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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:
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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