The 39th annual birthday celebration for the Bishop Don Juan will be held tomorrow December 5th 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual Players Ball devolved over the years from a award show to honor famous pimps to becoming a event that lures celebrities each year. In the past few years; Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Nick Cannon and others have attended since the event shifting form Chicago to Los Angeles. The event has been the center focus of HBO undercover series, to hollywood films, Discovery channel documentaries, parodies and even big budget movies. This year the event will be held at Maverick Flats in downtown La. Performing live this year is “because I got high” hit maker Afroman, rapper Ditch, and Mac Lucci. For more information call the phone number on the flier in this story.
More about Bishop Don Magic Juan:
Don “Magic” Juan, born Donald Campbell (also known as The Chairman of the Board, Archbishop Don ‘Da Magic’ Juan, Bishop Magic Juan, or just Bishop) is an American former pimp, preacher, hip hop personality, actor, and fashion designer from Chicago. He is also the founder of the Players Ball, an annual celebration of his former “pimp” lifestyle.
Juan’s climb to mainstream celebrity began when he met Snoop Dogg backstage at the Soul Train awards. They soon became good friends, and Juan became Snoop’s “spiritual advisor”. He also acts as a “spiritual advisor” to Gina Gershon as seen in an episode of the documentary series Rocked with Gina Gershon. To date, Juan has not released any albums of his own, although in 2003, Snoop Dogg stated that he was working on producing Juan’s first album. Juan did release a compilation album of ’70s and ’80s soul classics in 2006, titled Green is for the Money, Gold is for the Honeys.
Juan has had several supporting roles in music, videos, and live stage shows of established rap artists, including an appearance in the B-Real music video “Los Angeles” directed by Director Hugo V., a remix of 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.”, (as well as being featured in the music video), and a spoken-word interlude on Da Brat’s album Unrestricted. He is also featured in Twista’s song “Pimp On” from the Kamikaze album, and “Bo$$ Playa” from Snoop Dogg’s album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. Juan can also be seen as part of Snoop’s entourage in movies such as Starsky & Hutch and Old School. His TV appearances include the Ice-T episode of Behind the Music, Girls Next Door, The Daily Show, Rob and Big, and Viva La Bam., Pimps Up, Ho’s Down, a documentary about the pimping lifestyle, and the Hughes Brothers-directed documentary American Pimp.
Juan was caricatured in Aaron McGruder’s comic strip The Boondocks for a November–December 2003 story arc during which Boondocks characters Huey and Caesar were attempting to find then-U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice a boyfriend. He also had a small role as a pimp associated to the character Money Mike, played by Katt Williams, in the film Friday After Next starring Ice Cube. Juan made a brief appearance on the first episode of Mind of Mencia. In 2007, Juan was honored with his own colorway of the McNally skateboard shoe by Emerica.
Juan has also appeared in Rugged Entertainment’s Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff, directed by Thomas Gibson and produced by Peter Spirer. The film was featured on Showtime.
Juan also appeared in American Gangster TV series during the episode about Willie Lloyd and the Vice Lords. Juan has also appeared as a guest on Manswers.
He is featured on the 2011 song “Talent Show” by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa from their joint album Mac & Devin Go to High School.