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Review: Magic – My Time

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Magic – My Time has that rough edge of Southern style street rap with a crossover pop sound mixed with a tinge of soul. Southern rap meets crossover pop and soul. This is evident on songs such as What and Good Life.

The Magic – My Time album is a No Limit album which many No Limit fans remember as the Magic – My Time album was advertised in Master P’s Gameface album back in 2001. Magic – My Time was supposed to be released in March 19, 2002. However this did not happen because of Lil Romeo’s rising popularity at the time. Lil Romeo’s rising popularity coincided with the scheduled release date of Magic – My Time. So Magic’s album was put on hold and Lil Romeo’s Gametime album was placed high on the list of priorities for No Limit. Many people had high hopes for this album despite being advertised when No Limit Records was falling off.

Sow what happened was the Magic – My Time album was a No Limit album that was revamped and rearranged into a different album called Magic – White Eyes which released on March 18, 2003. This makes sense because Magic album was advertised as “White Eyes” in the 504 Boyz – Ballers album. Master P renamed his album to White Eyes sometime during 2002. The reason Master P changed the title to his album was become relevant with the popular music of that time in order to stay relevant. The album had songs which were later used on the 2003 album Magic – White Eyes.

The song What was used as the buzz single for what would have been his 2002 album. The song was played constantly on radio stations across the United States and Canada. Despite having a strong radio buzz, his album was not released in 2002 as No Limit had planned. This song is the reason why many No Limit fans knew about this album. Magic snapped on What. Now this song does not appear on his 2003 album White Eyes as some people would believe.

The song has that rough aggressive edge of street rap. This song is perfect to lift weights to. Too bad not a lot of people know about this song.

Some people remember that Magic and Master P performed this song to Tigger on Rap City The Basement back live on TV back in 2002. The song was performed live. This is what helped make his song even more memorable.

6 Piece helped bring in the crossover sound of pop for the album on the song Good Life. Pop meets rap music on Good Life. On this song Magic explains how he can give women the good life. He knows how to make them feel good. What Magic wants you women out there to understand is that he knows how to treat you. He knows how to give women what they need and knows how to make them feel good.

Magic wants women to be free themselves. Lyrics to the chorus at the very end explain this.

[Chorus]

[6 Piece + (Magic)]
I said playas (see we playas baby)
Do you wanna take a chance
I’m just trying to teach (well go ahead and teach em 6 Piece)
I wanted you just to let yourself be free (uh)
Free and give it to me

War explains how Magic is a one man army as a lyricist. No human being can come in between what Magic puts together. He also stands as a boss for himself.

This organization was built on Magic. No man can come in between what Magic puts together. He is the foundation. He will weather the storm. You don’t wanna go to with him. His niggas be too dangerous. You don’t wanna go to war with these niggas. You don’t wanna go to war with these soldier boys. They bout it bout it.

Magic spits shit that make the average person shake. They do not stand a chance against him as he is one of the top dogs from No Limit Records. This time Magic is playing for keeps. Close and personal with the sorrow. This game is not fair. Settle for less and let the stress make us forget about better days. Like Fiend he won’t be denied and refuses to be defeated.

Magic gets vicious and violent by using graphic details in his lyrics during Verse 2.

See I’m sick dog, and I rip your lip off, if I get pissed off
Or ripped off uh-huh, that’s when the shit starts
I’m vicious, I didn’t get all of my shots
When I bite I lock, and I won’t let loose until the bones pop
And I watch you, until your vital signs stop
And walk off in the night, with no worries fuck the cops
This shit is real dog, play with us and watch how many pop up
In the junk yard scattered round, bodies all chopped up
If I flip out, I take a quick flight up out the country
Better ask somebody, Mr. Magic he acts a donkey

Magic snapped on What U Gonna Do. Magic was a beast lyrically. The song had that New Orleans style zydeco with the accordion which compromises the gumbo funk portion of the song which makes this song one of the livest songs off his album.

Magic is passing up all the haters while in his Navigator on cruise control. He warns haters to stay from his 9th Ward crew. His 9th Ward crew shouldn’t be disregarded as they are the hardest. You can see Magic in them clubs hanging out with the thugs. Smoking the finest doe-doe.

Magic gets creative with his lyrics by adding cultural references to his punchlines. Here is an example below.

I keep’s it on the low-low, cause if my wifey do that
She’d prolly buy a Louis slugger, whip a nigga blue-black
See I’m a casanova, mixed with a little rover
I’m more doggy than Snoop, when I’m in them hoes over

I rate this album 4/5****.

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