Navyvadius Cash is an American rapper who performs under the name of Future. Raised in the infamous Zone 6 section of Atlanta, Future found encouragement from his producer cousin Rico Wade, who with Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown constitute the production/songwriting team Organized Noize. The collective have produced hits for such groups as OutKast and Goodie Mob and Wade was able to provide the support for Future in his early days as an MC, which led to his debut hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Watch This."
This strip club based banger is from Future's autobiographical mixtape True Story, which was released June 9, 2011. He told MTV News: "The mixtape True Story, everything on it from the beginning to the end is based on a very true story, and I just wanted to go in and paint the picture for the streets."
Future told the story of this song to MTV News: "'Magic' was a song that I just made. They were playing this beat and I just thought about the night before on a Monday I went to [the strip club] Magic City, and then on a Tuesday I went to the studio and that morning put my whole situation on the track. Everything I do, I pretty much freestyle."
One of the first things T.I. did after being released from his second spell in prison, was to jump onto a remix of this joint, giving Future a major co-sign. "It's always a good thing when people stamp you and say, 'Hey, I salute you on your hard work, 'cause all the hard work payin' off,'" Future told MTV News. "So when that happens, it's always a plus, make you wanna go back in."
The song became Future's first Hot 100 hit as a lead artist when it debuted on the chart dated March 17, 2012. He previously featured on YC's 2011 cut "Racks
," which peaked at #42 on the Hot 100.