Mr. Magic, a former No Limit rapper, and his wife, Chastity, died in a car accident on Friday night (March 1).
According to The Times-Picayune/Nola.com, the couple’s daughter, 12-year-old Twila Wise Johnson, was the only survivor of the automobile accident in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Silkk The Shocker confirmed the news by sending his condolences via Twitter. “Prayers goes to the Family and Friends of Mr. Magic. him and Wife died in a car accident last night,” tweeted the fellow No Limit rapper yesterday.
Mia X shared a photo (see next page) of Magic and his wife on Instagram with the message, “I looked forward tp performing and laughing with you on friday but God chose you to be with him. 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.”
Magic, born Awood Johnson, 37, grew up in the 9th Ward of New Orleans and released four solo albums; the first three of which were via No Limit Records. His debut, Sky’s The Limit, was released in 1998. Magic’s last album, On My Own, was released in 2003. In 2004, the rapper teams with Roy Jones, Jr. (yes, the boxer) and Choppa to form Body Head Bangerz, and the group released an album titled Bangerz: Volume One. Magic’s mother was the gospel singer Juanita Brooks, who passed away in 2009.
Magic drops a verse on C-Murder’s classic “Down 4 My Ni–as,” watch the video below. Hip-Hop Wired sends its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Magic.
Photo: No Limit