[News] R.I.P. DJ Mr. Magic October 2, 2009Posted by Romell in Tribute.
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Legendary DJ Mr. Magic has died from a heart attack, AllHipHop.com has confirmed with various sources. Mr. Magic was a legendary DJ who debuted in 1979 on a pay-to-play broadcast on WHBI 105.9’s “The Mr. Magic Disco Showcase.” In 1983, he launched “Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack” in New York City with a young DJ Marley Marl in addition to future Co-Chillin Record label owner Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams. Mr. Magic, born John Rivas, was also a co-founder of the legendary Hip-Hop collective The Juice Crew, which featured Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Marley, Marl, MC Shan, Craig G., Kool G. Rap and Masta Ace. Mr. Magic’s radio show influenced countless of artists, ranging from rappers like Tupac Shakur, KRS-One, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Eric B. and Rakim and countless others. Mr. Magic was featured as a DJ on 2002’s Grand Theft Auto’s fictitious radio station Wildstyle Pirate Radio. – AHH