Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment is mourning. Craig Mack died of a heart failure on Monday. The New York rapper was 46. Mack is best known for the classic “Flava in Ya Ear,” – a 1994 super hit that sold over a million copies. Discover what Sean Diddy Combs and others has to say.
According to the New York Daily News, the rapper died of heart failure at his Walterboro, South Carolina home. His death was confirmed by Mack’s former producer Alvin Toney.
Diddy shared an old photo on Instagram in honor of Mack.
Mack is best known for the fantastic remix with the Hip Hop heroes Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Rampage “Flava in Ya Ear”. The number reached the top 10 in 1994 and sold more than a million copies.
After his breakthrough with his debut “Flava in Ya Ear,” he struggled to continue his success. “Project: Funk Da World” was not such a success. He left Bad Boy Records and released “Operation: Get Down” in 1997. Despite he left, he appeared in the music video clip “I Need A Girl Part 1” with Diddy.
Diddy calls Craig Mack the George Clinton of the hip-hop industry during an interview with The New York Times.
Mack was born in 1971 and he was the building block of Bad Boy Records’ success. In a 1995 profile in The New York Times, Mack said he was hooked on his old age 12. “I knew I wanted to LL Cool J and Run-DMC, “Mack recalled.
Mack began to rhyme in the late 1980s under the name MC EZ with 12-inch Singles like “Just Rhymin ‘” b / w “Get Retarded”. He finally met Diddy who was setting up Bad Boy at the time after being fired by Uptown Records outside club Mecca in Manhattan. Mack freestyled for Diddy and earned a record contract.
“It was a pleasure to know you & rock with you. You $tepped away from the game & did it your way.. I always respected that,” says LL Cool J.