Craig Mack, Former Bad Boy Artist, Dies At 46

  • Craig Mack, Former Bad Boy Artist, Dies At 46

Craig Mack, Former Bad Boy Artist, Dies At 46

Rapper Craig Mack, popular for his single 'Flava In Ya Ear', has died.

Mack's death was confirmed by a number of the MCs, DJs, and producers who knew him, including Biz Markie, Funkmaster Flex, and DJ Scratch.

According to the New York Daily News, Mack died of heart failure in hospital near his home in SC on Monday.

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 was filmed decrying his former life as "wickedness", but did release an album in 2017, The Mack World Sessions.

Mack released his second album "Operation: Get Down" in 1997 before quitting music to devote his life to religion.

Even a close friend DJ Scrach shared a pic of Mack on Instagram, revealing that he'd recently been in touch with the legendary rapper to discuss a documentary about his life.

Rapper Craig Mack has died at the age of 46, according to reports in the United States press. Released nearly 25 years ago in 1994, it became very popular thanks to its all-star remix that featured LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G. and Rampage.

"Nobody got to understand his story", Toney said to the Daily News. "It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church", stated Toney. Because Craig was my [roadie] on tour. "He was a good friend of mine", Toney said.

He is survived by his wife and two adult children. In a tweet today, rapper/producer Erick Sermon stated: "We just finishing up his new album".