Mr. Magic died
Car crash w/ his wife a few days ago.
Google it if you don't believe me.
I don't keep up with the whereabouts of New Orleans rappers or anything, but he had some notoriety in the NO LIMIT days.
RIP, I had one of his solo albums.
Silkk The Shocker, who was also on the No Limit roster alongside Magic, tweeted his condolences, "Prayers goes to the Family and Friends of Mr. Magic. him and Wife died in a car accident last night.." Mystikal also shared this thoughts. "RIP TO MY BROTHER. MR MAGIC & HIS WIFE! GOD BLESS THEIR FAMILIES" via Twitter as did producer Mannie Fresh who shared, "R.I.P. MR MAGIC Please keep his family, friends in ur prayers #GreatDude #9thWard."
Ya, I remember that song.
This article is about the Rap and Hip-Hop pioneer.
Birth name John Rivas
Born March 15, 1956
Bronx, New York, United States
Died October 2, 2009 (aged 53)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop, Electro
Years active 1979 – 2002
Labels Magic Records
Associated acts Marley Marl
John "Mr. Magic" Rivas, (March 15, 1956 – October 2, 2009) was a prominent hip hop radio DJ.
Mr. Magic debuted in 1981 on WHBI-FM in New York City with the first exclusive rap radio show to be aired on a major station. Billing itself as Rap Attack, Magic's show featured Marley Marl as the DJ and Tyrone "Fly Ty" Williams as the show's co-producer. Magic moved to WBLS-FM in July 1982. Magic's reign on the New York City airwaves lasted six years and was instrumental in broadening the scope and validity of hip-hop music. Mr. Magic recorded one 12" single as an artist "Magic's Message (There's A Better Way)", produced by Spyder D for Posse Records in 1984.