Craig Mack Passes Away at 46

Long Island, New York rapper Craig Mack has passed away at the age of 46, his producer Alvin Toney has confirmed. The Bad Boy member died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, South Carolina home on Monday.

“God bless my friend,” said Toney. “He was a good friend of mine. Nobody got to understand his story. I wanted the world to know the talent he had. It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church. He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord. He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”

Mack was one of the first artists signed to Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records label. He rose to fame with his hit single “Flava in Ya Ear” in 1994 and released his debut album Project: Funk da World later that year. The remix of “Flava in Ya Ear” introduced the world to The Notorious B.I.G.

Sad To Hear About Craig Mack Passing… Our First Gang Starr Tour Opening Up For EPMD In 1990 When Craig Was Just A Roadie Setting Up @djscratch Turntables and EPMD's Stage… After Every Gig He and Redman Would Battle The Whole Town In Our Hotel Lobby For Real Every Fuckin Night… Chubb Rock, Father MC and DJ Quik Were Also On The Tour. We Couldn't Afford A Tour Bus So I Drove My Mazda MPV And Followed The Bus With Me, Biggest Gord, Lil Dap & Guru. It Was Such A Family Atmosphere So We Toured Again In 1992 Along With Das Efx, K-Solo and Now Redman Was A Gold Artist Of His Own… This Is 2 Years Before The Bad Boy Label Era. Salute To Alvin Toney For The Confirmation and Also Touring With Us On 2 Of The Wildest Tours I've Ever Experienced In My Career… R.I.P. Mack #MCEZandTroop #GetRetarted @erick_sermon @pmd_mic_doc @redmangilla @ksolo @officialdasefx @djquik

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Big Mack! 🙏🏾 ‘93 #ripcraigmack #ripbiggie #ripbadboy

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