Grammy-nominated rapper was once part of P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment
The Associated Press Posted: Mar 13, 2018 9:22 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018 9:44 AM ET
Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit Flava in Ya Ear has died in South Carolina.
Colleton County Corner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.
The Long Island, N.Y., performer at one time was part of Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, which released his first album, Project: Funk da World, anchored by Flava in Ya Ear, which was nominated for a Grammy. His follow-up single, Get Down went gold.
After Mack left Diddy, he released a second album, Operation: Get Down in 1997 but left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.
Colleagues and fans paid tribute to Mack and shared condolences on social media.
#CraigMack killed the 90s with 1 song and 1 remix. 👂🏽. Untouchable. RIP.
Rest in Beats Craig Mack
Sad news. RIP to the legend, Craig Mack. pic.twitter.com/UZkab0hL8z
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