36 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Magic Johnson

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  • magic johnson michael jordan
    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, <i>XXL</i> has compiled 36 hip-hop songs that reference Magic Johnson. —<a title="danrys" href="https://twitter.com/danrys" target="_blank"><em>Dan Rys</em></a>
  • action bronson
    <h2>Action Bronson</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Dreamer"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"A yo, my headband's filled with acid/Out of body/Mind trick/Mind sick like Magic Johnson's dick"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4KsTphfenDg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • ASAP Mob
    <h2>A$AP Ant</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"See Me"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Brook ass elavators/Magic Johnson scales/Playing for the Lakers"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nXlJBI2DlGE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • chamillionaire
    <h2>Chamillionaire</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"City Lights"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"How many times that they told me that they was gonna get at me?/Bet it never happened just like Magic Johnson's HIV"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ntV0WeS5f6o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • kendrick lamar
    <h2>Kendrick Lamar featuring J Cole and BJ The Chicago Kid</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Shock The World"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"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"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lyAmBJxBhFI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • cool kids
    <h2>The Cool Kids</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Computer School"<br /><b>Lyric (by Chuck Inglish): </b>"Brick phone still on from '96/Magic Johnson retired, I cried real tears"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VOnbap2EXZE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • crooked i
    <h2>Crooked I</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Talkin' To Myself"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Puttin’ snitches in the cemetery is tragic/But we all about loyalty/Like Cookie Johnson staying married to Magic"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nqjgfxlT7SQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • dre xzibit snoop
    <h2>Xzibit featuring Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Losin' Your Mind"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Magic Johnson need to run for mayor/Lil Kim sold me some pussy, but I ain't pay her"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2TUBTAHIf3k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • eminem
    <h2>Eminem</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"I Get Money (Remix)"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"I'm still sick/How can I be sick this long?/And I'm still alive/Magic Johnson arise"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DI1lTu3hFc0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Cassidy
    <h2>Cassidy</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Move That Dope Freestyle"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Well if that’s the case our racism ain’t over yet/His girlfriend taking pictures with Magic Johnson is what got him so upset?"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hNvoFaLryd8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • game
    <h2>Game</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Shake"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Man fuck that TV, 'cause channel 9 used to shake/Couldn’t watch Magic Johnson give Isiah that shake"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6Y0dw3pbwAE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Ghostface Killah
    <h2>Ghostface Killah featuring Supreme</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Ghost Deini"<br /><b>Lyric (by Supreme): </b>"One of the illest since Magic Johnson/No disrespect/With metaphors that keep me out the project"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TwwoZ0WPWyA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil wayne
    <h2>Lil Wayne</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Ether Freestyle"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Fee, this shit over/I got us that's a promise/Let's go cop two new rovers/Drop it on Magic Johnsons"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/do24_EwJDRI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Hodgy Beats
    <h2>Hodgy Beats featuring Jonti</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Nagoya"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"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"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hbA2UMHprWI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Hoodie Allen
    <h2>Hoodie Allen featuring Chiddy Bang</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Fame Is For Assholes"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"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"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-hTD6uEgTVw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Jeru The Damaja
    <h2>Jeru The Damaja</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Great Solar Stance"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Paramedics roll up on the scene/It's tragic, don't deal with Magic/Johnson/Renegade like Charles Bronson"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/V-D45GeDrss" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • action bronson
    <h2>J-Love featuring Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Killa Sha, AG Da Coroner and Take-It</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"The Night"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Back alley Bronson/Young Magic Johnson/Sick nigga ballin'"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SeicLsoxj9Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Kanye Donda West
    <h2>Kanye West</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Roses"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"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?"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3ZOy6t1vVtE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo Credit: SUSAN GOLDMAN/AFP/Getty Images
  • game
