The birth of hip hop
October 7, 2009 7:05 AM   Subscribe

R.I.P. Mr. Magic. Mr. Magic's Rap Attack on WBLS was the first and for some time the only commercial radio outlet for hip hop. On October 2 Mr. Magic, John Rivas, passed from a heart attack. Previously 1 2 3.
posted by caddis (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl I let my tape rock 'til my tape popped..."

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posted by jonp72 at 7:18 AM on October 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


The turntables fall silent.

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posted by Joe Beese at 7:30 AM on October 7, 2009


Those who weren't there the first time may have heard him as the DJ for Wildstyle Pirate Radio in GTA: Vice City
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:35 AM on October 7, 2009


That's a shame.
posted by Eideteker at 8:12 AM on October 7, 2009


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And so dies another piece of my childhood...
posted by rollbiz at 8:44 AM on October 7, 2009


Hot 97's Mr. Cee did a tribute show last Friday.
posted by rollbiz at 8:47 AM on October 7, 2009


damn.

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posted by shmegegge at 9:20 AM on October 7, 2009


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posted by crustacean choreographer at 9:44 AM on October 7, 2009


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posted by mikelieman at 9:45 AM on October 7, 2009


"I used to watch "C.H.I.P.S." now I load Glock clips
I got to have it, I miss Mr. Magic"

Rest in peace Grandmaster Roc Raida, while we're at it.
posted by box at 10:01 AM on October 7, 2009 [3 favorites]


ROC RAIDA'S DEAD?! what the fuck, universe?
posted by shmegegge at 10:46 AM on October 7, 2009


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posted by lkc at 11:38 AM on October 7, 2009


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posted by cazoo at 12:18 PM on October 7, 2009


MR MAGIC AND ROC RAIDA ARE DEAD?!!?!!!!!!!!!!
posted by humannaire at 12:41 PM on October 7, 2009


(o)|||(o) <- moment of silent turntables and mixer
posted by bashos_frog at 2:58 PM on October 7, 2009


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posted by joedan at 1:56 PM on October 8, 2009


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