"Believe in Magic"
Believe in Magic
Single by Jim Jones featuring Lloyd and Girl Talk
Released May 9, 2011
Recorded May 2011
NoMad, Manhattan
Genre Hip hop
Label Illegal Art
Format Digital download
Writer Gregg Gillis, Joseph Jones
Producer Girl Talk
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(1999) (2011)

"Believe in Magic" is a song by American rapper Jim Jones, produced by musician Girl Talk. It was the result of a special episode of the Pitchfork Media "Selector" series, in which the two artists were brought together at Jones' NoMad Distriict studio.[1] Girl Talk produced the beat using samples the 1970 song "Want Ads" by Honey Cone, and Jones freestyled lyrics over the beat afterwards.[1]

Impressed with the final result, Jones recruited American R&B singer Lloyd to record a hook for the song and considered releasing the song as a single.[1] The instrumental track was released as a single in its own right as a free download on the Illegal Art website.[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Believe in Magic" (instrumental) – 2:57


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fitzmaurice, Larry (2011-05-09). Listen: Girl Talk Teams Up With Jim Jones. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2014-02-09.
  2. Jim Jones ft. Lloyd and Girl Talk – Believe in Magic (Instrumental). Illegal Art. Retrieved on 2014-02-09.

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