Thereâ€™s been a couple of big developments lately in the hip hop world, with some incredibly prominent deejays finally passing on.
This is especially a blow. Roc Raida was a member of the X-excutioners, one of the dopest DJ crews the world has ever known. I mean honestly, if you havenâ€™t heard of Roc Raida you should probably hang up your headphones and hand over your backpack, because you canâ€™t be a true hip hop head anymore.
Unkut Magazine has a great post eulogizing Mr. Magic. But, briefly Mr. Magic was a huge force in hip hop. He had the first all-rap radio show and was the inspiration for some of the best acts out there.
NPR actually has a good little show about the shoutouts heâ€™s gotten in songs over the last few years, and some of the people heâ€™s managed to inspire so much passion in.
Mr. Magic wasnâ€™t without his own drama, but this guy was the original radio dj. I hope people remember him.
Rest in peace, men, youâ€™ve contributed a lot to hip hop over the years and you will be missed.