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Jeudi

April 28th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds, 11-7p.m.

Tedeschi Trucks, Elvis Costello, Flo Rida, Snarky Puppy  headline

 

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Tip’s, 9p.m.

Six piece soul from ‘bama

 

Shorty Fest

HOB, 9p.m.

Benefit for Troy Andrews’ foundation

 

Black Joe Lewis

Tip’s, 2a.m.

Blues, soul, and funk

 

Rage Fest

Joy, 10p.m.

Funksters get loud!

 

Naughty Professor

30/90, 10p.m.

NOLA funk done right

 

Luther & Cody Dickinson

3 Keys, 10p.m.

North Mississippi Allstars brother

 

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

Blue Nile, 11:59p.m.

Electric cello and horns bring the groove

 

Snarky Puppy

Republic 10p.m.

Jazz nerds’ darlings

 

The Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps, 11p.m.

6th Ward brass mixes funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop

 

Ground Up All-Stars

Republic, 10p.m.

Michael League, Bob Lanzetti, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock

 

Dash Rip Rock

Circle Bar, 9:30p.m.

Original Louisiana rocker

 

Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum, 6-8p.m.

This week feat. music from Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers

 

Morning 40 Federation

Siberia, 9p.m.

Locals’ favorite rockers


Reports: Mr. Magic, Former No Limit Rapper, Dies in Car Accident


Mr. Magic, a rapper from the 9th Ward who recorded with the famed No Limit Records during the 1990s, reportedly died in a car accident Saturday, according to numerous reports on social media. According to Complex Music, Mr. Magic, born Awood Johnson, died in the accident with his wife. The crash reportedly took place in Mississippi, 

 

Also known as Magic and Mr. Ninth Ward, Mr. Magic hooked up with No Limit after meeting Corey C-Murder Miller, the brother of No Limit head Master P. His 1998 debut "Sky's the Limit" came at the height of No Limit Records' run, and rose up the charts to No. 15 on the Billboard album charts. In 2004, he teamed with former heavyweight champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. and Choppa to form Body Head Bangerz. The trio released one album, which included the hit "I Smoke, I Drank."

 

As the news spread this morning, New Orleans hip-hop community took to Twitter to remember Mr. Magic:

 

 

 




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