At the same time Magic run his show – and issued a number of compilations bearing his own name and a few of his own tracks- the Bridge Wars kicked up in the Bronx with Marl being a key figure. Becoming a stratified environment didn’t come to impact Magic’s work on air, he continued his post in one form or another into the new millennium and even made an appearance in one of the Grand Theft Auto video games.
Either way, his early Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack compilations in addition to the Stones Throw disc The Third Unheard (Connecticut Hip Hop, 1979-1983) cement the man’s legacy a few years after his death. Magic remains a rather unknown figure outside of East Coast circles. But his influence far outstrips even the reach of the aforementioned compilations. His own recordings might not have actually been magic, but cool nonetheless.