    <h2>Game</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"L.A. Times"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"I been through a lot of shit but I'm still here/Even fuck Magic Johnson bitch and I'm still here"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uF-KHrhTGKs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • kendrick lamar
    <h2>Scoe featuring Kendrick Lamar</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Thank You"<br /><b>Lyric (by Kendrick Lamar): </b>"Pop a flick and blunt ashes all on the garments/Momma of off wine cooler/Magic Johnson played Jordan"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dmzUWtjTchU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil b
    <h2>Lil B</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"I Got AIDS"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Magic Johnson only one that's still alive/Sittin' down all alone, it makes me wanna cry"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/guutBEbbde8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil wayne
    <h2>Lil Wayne</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Dr. Carter"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Hey, kid/Plural/I graduated/'Cause you can get through anything if Magic made it"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8YPoFD4Atx8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Mark Battles
    <h2>Mark Battles featuring Los and Dizzy Wright</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Ridin Slow"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"That's some nonsense, Magic Johnson/I been sick since the 90's/Grimy"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IPppS7-4cKk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Bishop Lamont
    <h2>Bishop Lamont</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Flashy"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"And I ain't got Magic Ervin Johnson sheets/So niggas wrap it up, at least more than three"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_pagFxWu0x0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • meyhem Lauren
    <h2>Meyhem Lauren featuring Gabbie Giftsz</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Guns In The Playpen"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Defeatin' odds like Magic Johnson beat AIDS/Before this rap shit, we got it movin' grams of the beige"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9E0W1q7Aykw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • murs
    <h2>Murs</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"L.A."<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Come to the hood where we do the most good/Magic Johnson be ownin' everything like he should"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oM4EBr7F9Jc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • papoose
    <h2>Papoose featuring Erykah Badu</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Cure"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"If you have a lot of sex then you should have some condoms/'Cause you could live with me, ask Magic Johnson"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WtBA46IUIm8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • pete rock cl smooth
    <h2>Pete Rock and CL Smooth featuring Grand Puba</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Skinz"<br /><b>Lyric (by Grand Puba): </b>"I get stiff and it's hard like Charles Bronson/It's kinda fucked up what happened to Magic Johnson"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zBzoBnbUUxI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Rhymefest
    <h2>Rhymefest featuring Little Brother</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"How High"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"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"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_msL7thuow0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • rockie fresh
    <h2>Rockie Fresh featuring Rick Ross and Nipsey Hu$$le</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Life Long"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Survivin’ even though I’m sick/Magic Johnson money shit/Laughin’ to the bank, but I ain’t with that funny shit"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hFBEZddpC5w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • royce da 5'9
    <h2>Royce Da 5'9" featuring Bun B and Slaughterhouse</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Nobody Fuckin' With Us"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"I'm beyond out of my mind/If you can imagine/Usin' Magic's Johnson/Without a condom/I'm bonkers"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OarI0AUhD8Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo Credit: John Ricard/Getty Images
  • Skyzoo
    <h2>Skyzoo</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Ever Loyal"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"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"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ySMw_5AjOWc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • UGK Pimp C Bun B
    <h2>UGK</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Hi-Life"<br /><b>Lyric (by Pimp C): </b>"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"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6D-SmBAY7c0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • Vic Mensa Ryan Muir
    <h2>Vic Mensa featuring Eliza Doolittle</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"YNSP"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"Poof/Magic, jumping like Mike/I'm Johnson meets Jackson"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iuC1TF4ZISA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo Credit: Ryan Muir
  • mickey factz
    <h2>Mickey Factz</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"The Arts (Avant Garde)"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"A bright nerd who liked girls with nice curves/Loved Magic Johnson/Warhol? He liked Bird"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eU_c4yitiF8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • cormega
    <h2>Cormega</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Introspective"<br /><b>Lyric: </b>"I pitch like Randy Johnson/Dudes needed work/I assist like Magic Johnson"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ocF3TKHTz54" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • lil wayne
    <h2>Tyga featuring Lil Wayne</h2><b>Song Title: </b>"Faded"<br /><b>Lyric (by Lil Wayne): </b>"Mama, there go that monster/Abracadabra/Magic Johnson/My motherfucking doctor said I need a doctor"<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LbouTdwOrVw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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