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Magic
Magic

Birth name

Aywood Johnson, Jr.

Born

16 August 1975
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Died

1 March 2013 (aged 37)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

Genre

Hip hop, Southern hip hop

Occupation(s)

Rapper

Years active

1998-2013

Label

No Limit (1998-2003)
Koch (2003)
TVT (2006)
Banx Entertainment (2011-2013)

Associated acts

504 Boyz, Body Head Bangerz, C-Murder

Aywood Johnson, Jr. (16 August 1975 - 1 March 2013), better known by his stage name Magic, was an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was best known for his stint on No Limit Records during the late 1990s.

Johnson was discovered by rapper C-Murder, who suggested to his brother and No Limit founder Master P that he should be signed to his label. He was intended to be a part of the group TRU, but Master P instead decided that he was to begin his career as a solo artist. Johnson made his first appearances on C-Murder's album Life or Death in 1998, before releasing his successful debut album, Skys the Limit, later that same year. His second album, Thuggin', was released in 1999 and achieved moderate commercial success. Johnson became a member of the No Limit group 504 Boyz around this time, and released the album Ballers with the group in 2002. His third album for No Limit, White Eyes, sold poorly, and resulted in Johnson departing the label soon after its release. His fourth and final solo album, On My Own, was released on Koch Records in 2003 just five months after his split from No Limit.

Johnson joined fellow New Orleans native Choppa and former boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. to form the group Body Head Bangerz in 2004, who released their album Body Head Bangerz: Volume One that same year. Johnson signed a deal with TVT Records in 2006, but his only release for the label was the single "Shorty". He established his own label, Banx Entertainment, in 2011, although he did not release any new material.

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

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