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Bad Boy rapper Craig Mack dead at 46

13 March 2018, 03:41 | Myron Mathis

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Mack's producer confirmed to the New York Daily News that the 46-year-old had passed away at a hospital near his SC home after suffering heart failure.

Hip-hop pioneer and Long Island native Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear", has died in SC.

Craig was part of Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment and was behind The Notorious B.I.G's breakout performance on his single Flava in Ya Ear. "God bless my friend", he said. The rapper dropped his debut studio album, Project: Funk Da World, that same year but it was overshadowed by the massive success of Biggie's Ready to Die which was released just one week before.

Tributes from across the music industry have started to pour in. See those tweets, along with the video for "Flava In Ya Ear", below.

Mack's follow-up album, Operation: Get Down was released by on Street Life after he separated from Bad Boy Records in 1995; however, the album failed to spawn a single anywhere near as successful at "Flava In Ya Ear", and ultimately peaked at No. 46 on the Billboard 200 while failing to reach the same commercial success as his first album.

"Then a few years later he went on to make one of the biggest most iconic songs in Hip Hop history". Long Island's own. We were proud of Craig when he came out with the little indie song as MC EZ & TROUP.

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

More recently, Craig was filming a documentary on his life shortly before his tragic death.

"Nobody got to understand his story", Toney said.

'I wanted the world to know the talent he had.

'He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord. I can not believe this dude is gone. He was prepared to do that.

The late rapper is survived by his wife and two children. Ambrosia For Heads extends its deepest condolences to Mack's family, friends and millions of fans.

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