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REST IN POWER MR. MAGIC

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http://www.urb.com/permalink/7531/Mr.-Magic-Dies-From-Heart-Attack.html

 

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Mr. Magic, a pioneering force in the Hip-Hop radio industry died this morning of a heart attack.

 

Mr. Magic, real name John Rivas, is most likely recognized by newer Hip-Hop fans through the assortment of shout-outs made in his honor (notably Nas, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac), rose to prominence with his radio show "Rap Attack" featuring Marley Marl and the Juice Crew.

 

According to a report from The Smoking Section, DJ Premier released a statement regarding the death of the legend:

 

“He was known for his direct and sarcastic attitude on the air and every artist wanted his approval when it came to breaking new records.” -DJ Premier [The Smoking Section].

 

Even though his relevance wasn't anywhere near its peak at the time of his death, Mr. Magic's impact on the Hip-Hop culture is undeniable.

 

Today, Hip-Hop mourns the loss of yet another legend.

 

Rest in Peace Mr. Magic.

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I know, heard this shit on Hot 97 this morning where he actually worked at some point back in the day.

They didn't play any clips of him and as far as I know or remember I never heard him myself.

They were saying most of the style you hear from Hip Hop radio DJ's general swag came directly from him.

 

R.I.P.

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Someone can correct me if Im wrong, but Mr Magic pretty much pioneered the mixtape game IE getting clearance and national distribution, pretty much taking them from just casette tape bedroom junts passed around or sold at shows, to a cleanly recorded final product

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Not shure but Mr. C "the finisher" on Hot 97 knew and worked closely with him.

Might be some reliable info on hot 97.com

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Finally added a tampon tonight, my nega clickin finger must just be warming up.

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