Former No Limit rapper Mr. Magic and his wife lost their lives in a car accident this past weekend. Born Awood Johnson and previously known as simply “Magic,” the 37-year-old and his wife were killed while driving near Hattiesburg, Miss. Magic debuted in 1998 with the No Limit release Sky’s the Limit, which hit No. 15 on Billboard’s Hot 200 Albums chart. He released two more albums for No Limit Records and one via Koch. He also released singles on his own label, Banx Entertainment.
Mr. Magic’s sister, Timisha Brooks spoke to the Times Picayune briefly about her brother.
“He was a passionate guy. He loved his siblings; he loved his wife,” she said. “There’s a comfort in knowing that neither of them has to live without the other. That makes it more bearable.”
One of the lesser-heralded artists on Master P‘s New Orleans-based rap label, Magic nonetheless made appearances on classic No Limit tracks like one-time label star Snoop Dogg‘s club anthem “Down For My N___as.”
As news of his death broke, the label’s former stars all reacted with shock and condolences …