Came Up With The Name "HIP HOP" Aside From Another Legend "Keith Cowboy" Of "The Furious 5"...
Salute To All The Pioneers and Condolences To His Family.#HipHop pic.twitter.com/AH4bNrSIOg
R.I.P. Lovebug Starski - forever celebrated. @MrChuckD @HHC_hiphop @A5KEM @WildManSteve1 @LibrarywithTim @MadeInManchestr @madina_design @TravisBickle67 @RedApples45 #hiphop #legend #pioneer #hiphopgod #rip #lovebugstarski #forever #celebrated pic.twitter.com/HoXqFWDwzh— HipHopGods (@hiphopgods) February 9, 2018