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.

2 comments:

Ggraytfl said...

Agreed.

Although I was more impartial to Kiss FM and Red Alert, I did listen to Mr. Magic's show and laughed how he dissed their main competition with one of his rejoiners...... "We will Smack that Lipstick off of Your Radio". This marks an end of a pioneers life, but also gives a reflection on what is still here today because of him.

Dr.J said...

Thanks for the response - makes one take pause and reflect on what once was and how that impacted what we have today....