Van Silk Explains How Both Keith Cowboy & Lovebug Starkski Gave Hip Hop Its Name
publish date: 2018-02-10
Hip Hop pioneer Lovebug Starski passed away on Thursday (February 8) and news of his death quickly rippled throughout the Hip Hop community.
Legendary New York City Hip Hop promotor Van Silk, who had been a friend of Starski's since they were teenagers growing up in the Bronx, noticed many people incorrectly crediting Starski for coining the term 'Hip Hop.'
But Silk points out it was actually Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5's Keith 'Cowboy' Wiggins who came up with the name.