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MC Magic
Birth name Marco Cardenas
Also known as MC Magic
Born Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Origin Phoenix, Arizona
Genres R&B, Latin Pop, Rap
Years active 1995–Present
Labels Nastyboy Records
Associated acts NB Ridaz, DJ Kane

Marcus Cardenas, better known by his Stage Name MC Magic



MC Magic, was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico as Marcus Cardenas. His style of music is Hip Hop / R&B with a latin flavor. He is the founder of Nastyboy Records. Rapping and singing, both in English and Spanish, Phoenix-based artist MC Magic has made a name for himself in the American Southwest with his slick and smooth hip-hop productions, sometimes referred to as "Latino hip-hop ballads." His R&B-flavored rap often features the vocoder talk box, which he actually obtained from the family of one of his idols, Roger Troutman.Although MC Magic was born Marcus Cardenas in Nogales, Mexico, but was raised in Phoenix, AZ.


He is also the mastermind behind NBK, NB RIDAZ, Sophia Maria, and other artists. Currently MC Magic is promoting his latest CDs MAGIC CITY, MAGIC CITY PART 2, PRINCESA, DANCER, and the "GIRL I LOVE YOU" music video .... MC Magic also plays the TALK BOX. This one of a kind instrument was a gift from ZAPP (The Band). We are expecting the release of his next solo project "VICTORIOUS", later this year. For all the details, concert dates, and other stuff, visit In 1990, he established Nastyboy Records to showcase his productions and talent. He released his first full-length album, Don't Worry, in 1995, which enabled him to recruit other artists to form the Nastyboy Klick. With MC Magic's production touch, the Nastyboy Klick spawned a number of regional hits, particularly "Down for Yours" featuring Roger Troutman, which peaked at number ten for Top Rap singles in the country. After appearing on the front page of Phoenix newspaper The Arizona Republic in 1997, MC Magic started to receive calls to tour nationally, placing him far ahead of many other Phoenix-based artists in terms of popularity. By the beginning of the new millennium, his group had been trimmed down to just three members and renamed themselves the NB Ridaz. Having been the motor behind Nastyboy's undertakings, MC Magic was primed to release his second solo album in 2006. The May release, Magic City, peaked at number one on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and at number 60 for top R&B/Hip-Hop albums. ~ Cyril Cordor, All Music Guide



Studio Albums

with the Nastyboy Klick
  • 1997: The First Chapter
  • 1998: The Second Coming
with NB Ridaz
  • 2001: Invasion (Nastyboy)
  • 2001: Invasion (Upstairs)
  • 2004: NB
  • 2008: Greatest Hits

Sophia Maria Also sang Sin ti with Mc magic



External links

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