Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

New York Rapper Craig Mack Dead at 46

New York Rapper Craig Mack Dead at 46

The musician died of heart failure at a hospital near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina, on Monday, reports the New York Daily News.

It's with heavy hearts that we report NY veteran, Craig Mack, who was apart of Diddy's Bad Boy Records in the 90's, has passed away at the age of 46.

'God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine.

Producer Alvin Toney confirmed the devastating news as he insisted: 'He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord.

'Nobody got to understand his story, ' said Toney, who was also working with Mack and DJ Scratch on the documentary. "He wasn't scared. He was ready", said the music producer.

Mack is survived by a wife and two children.

In the recent Bad Boy documentary Can't Stop, Won't Stop, Diddy and his team are seen trying to convince Mack to perform as part of the Bad Boy Reunion tour that took place in 2016.

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Mack was one of the first artists signed to the nascent Bad Boy Records by Puff Daddy in the early '90s and gave the label its first successful rap single with "Flava In Ya Ear".

Released nearly 25 years ago in 1994, it tore the roof off of Hip Hop thanks to its all-star remix that featured LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G. and Rampage.

"I just got a disturbing phone call".

"Because Craig was my roadie on tour".

After departing Bad Boy Records Mack went on to release a follow-up album, Operation: Get Down, in 1997.

After the huge commercial success of the original single, the song's remix introduced hip hop fans to "The Notorious BIG", whose debut "Ready To Die" turned out to be even more successful by outselling Mack's "Project: Funk Da World" by a significant amount.

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