Rapper Craig Mack dies aged 47

Rapper Craig Mack dies aged 47

Rapper Craig Mack dies aged 47

According to the New York Daily News, Mack died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., on March 12th.

"My style is a style that ain't a style, so I can go buck wild", Mack said in a "Rap City" interview in 1994, when his debut album "Project: Funk da World" was released.

Mack, who hailed from Long Island, New York, grew to fame under Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment label.

Former rapper Craig Mack, 46, known for "Flava in Ya Ear", died in SC on Monday.

Mack eventually left Bad Boy and in 1997 released an album titled "Operation: Get Down".

However, Toney says Mack had been very ill for some time and knew he didn't have much longer to live.

The hip-hop community is in low spirits as rap artiste Craig Mack has reportedly passed away. The news was confirmed on March 13 by a producer who worked with the rapper named Alvin Toney.

However, this wasn't Mack's first single. The ensuing remix featured a scorching verse from Notorious B.I.G. and introduced many to a young Busta Rhymes. "You stepped away from the game and did it your way.I always respected that", tweeted LL Cool J, adding #RIPCraigMack.

A devoutly religious person, Mack apparently doubled-down on his religious activities, moved from NY, and stopped rapping.

"Rest In Peace! Good brother", Funkmaster Flex said on Instagram. Mo Bee produced a number of hits for Bad Boy on those first two albums, as well as two songs for 2Pac's Me Against the World.

Tributes poured in for the musician, with musician and actor Tyrese penning: "I hope this isn't true".

When Sean "Puffy" Combs was relieved of his position at Uptown Records and launched his new label, Bad Boy Records, Craig Mack was tapped as one of its two flagship artists, joining a roster that also included The Notorious B.I.G.

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