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36 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Magic Johnson

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    Last night, Magic Johnson was interviewed by CNN regarding the claims made against him by the Los Angeles Clippers' disgraced owner Donald Sterling. While the reaction to Sterling's remarks—wherein he said Johnson should be "ashamed" for having AIDS, which he does not have—was vitriolic, it's far from the first time the Los Angeles Lakers legend has been in the headlines. As one of the greatest NBA players of all time—and an ambassador for a disease, HIV, that has had the entire world on edge for decades—he's gotten name-checked in a multitude of hip-hop tracks. With that in mind, XXL has compiled 36 hip-hop songs that reference Magic Johnson. —Dan Rys
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  • action bronson

    Action Bronson

    Song Title: "Dreamer"
    Lyric: "A yo, my headband's filled with acid/Out of body/Mind trick/Mind sick like Magic Johnson's dick"

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  • ASAP Mob

    A$AP Ant

    Song Title: "See Me"
    Lyric: "Brook ass elavators/Magic Johnson scales/Playing for the Lakers"

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  • chamillionaire


    Song Title: "City Lights"
    Lyric: "How many times that they told me that they was gonna get at me?/Bet it never happened just like Magic Johnson's HIV"

    Magic Johnson chamillionaire
  • kendrick lamar

    Kendrick Lamar featuring J Cole and BJ The Chicago Kid

    Song Title: "Shock The World"
    Lyric: "My screw's loose, I hate when loose change fall in them seats/Because I need every dime like Magic Johnson/Or Hugh Hefner living in his prime/Prime example of youngin' on his grind"

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  • cool kids

    The Cool Kids

    Song Title: "Computer School"
    Lyric (by Chuck Inglish): "Brick phone still on from '96/Magic Johnson retired, I cried real tears"

    Magic Johnson cool kids
  • crooked i

    Crooked I

    Song Title: "Talkin' To Myself"
    Lyric: "Puttin’ snitches in the cemetery is tragic/But we all about loyalty/Like Cookie Johnson staying married to Magic"

    Magic Johnson crooked i
  • dre xzibit snoop

    Xzibit featuring Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre

    Song Title: "Losin' Your Mind"
    Lyric: "Magic Johnson need to run for mayor/Lil Kim sold me some pussy, but I ain't pay her"

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  • eminem


    Song Title: "I Get Money (Remix)"
    Lyric: "I'm still sick/How can I be sick this long?/And I'm still alive/Magic Johnson arise"

    Magic Johnson eminem
  • Cassidy
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  • game


    Song Title: "Shake"
    Lyric: "Man fuck that TV, 'cause channel 9 used to shake/Couldn’t watch Magic Johnson give Isiah that shake"

    Magic Johnson game
  • Ghostface Killah

    Ghostface Killah featuring Supreme

    Song Title: "Ghost Deini"
    Lyric (by Supreme): "One of the illest since Magic Johnson/No disrespect/With metaphors that keep me out the project"

    Magic Johnson ghostface
  • lil wayne

    Lil Wayne

    Song Title: "Ether Freestyle"
    Lyric: "Fee, this shit over/I got us that's a promise/Let's go cop two new rovers/Drop it on Magic Johnsons"

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  • Hodgy Beats

    Hodgy Beats featuring Jonti

    Song Title: "Nagoya"
    Lyric: "With skintone brown like Orlando/Magic Johnson was number 32/Chamberlain off the loop/We're an obligated team to win, just shoot through the hoop"

    Magic Johnson hodgy beats
  • Hoodie Allen

    Hoodie Allen featuring Chiddy Bang

    Song Title: "Fame Is For Assholes"
    Lyric: "We don't got that in common/These bitches want the Action Bronson/I give a little Magic Johnson/Then she wanna hold my wand like Emma Watson"

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  • Jeru The Damaja

    Jeru The Damaja

    Song Title: "Great Solar Stance"
    Lyric: "Paramedics roll up on the scene/It's tragic, don't deal with Magic/Johnson/Renegade like Charles Bronson"

    Magic Johnson jeru the damaja
  • action bronson

    J-Love featuring Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Killa Sha, AG Da Coroner and Take-It

    Song Title: "The Night"
    Lyric: "Back alley Bronson/Young Magic Johnson/Sick nigga ballin'"

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  • Kanye Donda West

    Kanye West

    Song Title: "Roses"
    Lyric: "You know the best medicine go to people that's paid/If Magic Johnson got a cure for AIDS/And all the broke motherfuckers passed away/You telling me if my grandma's in the NBA/Right now she'd be okay?"

