Mr. Magic Dies: Former No Limit Rapper Passes Away in Car Crash
No Limit rapper Mr. Magic (real name Awood Johnson) was reportedly killed in a car accident in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Friday, March 1. He was 37 years old.
According to the Times-Picayune, the New Orleans rapper and his wife, Chastity, were both killed in the crash. Their daughter, 12-year-old Twila Wise Johnson, survived the crash.
His sister, Timisha Brooks, confirmed the news to the paper.
She said, “He was a passionate guy. 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.”
Mr. Magic released three albums for No Limit Records, and his 1998 record Sky’s the Limit reached number 15 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. He then left the label and formed the Body Head Bangerz featuring Roy Jones Jr. In 2004, they released the single “I Smoke, I Drank.”
Jones Jr. tweeted of the tragic news, “Just still feels unreal………. But only God knows his plans. And he could have not taken my brother in any better company. God Bless both.”
Mia X was scheduled to perform with him on Friday, and took out her sympathies on Twitter after hearing about the crash.
“I looked forward tp performing and laughing with you on friday but God chose you to be with him,” Mia X tweeted via AllHipHop.com. “Chasity was the LOVE of your life so God decided that she should join you. I know yall are in a better place but all of us who loved yall are shocked and hurt.”
Before his untimely death, Magic was busy releasing singles on his own Banx Entertainment label, which he formed in 2011.
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