On Friday it became known that on February 8 in Las Vegas at age 57 of a heart attack died rapper Kevin Smith, who spoke under a pseudonym and Lovebug Starski coined the term «hip-hop».
Kevin Smith was born in the Bronx (new York) may 16, 1960. To speak from the stage began in the late 70s. Then he took the nickname Lovebug Starski coined the term «hip hop» and became one of the pioneers of this musical genre.
The name «hip hop» was born out of rap Starski dedicated to the military service of his friend. In the US army, the words «hip hop» sound while marching.
In the 80s, at the peak of popularity, he recorded such hits as «Do the Right Thing», «You’ve Gotta Believe», «Amityville (The House on The Hill)», «Saturday Night» and many others. In 1986 he released an album called «House Rocker».