Veteran Rapper Craig Mack Has Passed Away

Rapper Craig Mack, who rose to prominence in the early 1990s and helped jumpstart Diddy’s Bad Boy Records label with his 1994 hit, “Flava in Ya Ear,” died of heart failure at a hospital near his home in South Carolina on Monday, according to the New York Daily News. He was 46.

Mack’s longtime friend and producer Alvin Toney, who worked on his 1994 debut album, Project: Funk Da World, confirmed Mack’s death with the Daily News. Toney told the Daily News he met with Mack as recently as last week. He said Mack told him he was dealing with an unspecified illness.

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26 thoughts on “Veteran Rapper Craig Mack Has Passed Away

  1. Why motherfuckers only know Craig for making flava in ya ear? Like come on! Y'all making my man sound like a one hit wonder.
    Craig been dropping bars since '88 and still was pumping bars in the 2000's for example Get Down, not to mention he put Bad Boy on the map. Give this man props for what he has done, don't credit him for just one fucking song. Come on

  2. Hip hop back then had some real dope original names back then.. Notorious b.i.g, LL cool j, Rampage Busta RHYMES!!! Now you have, Lil xan Lil yahaty Lil uzi vert Lil pump Lil bibby Lil peep Lil skies… Lil dicky …. hate these same names no way to stand out in a crowd

  3. Diddy never cared about Craig their was an interview with him and biggie and he said Craig has another album coming this year and Craig watched him like wtf you talking about then diddy dropped him for biggies album

  4. “I smash teeth, fuck your beef, no relief
    I step on stage, girls scream like I'm Keith
    You won't be around next year
    My rap's too severe, kicking mad flava in ya ear!” -CM
    I remember jr high school, banging this in my ‘Sony CD Man’ with the giant matching headphones… Damn! RIP Craig Mack

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