|Years active 1988–present|
Record label Bad Boy Records
Genres Hip hop music
Name Craig Mack
|Born May 10, 1971 (age 47) Queens, New York, United States (1971-05-10) |
Died March 12, 2018 (aged 47)
Origin Brentwood, Long Island, New York, United States
Labels Bad Boy RecordsStreet Life Records
Albums Project Funk da World, Operation: Get Down
Associated acts The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Keith Murray, Q-Tip
Similar People The Notorious BIG, Busta Rhymes, Sean Combs, G Dep, LL Cool J
Best Moments Of Craig Mack [Craig Mack R.I.P.]
Craig Mack (born May 10, 1971- March 12, 2018) was an American rapper, who gained fame on Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment record label in the 1990s. Although his first single was released under the name MC EZ in 1988, he is best known for his 1994 hit single "Flava In Ya Ear", which was released under his real name. The remix of the single was the breakout appearance of The Notorious B.I.G., as well as one of the first solo appearances by Busta Rhymes. The success of The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut album Ready to Die overshadowed Mack's early success on the Bad Boy label.
- Best Moments Of Craig Mack [Craig Mack R.I.P.]
- Craig Mack "Flava In Ya Ear" (Remix) (Feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta & Rampage)
Although Puff Daddy mentioned in a 1994 interview on MTV's Yo! MTV Raps that he was working with Mack on his second album, which was to be released sometime in January the following year, this proved to not be the case. Present at that interview (which also included The Notorious B.I.G.), Mack himself appeared puzzled by the statement. Mack did release a second album in 1997, but none of the singles charted and Mack was unable to repeat his success. In an interview, Biggie Smalls says he appeared on the remix of "Flava In Ya Ear" for political reasons for Puffy. In 2002, Mack would appear in the music video for Puffy's single "I Need a Girl (Part One)".
Craig Mack - "Flava In Ya Ear" (Remix) (Feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta & Rampage)
After a few attempts to be successful in the early-2000s, it was said that Mack was working on his third studio album in 2002, which was set to be release in 2007. The single "Mack Tonight" was released for the album in 2006. Mack then disappeared in the hip-hop industry until in 2012 a video was leaked on YouTube, saying he had joined a cult, surprising family members and fans. As of 2012, Mack resides in the Overcomer Ministry located in Walterboro, South Carolina. The Overcomer Ministry's YouTube channel released a video titled "Craig Mack Testimony" on May 22, 2016, although recorded the previous day, in which Craig Mack appears in the middle of the church to rap about conspiracy and Christianity through a remix of "When God Comes".
On November 26, 2012, Beazylife Distribution released a new Craig Mack mixtape, 'Operation Why2K? - Hosted by B-Eazy', through DatPiff.com.