According to the New York Daily News, rapper Craig Mack died at 46 years old. There are conflicting reports on his death by theNew York Daily News claims ” died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home Monday.”
Mack was on of the first artists on Diddy‘s Bad Boy level and his song “Flava In Ya Year” become a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1994. Shortly after blowing up, Mack disappeared from the music industry. There were reports he joined a cult after a video surfaced of the rapper at Overcomer Ministry, a conservative Pentecostal Christian group that some have accused of being a cult. Mack has remained quiet in media for years, but there were reports he was working on a new album.
Celebrities from all over the world are reacting to his passing. See below:
RIP Craig Mack. His “Flava In Ya Ear” was Bad Boy’s first hit and it was a monster. It dominated 1994. Mack’s lisp added something ineffable and ill to the record. Made it a little more messy and more raw and more hiphop.
Rest in Peace CRAIG MACK. Long Island's own. We were proud of Craig when he came out with the little indie song as MC EZ & TROUP. Then a few years later he went on to make one of the biggest most iconic songs in Hip Hop history. Rest EZ. Never forgotten. We love ya bro
1994, lunch. Me: I don't get Flava In Ya Ear. He's behind the beat. My friend @evanhr: Or maybe Craig Mack has a new flow, and your brain literally isn't ready for it. Me: … *5 hours later* Me: KICKIN..MAD…FLAVA…IN YA EARRRR *Evan was right*#RIPCraigMack
Don't know if I have anything particularly poignant to add about Craig Mack that others haven't already said. I do know that my two favorite rap remixes of all time are One More Chance and Flava In Ya Ear. RIP, Craig Mack.
Craig Mack did Flava in Ya Ear for Puff as a business thing, but Puff was focused on Big. While they’re on Yo! MTV Raps, he lies about Mack’s second album coming out, which never happened because Puff dropped him after his album only went Gold. Peep the look on Mack’s face. pic.twitter.com/HCiph3qfEK