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The Hip Hop community is mourning the loss of another great pioneer.

Kevin Smith, the DJ and rapper best known as Lovebug Starski, passed away on Thursday in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack. He was 57.

Via Rolling Stone:

Smith was among a core group of DJ pioneers, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and Grand Wizard Theodore, who shaped hip-hop’s parameters in the days before recorded rap in the 1970s.

Known for peppering his sets with chants and catchphrases like “make money money, make money money money,” Smith helped define the school of deejaying that would come to be known as “party rocking.”

My sincerest condolences to Lovebug’s family, friends and all who loved him.