This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
May 16th, 2012
May 16th - Legendary DJ and MC Lovebug Starski was born in The Bronx, New York, on this day in 1960.
Lovebug Starski began as a record assistant and then later moved on to being the DJ at New York’s famed “Disco Fever” club in 1978.
He soon teamed up with the legendary DJ Hollywood and the duo shared spinning and MC duties.
Starski would then move on to playing at “Harlem World” and eventually every nightclub in the city that played hip-hop music.
Lovebug Starski later teamed up with World Famous Brucie B and the two began spinning at The Rooftop Roller Rink in Harlem.
In 1985, Lovebug Starski recorded the theme song for the Mario Van Peebles film “Rappin” on Atlantic Records.
Starski released his first and only album “House Rocker” in 1986 on CBS Records.
“House Rocker” featured the hit “Amityville (The House On The Hill).”
In the 1990’s Starski would team up with DJ Hollywood again and electrify audiences around the globe.
Other singles Starski was known for was 1984’s “Do The Right Thing” and the 1985 classic “You’ve Gotta Believe.”
Lovebug Starski is one of the most important DJ’s and MC’s in the early development stages of hip-hop culture