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Rap Legend Craig Mack Dies At 46

Rap Legend Craig Mack Dies At 46

by | 13th March 2018
Craig Mack

Rapper Craig Mack, who found fame in the 1990s, was announced died on Monday night of heart failure, aged 46.

 

The hip-hop star rose to fame in 1994 with the hit single “Flava In Ya Ear”, and was the first artist to release an album on P Diddy‘s Bad Boy Records.

 

After splitting with Diddy, he released a second album titled “Operation: Get Down,” but eventually left music and devoted his life to religion.

 

Hailing from Brentwood, Long Island, he cut his first single while still a teenager, under the name MC EZ.

 

After it failed to make an impact, he worked as an assistant to local hip-hop heroes EPMD. They introduced him to Sean “Puffy” Combs – now known as P Diddy – who put him on a remix of Mary J Blige‘s ‘You Don’t Have To Worry’ in 1992.

 

Impressed with his contribution, Combs offered him a recording contract and released Mack’s laid-back debut album, “Project: Funk da World,” in 1994.

 

The success of the album was propelled by ‘Flava In Ya Ear’ – especially the remix, which featured verses from Notorious BIG, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes.

 

The single was certified platinum and nominated for a Grammy the following year, while the follow-up single, “Get Down”, went gold.

 

Mack reportedly died at a hospital near his home in South Carolina on Monday night.

 

Mack is survived by his wife and two children, who are both adults.

 

Fellow hip-hop artists like LL Cool J, Rugged Man, Erick Sermon and Funk Flex were among those paying tribute to the star.

 

 

 

 

 

Rest In Peace! Good brother… #CraigMack …. Alvin Toney love my brother…

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