Real world history
"Super Rockin'" Mr. Magic (full name John Rivas) is an American DJ who was born on March 15, 1956 in The Bronx, New York City and died on October 2, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York City. According to Rockstar Games, "he is the first ever rap radio DJ." Rockstar has a RIP dedication to Mr. Magic after he passed away on 2 October 2009.
The Magic is here. A pioneer in the truest sense of the word, "Supa Rockin" Mr. Magic has the distinction of being the very first radio personality ever to bring rap music to the airwaves. On Wildstyle Pirate Radio, Mr. Magic hosted the innovative new sounds of rap music and early 80's electro for all of Vice City's fly girls and fly guys, troopers and troopettes, broadcasting illegally, we are repeatedly told, 'from a secret location'. Magic was also hosting a weekly show in New York at the time…
- "I Miss Mr Magic" – A Rockstar RIP Dedication to a True Radio Pioneer, Rockstar Newswire
- ViceCityRadio.com DJ info, retrieved from archive.org