Former Bad Boy Records rapper Craig Mack has died

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2018

The rapper reportedly died at a hospital near his home in SC on Monday night.

Craig Mack, the Bad Boy Records rapper best known for his 1994 hit "Flava In Ya Ear", has passed away.

"God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine", Toney told the newspaper. "He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord", the producer admitted. "He wasn't scared. He was ready", said the music producer.

Mack is survived by a wife and two children, who are both adults, Toney said.

Mack, 46, was part of Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment in the 1990s and gained prominence with the record label at that time.

Legendary hip hop DJs Funkmaster Flex and DJ Scratch and others in the same field took to social media to confirm the hip hop star's passing and offer condolences.

Mack's debut album Project: Funk da World was released on Puff Daddy's record label and reached number 21 on the United States charts.

Mack's Bad Boy career was eventually eclipsed by another rapper on the same label: The Notorious B.I.G., whose debut album Ready to Die was also released in September 1994 was eventually certified four-times platinum. He just reached out a couple of weeks ago for me to speak on his documentary about his life.

Rappers Saafir, Craig Mack, The D.O.C. and late rapper Notorious B.I.G., pose for photos backstage after their performances in 1994. He would set up & break down my turntables every night on tour.

It's being reported that Mack, who rose to fame after joining Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records and then releasing the mega smash "Flava In Ya Ear", died in the early hours of this morning.

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