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“Flava in Ya Ear” Rapper Craig Mack Dies at 46

"Flava in Ya Ear" Rapper Craig Mack Dies at 46

Hip Hop veteran and the first rap artist to drop an album on Bad Boy Records, Craig Mack has passed away.

Read on to learn the cause of death for Craig Mack, who contributed one of the best hip hop songs in rap music history…

"Flava in Ya Ear" Rapper Craig Mack Dies at 46CelebNHealth247.com has the latest on Craig Mack, who passed away from congestive heart failure.

Former Bad Boy Records director of marketing Michelle Joyce confirmed the breaking news that Craig Mack died to CNN on Tuesday morning.

The 46-year-old rapper Craig Mack comes days after fans celebrated the 21st anniversary of the death of his label mate Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls.

Mack broke into the music industry with his 1994 song “Flava in Ya Ear” was the first single off of Sean Comb’s Bad Boy label. It was a remix of Mack’s song featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and LL Cool J as one of the defining songs of 1990s hip hop.

Like we said, the song “It’s not only one of the greatest debut singles in hip hop history, it launched a label,” says former Bad Boy president Kirk Burrowes.

After word got out of Craig’s passing, hip hop veterans Eric Sermon, LL Cool J and Diddy bid their farewell.

Sermon took to Twitter expressing:

“I’m devastated over the news of Craig Mack.. We just finishing up his new album.. smh.. Rest in Power Craig…”

Later he added:

“Craig Mack, the ’90s rap star who helped put Diddy’s Bad Boy Records on the map, has passed away. #RIP”

LL Cool J writes:

“Rest in power Craig. May the almighty embrace your soul & lift up your family and friends. it was a pleasure to know you & rock with you. You $tepped away from the game & did it your way.. I always respected that. #RIPCraigMack”

Missy Elliott said:

“I’m so saddened to get a text about Craig Mack? I am grateful to have worked with him on this song on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack & he was so kind funny & Talented ?? Rest peacefully Craig??”

Diddy said goodbye to Craig Mack on Twitter:

While, R.A. the Rugged Man also said his goodbye’s:

“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.”

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