Former rapper Craig Mack dies in South Carolina


Craig Mack, the '90s rap star who helped put Diddy's Bad Boy Records on the map, died at his home in SC of natural causes.

Alvin Toney, Mack's producer on his Project: Funk Da World and Get Down Remix albums, confirmed the news in a statement to The New York Daily News, which reports Mack died on Monday from heart failure while in a SC hospital.

Following Mack's death, the rapper Erick Sermon tweeted: "I'm devastated. we just finishing up his new album". I can not believe this dude is gone. Because Craig was my roadie on tour. He would set up & break down my turntables every night...

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Glaze had to request some water to recover his composure enough to sing his audition number, an acoustic rendition of Nick Jonas' "Levels".

The remix of Mack's single Flava In Ya Ear also provided one of the breakout moments for Bad Boy's revered star Notorious B.I.G.

Craig Mack released two albums in the 90s - Project: Funk da World and Operation: Get Down.

Craig's song "Flava In Ya Ear" was a major hit years ago and earned him a Grammy nomination.

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Born 10 May 1971 in New Jersey in the United States, Mack was best known in the nineties after finding fame on Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment record label. "I wanted the world to know the talent he had". Rest In Peace Craig Mack. "It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church". Craig's booming voice and unorthodox style, combined with producer Easy Mo Bee's futuristic Funk, were truly a brand new sound for a time in which Hip-Hop was undergoing a profound shift.

Colleton County Corner Richard Harvey says the 46-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday.

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

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Mack is survived by his wife and two adult children.