Magic

Magic

Biography

Awood Johnson (August 16, 1975 – March 1, 2013), better known by his stage name Mr. Magic, was a rapper best known for his stint with No Limit Records in the late 1990s.

Magic grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and first made his name in New Orleans' underground circuit, before signing with Master P's No Limit at the suggestion of P's brother, C-Murder. He was intended to become part of TRU, but Master P decided that he instead rap on the parent label. Magic first made his appearance on C-Murder's song "Picture Me" on his 1998 album Life or Death.

Magic's 1998 debut, Sky's the Limit, reached #15 on the Billboard 200, but his second No Limit release, 1999's Thuggin', did not fare as well, peaking at #53. Following poor sales of his third album, White Eyes (#147), in 2003, along with the departure of many of No Limit's marquee artists and the label's overall decline, Magic severed his relationship with No Limit. He released his fourth and final solo album, On My Own, on Koch Records just five months after his split from No Limit, but it did not chart.

Magic then joined fellow New Orleans native Choppa and former boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. to form the group Body Head Bangerz, who released their only album in 2004, Body Head Bangerz: Volume One, and had a minor hit with "I Smoke, I Drank." Magic secured a deal with TVT Records in 2006, but left without ever releasing any material. He formed his own label, Banx Entertainment, in 2011.

On March 1, 2013, the rapper and his wife Chastity were involved in a fatal car accident in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Their twelve-year-old daughter, Twila, was the lone survivor.

Discography

Magic - Skys The Limit

Magic - Skys The Limit

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Magic - Thuggin'

Magic - Thuggin'

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Magic - White Eyes

Magic - White Eyes

The New No Limit Records 2003
Magic - On My Own

Magic - On My Own

Koch Records 2003

Guest Appearances

Kane & Abel - Am I My Brothers Keeper
  • Throw Them Thangs

Kane & Abel - Am I My Brothers Keeper

No Limit Records 1998
C-Murder - Life Or Death
  • Watch Yo Enemies

C-Murder - Life Or Death

No Limit Records 1998
Big Ed - The Assassin
  • Buck'Em

Big Ed - The Assassin

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Mac - Shell Shocked
  • Nobody Make A Sound

Mac - Shell Shocked

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Soulja Slim - Give It 2 'Em Raw
  • N.L. Party

Soulja Slim - Give It 2 'Em Raw

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Steady Mobb'n - Black Mafia
  • Plead My Case

Steady Mobb'n - Black Mafia

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Master P - MP Da Last Don
  • Let's Get Em'

Master P - MP Da Last Don

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Fiend - There's One In Every Family
  • Do You Wanna Be A Rider

Fiend - There's One In Every Family

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Gambino Family - Ghetto Organized
  • Don't Cry

Gambino Family - Ghetto Organized

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Ghetto Commission - Wise Guys
  • Blood Line

Ghetto Commission - Wise Guys

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Master P - Only God Can Judge Me
  • Ghetto Prayer

Master P - Only God Can Judge Me

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Lil Soldiers - Boot Camp
  • Soulja Style

Lil Soldiers - Boot Camp

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Mo B. Dick - Gangsta Harmony
  • Part 3

Mo B. Dick - Gangsta Harmony

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Mercedes - Rear End
  • Bonnie & Clyde

Mercedes - Rear End

No Limit Records 1999
Mr. Servon - Da Next Level
  • Murder

Mr. Servon - Da Next Level

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Tru - Da Crime Family
  • Soldier Till I Die

Tru - Da Crime Family

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
C-Murder - Bossalinie
  • I Remember

C-Murder - Bossalinie

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Lil Italy - On Top Of Da World
  • We Riderz

Lil Italy - On Top Of Da World

No Limit Records 1999
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg
  • Down 4 My N's

Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Mac - World War III
  • That's Hip Hop

Mac - World War III

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
504 Boyz - Goodfellas
  • Wobble Wobble

504 Boyz - Goodfellas

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2000
Master P - Ghetto Postage
  • Pockets Gone' Stay Fat

Master P - Ghetto Postage

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2000
Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal
  • Back Up Off Me

Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal

Priority Records 2000
C-Murder - Trapped In Crime
  • Street Thugs

C-Murder - Trapped In Crime

No Limit Records, Priority Records, TRU Records 2000
South Coast Coalition - Trunk Music
  • Down Here (Radio Remix)

South Coast Coalition - Trunk Music

Dirty South Productions 2004
David Banner - Certified
  • Ain't Got Nothing

David Banner - Certified

Universal Records 2005
Choppa - Da Real Choppa
  • Slugged Up

Choppa - Da Real Choppa

Body Head Entertainment 2005
Da Real Choppa - Comin Back Home
  • Slugged Up

Da Real Choppa - Comin Back Home

Body Head Entertainment 2006

Compilations

The Colonel Master P Presents No Limit Soldiers Compilation - We Can't Be Stopped
  • No Limit Soldiers II

Various - We Can't Be Stopped

No Limit Records 1998
I Got The Hook-Up! OST
  • We Got It

Various - I Got The Hook-Up! (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Mean Green - Major Players Compilation
  • Dying In My City

Mean Green - Major Players Compilation

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Foolish OST
  • Foolish

Various - Foolish (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
No Limit All Stars - Who U Wit
  • You Ain't A Baller

No Limit All Stars - Who U Wit?

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
WWF Aggression
  • I Wont Stop (Gangrel Theme)

Various - WWF Aggression

Priority Records 2000
OZ - The Soundtrack
  • Incarcerated

Various - OZ - The Soundtrack

Avatar, Nettwerk 2000
DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz: From The Swamps
  • Fire

Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2004
S.C.C. & Lil' Boosie - Both Sides Of The Track
  • Down Here

S.C.C. & Lil' Boosie - Both Sides Of The Track

Dirty South Productions 2005
Snoop Dogg - The Best Of...
  • Down 4 My N's

Snoop Dogg - The Best Of...

Capitol Records 2005
C-Murder - The Best Of...
  • Picture Me

C-Murder - The Best Of

Priority Records 2005
Kane & Abel Presents Kings Of Da South Vol. 2
  • Down Here

Various - Kane & Abel Presents Kings Of Da South Vol. 2

Most Wanted Empire, Entertainment Solutions 2006
No Limit Greatest Hits
  • No Limit Soldiers II

Various - No Limit Records Greatest Hits

Priority Records 2006
Fiend - The Best Of Mr. Whomp Whomp
  • No Limit Soldiers II

Fiend - Mr. Whomp Whomp: The Best Of Fiend

Priority Records 2007
Master P - Featuring...
  • Foolish

Master P - Featuring...

Priority Records 2007
Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz, Vol. 2
  • In This Bitch

Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz, Vol. 2

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2012
C-Murder - The Hits
  • Damned If They Murder Me

C-Murder - The Hits

Bossalinie 2016