Saturday, January 2, 2010
JOHN RIVAS (MR. MAGIC) RIP
You love to hear the story again and again of how it all got started way back when The monument is right in your face Sit and listen for a while to the name of the place The Bridge .the bridge south south bronx !! the bridge the bridge south south bronx !nope its not a a remix ! back in 1982 to 84all i did was skip from station to station just to listen to nyc's finest dj's get down Mr Magic , MARLY marl , Fly Ty and red alert.
Even if i was from the bronx i still rocked my boom box load to listen to mr magic. he had ny's first hip hop mix show ever . opening doors for such artist like the juice crew Whodini, Marley Marl and Boogie Down Productions. He was also noted as an influence on the likes of Tupac Shakur and the Notrorius B.I.G. Younger generations may recoginize his name and voice as the DJ on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. he is and always be a hip hop icon. he will be missed my condolences to the rivas family.