Mr. Magic Dead, Former No Limit Artist Dies in Car Accident
The No Limit family has lost a true soldier in the rap game. On Friday (March 1), Mr. Magic (real name Awood Johnson), died in a car accident in Hattiesburg, Miss.
The 44-year-old rapper’s wife of 13 years, Chastity, also perished in the crash. However, the couple’s 12-year-old daughter, Twila Wise Johnson, survived, according to NOLA.com.
Fellow No Limit rapper Silkk the Shocker was the first one to notify fans of Mr. Magic’s death on Twitter. “Prayers goes to the Family and Friends of Mr. Magic. Him and Wife died in a car accident last night,” he tweeted.
Mr. Magic recorded three albums under No Limit — ‘Sky’s the Limit’ in 1998, ‘Thuggin’ in 1999, and ‘White Eyes’ in 2003 — before leaving the label to form Body Headbangaz with fellow N.O. rapper Choppa and boxer Roy Jones Jr. The group charted with the song, ‘I Smoke, I Drank,’ which also featured rappers YoungBloodZ on the remix.
He released his final solo album, ‘On My Own,’ in 2003, through Koch Records. In 2006, he signed with independent label TVT Records but didn’t release any music due to the label folding in 2007. The late rapper eventually created his own indie label, Banx Entertainment, and was releasing music under the imprint.
Timisha Brooks, Mr. Magic’s sister, remembers her brother as a gentle soul and a dedicated family man. “He made sure we stuck together after our mom passed,” she told NOLA.com. “Everybody knows us as a team, and he was very much the leader.”
“He was a passionate guy,” she continues. “He loved his siblings; he loved his wife. There’s a comfort in knowing that neither of them has to live without the other. That makes it more bearable.”
Several other artists associated with No Limit Records tweeted out condolences to Mr. Magic and his family. “RIP to my brother, Mr. Magic and his wife,” Mystikal wrote. “God bless their families.”
Producer Mannie Fresh tweeted, “R.I.P. MR MAGIC Please keep his family, friends in ur prayers #GreatDude #9thWard.”
Rapper Mia X posted a photo on Instagram of the couple in a loving embrace. “I know yall are in a better place but all of us who loved yall are shocked and hurt,” she wrote.
We send out condolences to Mr. Magic’s surviving family and the No Limit crew. May he rest in peace.
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