TO THE RADIO JOCK I GREW UP LISTENING TO IN WESTBURY LI,NY/NYC METRO AREA ,WHO SHOWED US HOW TO REALLY DIG HIP HOP THE RIGHT WAY IN HIP HOP’S FORMATIVE YEARS….RIP TO THE LEGENDARY MR. MAGIC!! WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HIM TONITE WITH SOME FUNKY GROOVES TO MAKE YOU MOVE @ MJQ (CAFE’) ! DIG IT. COZY
Mr. Magic, a New York DJ who was a key figure in helping bring hip hop into the mainstream, has died. Magic, whose real name is John Rivas, died Friday morning of a heart attack. No other details, including his age, were available.
Rivas began hosting the first all hip-hop radio show called ‘Rap Attack’ in New York in 1983. The show helped budding rappers like Notorious B.I.G. and Nas. He also worked as a hip-hop producer and released a series of greatest hits from Rap Attack. Rap Attack went off the air in 1989.