R.I.P. Mr. Magic

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Pay homage to a legend. This man was doing stuff in ’82 that directly influences what you’ll hear when you turn on your radio tonight. Without him there would be no ___________(insert radio DJ’s name).

After the jump, read a statement from DJ Premier.

I WANT TO SEND OUT THE UTMOST RESPECT AND CONDOLENCES TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN RIVAS—-aka MR. MAGIC

HE PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING OF A HEART ATTACK…..

TRUE HIP HOP HEADS KNOW THAT HIS HISTORY IS SO LONG
DUE TO HIM BEING THE FIRST RAP MIXSHOW TO EVER BE ON COMMERCIAL RADIO ON NEW YORK’S WBLS–(107.5) WITH MARLEY MARL AND FLY TY IN 1982-1984…….THEN WENT ON TO WHBI IN OCTOBER OF 1984 AND THEN
BACK TO WBLS in 1985 and WDAS in Philly SIMULTANEOUSLY

HE PAVED THE WAY FOR ALL RADIO STATIONS THAT EVER DID MIXSHOWS AND ALSO SPARKED THE CAREER OF BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS DUE TO THE DISS HE SHOWED WHEN THEY CAME TO SHOP THEIR DEMO TO HIM AND WAS TURNED AWAY WHICH THEN SPARKED “SOUTH BRONX” AND “THE BRIDGE IS OVER”…….

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……..HE EVEN HAD SONGS DEDICATED TO HIM BY THE LEGENDARY WHODINI–(“MR. MAGIC’S WAND”) WHICH WAS SURPRISINGLY PRODUCED BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS THOMAS DOLBY…….

SHOUTS OUT TO MARLEY MARL AND FLY TY FOR THE CORRECT INFORMATION ON THIS……

REST IN PEACE MR. MAGIC………….DJ PREMIER

Related: One of Mr. Magic’s last interviews


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69 Responses to “R.I.P. Mr. Magic”

  1. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    R.I.P

  2. Big Homie Says:

    RIP Mr. Magic!!!

  3. Duro Says:

    see ya on the other side

  4. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    R.I.P

  5. 456 Says:

    ^in zambia they sexually train the women in a certain areas and wifey got the training for three days. she learned from five old women who showed her various techniques. her punani skills shot up 500%. that’s a conservative estimate…

  6. landLORD Says:

    My condolences to Cookie…RIP#32

  7. COCCA88CRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    **********************MTV is a JOKE! Cocksuckers!

  8. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    too many deaths in 2009….maybe these amount of passings are normal and im just old…

  9. Beezy Says:

    every saturday

  10. mie Says:

    wow – rest in peace. i grew up listening to mr magic & marley marl on 107.5.

  11. 456 Says:

    RIP

  12. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    Big Homie Says:

    October 2nd, 2009 at 11:09 am
    RIP DJ Mr. Magic
    ——————————————————–

    eskay on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 11:58 am
    =======================================

    *Nah Right’s it up*

    *Post’s breaking news of Michael Jacksons death*

  13. "The Party Killa" Says:

    New York State Of Mind>Empire State Of Mind…. & It’s not even close either

  14. Big Homie Says:

    too many deaths in 2009….maybe these amount of passings are normal and im just old…

    ^ Not as old as X-Facta. Def a lot of deaths in 2009. It’s crazy because I dont think I’ve seen so many individuals death in one year.

  15. Rick the new Intern Says:

    RIP TO THE HOMIE.

  16. sean coonery Says:

    I got my new louis vuitton get up

    will post pics later

    “LV from head to toe“

  17. sean coonery Says:

    he looks like lionel richie…r.i.p

    magic was the greatest….

  18. Deen Says:

    RIP.

  19. No_neva-eva Says:

    R.I.P.

  20. COCCA88CRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    GWAP!

  21. Rey aka NahRight's Corey Feldman Says:

    Dang.

