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Flava In Ya Ear rapper Craig Mack dies, aged 46

Flava In Ya Ear rapper Craig Mack dies, aged 46

Hip-hop pioneer and Long Island native Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear", has died in SC.

The New York Daily News reports that Mack did not expect to live long after battling an undisclosed illness.

Following Mack's death, the rapper Erick Sermon tweeted: "I'm devastated. we just finishing up his new album". Because Craig was my rodie on tour. He would set up & break down my turntables every night...

His friend and former producer Alvin Toney told the New York Daily News that Mack "was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord".

Mack - who launched to hip-hop acclaim with the platinum hit "Flava in Ya Ear" in 1994 before being overshadowed by fellow artists such as the Notorious B.I.G. - died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home Monday. "Rest In Peace Lil Bro". He was also signed to Diddy's then-upstart label Bad Boy Records and started working on his debut project, Project: Funk Da World.

'I wanted the world to know the talent he had. Mack's a brand new flava in ya ear.

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Mack's huge 1994 hit, 'Flava, ' earned him a Best Rap Solo Grammy nomination, although he lost to Queen Latifah.

In 2017, a documentary titled Crazy Like That Glue: The Craig Mack Story was released, which shed new light into Mack's split from Bad Boy. "It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church".

It's a sad day in the world of Hip Hop this morning as it has been announced that the rapper Craig Mack has passed away at the age of 46.

Craig Mack is survived by his wife and two children.

Rap icons and music lovers celebrated Mack for his contribution to the art form.


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