Wednesday, October 7, 2009
RIP Mr. Magic
The man with the golden voice passed recently and that marks the end of a very significant era in hip hop history. Mr. Magic graced the airwaves in NYC on WBLS for his "Rap Attack" show, the first rap program in commercial radio history. Magic was responsible for bringing so much talent to the forefront and was definitely one of the most powerful "tastemakers" of his time. His charm, committment to the community and love of the music will be sorely missed. Growing up in Canada I was exposed to his program via radio show broadcasts my friend would bring back from NYC, thus I grew up listening to "Super Rockin' Mr. Magic". Here is an audio clip of Magic interviewing Stetsasonic in the early days....RIP Magic and thank you for many years of inspiration - you will be missed by many.