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Entertainment Lovebug Starski, Bronx-born hip hop pioneer, dead at 57

21:10  10 february  2018
21:10  10 february  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

4-year-old girl dead, two seriously injured in collision near Grassland

  4-year-old girl dead, two seriously injured in collision near Grassland A four-year-old girl is dead, and two adults were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision near Grassland, Alta. Saturday evening. RCMP say the collision happened at around 5 p.m. on Highway 55, around one kilometre west of Grassland. A westbound pickup truck lost control and went into the oncoming lane, striking an SUV travelling east. The male driver of the truck sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital by ground ambulance, before being taken to an Edmonton hospital by air ambulance.

Lovebug Starski was a prominent rap pioneer who even claims to have come up with the term © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Lovebug Starski was a prominent rap pioneer who even claims to have come up with the term "hip hop."

Lovebug Starski, a rapper and D.J. who was instrumental in the birth of rap — and even claimed to have invented the phrase “hip hop” — died Thursday.

The 57-year-old Bronx-born artist died of a heart attack in Las Vegas, Rolling Stone reported.

Starski, born Kevin Smith, was right there in hip hop’s earliest days, spinning and rhyming.

In June, Starski told Amoeba Music he first used the “hip hop” phrase as a sort of placeholder.

“That was one of my rhymes when I would get stuck for words and I used to go ‘hip, hop, the hip, the hip, hip the hopping.’ You know it was just a nursery rhyme: nursery rhymes that coincided with the music and that’s the God's honest truth.”

Starski released songs like “Gangster Rock” in 1979 and “Dancin’ Party People” in 1981.

DJ Premier tweeted “We Lost One Of Our Greatest Pioneers Of Hip Hop.”

Skier found dead near Revelstoke, B.C. .
REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Police say a skier has been found dead one day after he was reported missing from a resort near Revelstoke, B.C. Twenty-four-year-old Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alta., was last seen Tuesday and was reported missing on Friday. RCMP say Foster's body was found late Saturday afternoon in a drainage area northeast of the resort, following an extensive search by ski patrol and search and rescue crews. Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death.Mounties are reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared when exploring the backcountry, carrying extra food, water and a communication device.

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