Craig Mack who was an American Rapper who gained fame in the 90s on P Diddys Bad Boy Record Label alongside heavyweight The Notorious B.I.G. dies at 46 of apparent Heart Failure in a hospital near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina. Craig passed away Monday March 12, 2018.
Mack was best know for his 1994 hit single “Flava in Ya Ear” which later a remix single was released with a breakout appearance of The Notorious B.I.G., as well as one of the first solo appearances by Busta Rhymes. Once The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die album was released it overshadowed Mack’s early success on the Bad Boy Label.
Mack did release a second album in 1997, but none of the singles charted and Mack was unable to repeat his success. In an interview, Biggie Smalls says he appeared on the remix of “Flava In Ya Ear” for political reasons for Puffy. After a few attempts to be successful in the early 2000s, it was said that Mack was working on his third studio album in 2002, which was set to be release in 2007. The single “Mack Tonight” was released for the album in 2006. Mack then disappeared in the hip-hop industry until in 2012 a video was leaked on YouTube, saying he had joined a cult, surprising family members and fans. From 2012 until his death, Mack resided in the Overcomer Ministry located in Walterboro, South Carolina.
On November 26, 2012, Beazylife Distribution released a new Craig Mack mix tape ‘Operation Why2K? hosted by B-Eazy’, through DatPiff.com. In 2017, “The Mack World Sessions” was released, it contains 18 tracks recorded between 2000 and 2006. Following his death, rapper Erick Sermon wrote on Twitter that he was finishing work on Craig Mack’s new album.
R.I.P. Craig you will be missed!
Seen below Craig Mack (left), Sean P Diddy Combs (middle) and The Notorious B.I.G. (right)