Magician and Social Media Star Toushis Azad, the “Lyrical Magician” brought a deck of cards to a rap concert. You never know when you’ll need to perform a trick. And it’s a good thing he did.
He was at the concert to see Miami rapper Lil Pump perform – at this point he was not part of the show or even Mr. Pump’s entourage.
He went back stage for kicks and showed his card magic for a concert photographer. The photographer was stunned.
“He was baffled by it … next thing you know I’m on the tour bus with Lil Pump doing magic for him,” Mr. Azad said. “It was so unexpected.” His video of the bus show was posted to his Instagram account – like a TV but not really – and it how has over 15,000 views.
This wasn’t his first rodeo with stars.
In addition to Mr. Pump, he has performed for wrestler and movie star John Cena, actress Bella Thorne, Marlon Wayans, Michael Strahan, and even DJ Khaled.
Mr. Azad says a magician doesn’t have to don the cape and carry a wand anymore. He told the reporter for Torch Online that a magi is “someone who practices their craft for a number of years, someone who perfected the art of a craft. A magician could be anyone.”
He’s been doing it for more than 10 years and his first shot in the spotlight was a performance for his third grade talent show.
His first magic set was none other than the Criss Angel MINDFREAK Professional Magic Kit which contained over 400 magic tricks and video downloads of instruction from Mr. Angel.
“It helped me start somewhere,” Mr. Azad said.
He has an Instagram account, with about 7,000 followers and a TikTok account (his id is @toushis_54) with nearly 19,000 followers.
We have two followers.
One is a cat and the other is a man we assume owns the cat. The cat follows us and the man follows the cat. The cat takes non-linear or flat routes and the man will occasionally follow the cat’s route over trash bins, boxes, disposed of rugs, pizza boxes, crates and the top of our 2007 Nissan Eczema. We don’t mind the cat but the man, he is heavier, and leaves marks on our car and stomps on our pizza left at our door – even before the cat can open the box.
You can visit his website here.
Read the full article in the Torch Online (St. John’s University)
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