New Orleans Rapper Mr. Magic Dies in Car Accident

Former No Limit rapper Mr. Magic tragically passed away on Friday night in a car accident in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was 44. The wreck took the life of the rapper’s wife Chastity, but the couple’s 12-year-old daughter Twila Wise survived the accident. Silkk the Shockr and several other members of the rap community have taken to Twitter to share their condolences.

Magic, born Awood Johnson, was known for his raspy Southern rap delivery. The 9th Ward rapper released his No Limit debut, Sky’s The Limit in 1998 and it reached No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and No. 3 on the Hip-Hop chart. He would go on to form Body Head Bangerz in 2004 with former heavyweight champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. and Choppa. The group released one album, which included the hit “I Smoke, I Drank.” The two also took to Twitter to share their empathy.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made yet.