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[[File:MrMagic-GTAVC-artwork.jpg|thumb|Artwork for Mr. Magic.]]"Super Rockin" '''Mr. Magic''' is the DJ for [[Wildstyle|Wildstyle Pirate Radio]] and appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]. He has a disliking for the [[Vice City Police Department]] and [[Yuppie and the Alien]].
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'''Mr. Magic''' (born as '''John Rivas''' on March 15, 1956 in The Bronx, New York - died on October 2, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York) is the DJ for [[Wildstyle|Wildstyle Pirate Radio]] and appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]. He has a disliking for the [[Vice City Police Department]] and [[Yuppie and the Alien]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Mr. Magic debuted in 1981 on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXNY-FM WHBI-FM] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marley_Marl 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyder_D Spyder D] for Posse Records in 1984.
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Mr. Magic debuted in 1981 on [[wp:WXNY-FM|WHBI-FM]] in [[wp:New York City|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 [[wp:Marley Marl|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 [[wp:Spyder D|Spyder D]] for Posse Records in 1984.
   
During the mid-80s there was a rivalry between Mr. Magic and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Red_Alert Kool DJ Red Alert], who hosted a weekly show on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRKS WRKS-FM]. The feud also played out between [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_war proxy] rap groups, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juice_Crew Juice Crew] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogie_Down_Productions Boogie Down Productions] (see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_Wars The Bridge Wars]). The Juice Crew - headed by Mr. Magic's on-air assistant, DJ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marley_Marl Marley Marl] - was named after one of Magic's aliases, "Sir Juice". In April 2000, Mr. Magic began to take on a new role, with new faces; Kdabra, and Mah Gambino (aspiring rap artists). Mr. Magic first met Kdabra then was introduced to Mah Gambino, and soon discovered their lyrical capabilities. He then took them under his wing as their manager and offered them positions to become interns at Hot 97 FM on his then show "The Classic Showcase" with Fly Ty, and DJ Mr. Cee.
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During the mid-80s there was a rivalry between Mr. Magic and [[wp:DJ Red Alert|Kool DJ Red Alert]], who hosted a weekly show on [[wp:WRKS|WRKS-FM]]. The feud also played out between [[wp:Proxy war|proxy war]] rap groups, the [[wp:Juice Crew|Juice Crew]] and [[wp:Boogie Down Productions|Boogie Down Productions]] (see [[wp:The Bridge Wars|The Bridge Wars]]). The Juice Crew - headed by Mr. Magic's on-air assistant, DJ [[wp:Marley Marl|Marley Marl]] - was named after one of Magic's aliases, "Sir Juice". In April 2000, Mr. Magic began to take on a new role, with new faces; Kdabra, and Mah Gambino (aspiring rap artists). Mr. Magic first met Kdabra then was introduced to Mah Gambino, and soon discovered their lyrical capabilities. He then took them under his wing as their manager and offered them positions to become interns at Hot 97 FM on his then show "The Classic Showcase" with Fly Ty, and DJ Mr. Cee.
   
 
===Death===
 
===Death===
As confirmed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Premier DJ Premier], Mr. Magic died on the morning of October 2, 2009 from a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction heart attack].
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As confirmed by [[DJ Premier]], Mr. Magic died on the morning of October 2, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York from a [[wp:Myocardial infarction|heart attack]] at the age of 53.
   
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Mr. Magic (born as John Rivas on March 15, 1956 in The Bronx, New York - died on October 2, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York) is the DJ for Wildstyle Pirate Radio and appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He has a disliking for the Vice City Police Department and Yuppie and the Alien.

BiographyEdit

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.

During the mid-80s there was a rivalry between Mr. Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert, who hosted a weekly show on WRKS-FM. The feud also played out between proxy war rap groups, the Juice Crew and Boogie Down Productions (see The Bridge Wars). The Juice Crew - headed by Mr. Magic's on-air assistant, DJ Marley Marl - was named after one of Magic's aliases, "Sir Juice". In April 2000, Mr. Magic began to take on a new role, with new faces; Kdabra, and Mah Gambino (aspiring rap artists). Mr. Magic first met Kdabra then was introduced to Mah Gambino, and soon discovered their lyrical capabilities. He then took them under his wing as their manager and offered them positions to become interns at Hot 97 FM on his then show "The Classic Showcase" with Fly Ty, and DJ Mr. Cee.

DeathEdit

As confirmed by DJ Premier, Mr. Magic died on the morning of October 2, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York from a heart attack at the age of 53.

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