Craig Mack, Bad Boy Records’ First Hitmaker, Dead at 46

He gave us the iconic hip hop song “Flava in Ya Ear.”

Rapper Craig Mack (46) passed away on Monday of heart complications. Mack passed in his home in Walterboro, SC where he resided after he left a life of fame to pursue a more religious life.

Craig, Long Island, New York-bred MC, was best known for his work with Sean “Diddy” Combs on Bad Boy Records, giving us the 1994 hit “Flava In Ya Ear.” The ’90s club banger was the first hit song to come out of the then upstart label, reaching the Top 10 on Billboard’s 100.

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