  22. Mac Brown aka Drugs R bad.. so I abuse the P*ssy! Says:

    R.I.P

  23. sleep Says:

    Although T.I is locked up he should make thay mtv list

  24. Ghost Writer Says:

    Damn

  25. Big Homie Says:

    he looks like lionel richie…r.i.p

    magic was the greatest….

    ^

    youtube.com/watch?v=b_ILDFp5DGA

  26. Ghost Writer Says:

    NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    R.I.P

    ^
    co-sign

  27. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    sleep Says:

    October 2nd, 2009 at 11:59 am
    I can’t have sex with my girl for the next 4 months while she’s on bed rest. I lost cause pregnant pussy is the best. Fuck u doctor

    ^

    sleep you gonna end up being like that womens gym shooter

  28. Big Homie Says:

    Although T.I is locked up he should make thay mtv list

    ^ He’s the type of artist that you would think would be on the list, but I dont think he should, not this time around.

  29. Big Homie Says:

    I lost cause pregnant pussy is the best

    ^ coooosiigiity

  30. - keka - Says:

    R.I.P.

  31. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    i’m out.

    have a good weekend people

    1

  32. PW Says:

    How come nobody quoted Biggie yet?

  33. Remixznflow Says:

    respect David Lettermans gangsta… applaud that man

  34. Big Homie Says:

    David Letterman should of made that list based off what he is going through right now

    *applauds Dave for smashing his co-workers*

  35. Rey Says:

    Peace London

  36. Ghost Writer Says:

    Peace London

  37. G7 Says:

    so Dave saved himself $2mill by coming out and admitting?

  38. Rey Says:

    # G7 Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    so Dave saved himself $2mill by coming out and admitting?

    ^^^

    Ah, the 8 Mile defense.

  39. Remixznflow Says:

    # Rey Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    # G7 Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    so Dave saved himself $2mill by coming out and admitting?

    ^^^

    Ah, the 8 Mile defense.

    ^
    he played it all very well.. and on the largest stage he could find… genius..

  40. cOLD Says:

    so how did this guy die?

  41. cOLD Says:

    dont bite the apple eve.

  42. cOLD Says:

    isnt it eerie how “ATTACK” has defined the opening and closing of this man.

  43. the stuy Says:

    Pay homage to a legend. This man was doing stuff in ‘82 that directly influences what you’ll hear when you turn on your radio tonight. Without him there would be no ___________(insert Hip Hop radio personality’s name).

    *corrected

  44. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    so how did this guy die?
    ^^^^^^^^
    Heart Attack

  45. Rey Says:

    # Remixznflow Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    # Rey Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    # G7 Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    so Dave saved himself $2mill by coming out and admitting?

    ^^^

    Ah, the 8 Mile defense.

    ^
    he played it all very well.. and on the largest stage he could find… genius..

    ^^^

    For real. That other dude looks like way more of a scumbag than Letterman does. Letterman >>>>

    And I haaate Leno and Conan.. Super corny, both of them.

  46. cOLD Says:

    Ah, the 8 Mile defense.

    ^ I see what you did there.

  47. COCCA88CRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    Big Homie Says:

    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    David Letterman should of made that list based off what he is going through right now

    *applauds Dave for smashing his co-workers*

    ^^^
    Chuuuuuuuuuuuuch, u know bitches aint shit.

  48. COCCA88CRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    EPEE MD > EpMd

  49. Remixznflow Says:

    # Rey Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    # Remixznflow Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    # Rey Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    # G7 Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    so Dave saved himself $2mill by coming out and admitting?

    ^^^

    Ah, the 8 Mile defense.

    ^
    he played it all very well.. and on the largest stage he could find… genius..

    ^^^

    For real. That other dude looks like way more of a scumbag than Letterman does. Letterman >>>>

    And I haaate Leno and Conan.. Super corny, both of them.

