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Craig Mack

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Years active  1988–present
Record label  Bad Boy Records
Genres  Hip hop music
Role  Rapper
Name  Craig Mack

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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

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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.

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Craig Mack Craig Mack Denounces Rap And Allegedly Living in Religious

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)".

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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". 

The last part of the video entails a full version of the song with better production quality and a beat. The song expresses the cult's beliefs, that Craig plans to stay in the cult, and that he respects no one who wants him to come back to mainstream rapping. The song also mentions that he "moved [his] family to South Carolina", which doesn't align with other reports expressing the family's concerns for his choices. Still, Craig believes that he was doing "wickedness" in New York, and "righteousness" in South Carolina.
Craig Mack Craig Mack amp Biggie Smalls Freestyle on Westwood Circa

On November 26, 2012, Beazylife Distribution released a new Craig Mack mixtape, 'Operation Why2K? - Hosted by B-Eazy', through DatPiff.com.

Craig Mack Craig Mack joins a cult YouTube

Death

Mack died on March 12, 2018 from heart failure at a hospital near his home at Walterboro, South Carolina. According to DJ Scratch he was ill for some time before his passing and was prepared for a grim outcome. 

Craig Mack was apparently suffering from heart failure, having developed shortness of breath, from as early as about 6 months before his death when according to rapper Erick Sermon he called his friends to bid farewell. 

Following his death, Erick Sermon wrote on Twitter that he was finishing work on Craig Mack's new album. Multiple sources said he was either 46 or 47, but his passport used the birthyear 1970.

References

Craig Mack Wikipedia


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