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  • game


    Song Title: "L.A. Times"
    Lyric: "I been through a lot of shit but I'm still here/Even fuck Magic Johnson bitch and I'm still here"

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  • kendrick lamar

    Scoe featuring Kendrick Lamar

    Song Title: "Thank You"
    Lyric (by Kendrick Lamar): "Pop a flick and blunt ashes all on the garments/Momma of off wine cooler/Magic Johnson played Jordan"

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  • lil b

    Lil B

    Song Title: "I Got AIDS"
    Lyric: "Magic Johnson only one that's still alive/Sittin' down all alone, it makes me wanna cry"

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  • lil wayne

    Lil Wayne

    Song Title: "Dr. Carter"
    Lyric: "Hey, kid/Plural/I graduated/'Cause you can get through anything if Magic made it"

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  • Mark Battles

    Mark Battles featuring Los and Dizzy Wright

    Song Title: "Ridin Slow"
    Lyric: "That's some nonsense, Magic Johnson/I been sick since the 90's/Grimy"

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  • Bishop Lamont

    Bishop Lamont

    Song Title: "Flashy"
    Lyric: "And I ain't got Magic Ervin Johnson sheets/So niggas wrap it up, at least more than three"

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  • meyhem Lauren

    Meyhem Lauren featuring Gabbie Giftsz

    Song Title: "Guns In The Playpen"
    Lyric: "Defeatin' odds like Magic Johnson beat AIDS/Before this rap shit, we got it movin' grams of the beige"

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  • murs


    Song Title: "L.A."
    Lyric: "Come to the hood where we do the most good/Magic Johnson be ownin' everything like he should"

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  • papoose

    Papoose featuring Erykah Badu

    Song Title: "Cure"
    Lyric: "If you have a lot of sex then you should have some condoms/'Cause you could live with me, ask Magic Johnson"

    Magic Johnson papoose
  • pete rock cl smooth

    Pete Rock and CL Smooth featuring Grand Puba

    Song Title: "Skinz"
    Lyric (by Grand Puba): "I get stiff and it's hard like Charles Bronson/It's kinda fucked up what happened to Magic Johnson"

    Magic Johnson pete rock cl smooth
  • Rhymefest

    Rhymefest featuring Little Brother

    Song Title: "How High"
    Lyric: "Maybe I'm paranoid/Thinkin' bout the past tense/'Cause in the past, real love took an absence/You my Sarah Palin, baby, we mavericks/Introduce to the Johnson, Magic"

    Magic Johnson rhymefest
  • rockie fresh

    Rockie Fresh featuring Rick Ross and Nipsey Hu$$le

    Song Title: "Life Long"
    Lyric: "Survivin’ even though I’m sick/Magic Johnson money shit/Laughin’ to the bank, but I ain’t with that funny shit"

    Magic Johnson rockie fresh
  • royce da 5'9

    Royce Da 5'9" featuring Bun B and Slaughterhouse

    Song Title: "Nobody Fuckin' With Us"
    Lyric: "I'm beyond out of my mind/If you can imagine/Usin' Magic's Johnson/Without a condom/I'm bonkers"

    Magic Johnson royce da 5'9
  • Skyzoo


    Song Title: "Ever Loyal"
    Lyric: "Skating from Mrs. Westlake but she bad/I should be laying with Mrs. Westlake, and we had/Copies of Shakespeare on vinyl/Magic Johnson posters but blue and orange idols"

    Magic Johnson skyzoo
  • UGK Pimp C Bun B


    Song Title: "Hi-Life"
    Lyric (by Pimp C): "In 1996 niggas is dying from laying on some ass/First Magic Johnson got it, then Eazy-E died/And you be wonderin' why young niggas out there smoking fry"

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  • Vic Mensa Ryan Muir

    Vic Mensa featuring Eliza Doolittle

    Song Title: "YNSP"
    Lyric: "Poof/Magic, jumping like Mike/I'm Johnson meets Jackson"

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  • mickey factz

    Mickey Factz

    Song Title: "The Arts (Avant Garde)"
    Lyric: "A bright nerd who liked girls with nice curves/Loved Magic Johnson/Warhol? He liked Bird"

    Magic Johnson mickey factz
  • cormega


    Song Title: "Introspective"
    Lyric: "I pitch like Randy Johnson/Dudes needed work/I assist like Magic Johnson"

    Magic Johnson cormega
  • lil wayne

    Tyga featuring Lil Wayne

    Song Title: "Faded"
    Lyric (by Lil Wayne): "Mama, there go that monster/Abracadabra/Magic Johnson/My motherfucking doctor said I need a doctor"

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Previously: Just Wrong – The Strangest Rap & Basketball Connections
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63 Hip-Hop Songs About Rappers Making Billions

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