    ^
    cosign

    i wonder how the whole bonds steroids thing woulda gone if he had just manned up like this and been like “fuck it.. and also fuck yall.. yeah i did it.. get over it” and kept it movin..

  50. HEy! Says:

    wow 3 DJ’s

    DJ AM

    DJ Roc Raida

    DJ Mr MAgic

    R.I.P

  51. cOLD Says:

    but on the real, dude who they say try to bribe Letterman, wasnt no dummy… If he has good attorney’s he can spin the whole shit. Duke was smart enough to package the bribe in the form of a movie script…. Nothing illegal about that. Unauthorized biographies are made all the time

  52. ski luv Says:

    he died from a heart attack.
    I used to tape his shows on friday and sat night when I was a child, on my a radio with tape cassettes. His death is big. at least I understand just how much this guy paved the road for like 96% of what’s on the radio today

  53. Remixznflow Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    but on the real, dude who they say try to bribe Letterman, wasnt no dummy… If he has good attorney’s he can spin the whole shit. Duke was smart enough to package the bribe in the form of a movie script…. Nothing illegal about that. Unauthorized biographies are made all the time

    ^
    ah hah.. but whats brilliant is now that dave came out and said the shit.. dude isnt in the same type of position.. there isnt any leverage in a secret thats out in the air… dave should capitalize on this for real and write his OWN biography.. real talk

  54. Ghost Writer Says:

    Guess Hip Hop is really dying

  55. cOLD Says:

    ah hah.. but whats brilliant is now that dave came out and said the shit.. dude isnt in the same type of position.. there isnt any leverage in a secret thats out in the air… dave should capitalize on this for real and write his OWN biography.. real talk

    ^ word. Barack used the tactic by putting all the ill shit out on front street before campaining. Niggas could take notes from this shit… This is playing with power and how to shift power in the real world. Chess.

  56. 456 Says:

    ah hah.. but whats brilliant is now that dave came out and said the shit.. dude isnt in the same type of position.. there isnt any leverage in a secret thats out in the air… dave should capitalize on this for real and write his OWN biography.. real talk

    ^he did it not to save money because dude was caught already. he did it to save his jumpoffs the embarassment…still a g move

  57. Rey Says:

    @ Remix– Indeed. I’d love to see the “You Mad??” defense used on a larger stage.

  58. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    # Ghost Writer Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Guess Hip Hop is really dying
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    rappers,DJs, etc dont take care of themselves…so they gonna die sooner

  59. Southside jun Says:

    Not Another Loss!!

    God Bless Ya Life Mr. Magic…

    I remember when Nas shouted you out on “HalfTime”.

  60. Theo Says:

    Rip to a legend. Damn we’re losing alot of influential people maine forreal.

  61. SuperTone Says:

    “every saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl….” Rest In Peace Pioneer, you will be missed….

  62. BKThoroughbred Says:

    “I got to have it/ I miss Mr. Magic/ Versatile/ My style switches like a faggot….”

    R.I.P. Mr. Magic

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  65. NJ_DRIVE Says:

    Remember coming back home on holidays and summer break making those Mr. Magic cassetts to take back down N.C. RIP Mr. Magic! ……..

  66. The DMV Blog Bully Says:

    Hangin’ pictures on my wall..Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl….

  67. A_Dilla Says:

    R.I.P. Mr Magic

  68. CRSR1 Says:

    RIP MAIN MAN, ur crank beats in da “BIG DANCE HALL in DA SKY” All saints heads is a boopin!!!!!!!! Peeace Brah…………

  69. J.E.COOPER -aka "B.B.JAY" Says:

    IT’S A SHAME HOW GREATNESS IS NEVER TRULY ACKNOWLEDGED OR APPRECIATED UNTIL IT EXPIRES!!! R.I.P. “M2” YOU R WELL LOVED, APPRECIATED, AND MISSED!!! j.e.cooper “Mr. Positive Hip Hop”

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