90s Rapper Craig Mack is dead at age 46 from heart failure

14 March, 2018, 06:29 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • Rapper and Diddy protege Craig Mack dies at 46

Rapper Craig Mack, who had a US Top 10 hit with the seminal 1994 track Flava in Ya Ear, has died at his home in SC at the age of 47. Friend and longtime producer Alvin Toney was working on a documentary about Mack's influence and rejection of stardom.

In memory of Craig Mack, Salute Magazine put together a playlist featuring five essential tracks by the late-New York rapper, including his best-selling hit, "Flava In Ya Ear", his first single as MC EZ, and a few other surprises.

In 2012, after being away from the hip-hop scene for several years, a video was released in which Mack stated that he had joined the Overcomer Ministry, a conservative Pentecostal Christian organization.

The Music video for Mack's most popular song, "Flava in Ya Ear", shows Mack sporting a a jersey for the team.

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Bad Boy went on to become a powerhouse in rap and R & B with such artists as rappers The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Kim and Mase, singer Faith Evans and groups 112 and Total.

"Craig is hip-hop's George Clinton, because his stuff is really off the wall", he told The New York Times.

Toney states that Craig Mack gave up his rap career for religion.

'I wanted the world to know the talent he had. Rest in Power Craig.

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Funkmaster Flex posted a picture to Instagram with the caption,"Rest In Peace!"

In January, Craig Mack appeared as a guest on Erick Sermon's single "Come Thru" alongside Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz. I can not believe this dude is gone.

While the news of his demise remains unconfirmed, tributes have already started pouring in on social media from members of the hip-hop community.

When Sean "Puffy" Combs was relieved of his position at Uptown Records and launched his new label, Bad Boy Records, Craig Mack was tapped as one of its two flagship artists, joining a roster that also included The Notorious B.I.G. May the almighty embrace your soul and life up your family and friends.

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