Craig Mack, the Bad Boy Records rapper best known for his 1994 hit "Flava In Ya Ear", has passed away.
Mack was spotted by Sean Combs, better known as Puff Daddy and records label in the 1990s, and released his first single under the name MC EZ in 1998. "He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord", Toney said.
Mack's producer Alvin Toney confirmed his death; the rapper died of heart failure at a hospital close to his home in SC on Monday night.More news: Important Stats for Investors: Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (FLXN), Progress Software Corporation (PRGS)
"Nobody got to understand his story", Toney said. "He wasn't scared. He was ready".
The rapper's follow-up album "Operation: Get Down", released by Street Life records in 1995 was unable to spawn a single anywhere near to the success of "Flava In Ya Ear". "He was ready." Craig leaves behind a wife and two adult children, according to the producer.
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Craig Mack tragically died on March 12, his producer, Alvin Toney, told The Daily News one day later.
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. He just reached out a couple of weeks ago for me to speak on his documentary about his life, ' he shared. Because Craig was my rodie on tour. Although the late 46-year-old rose to fame quickly in the early 90s, his mainstream success did not continue after the release of his biggest hit and first album. Mack was himself considered to be an icon of the early "90s heyday of Bad Boy Records" breakout years.More news: Send your name to the sun with Nasa's groundbreaking space probe