Craig Mack, the hit rapper from the 1990s, has died.
Mack, known for his song “Flava in Ya Ear,” passed away of natural causes on Monday night in South Carolina, reports USA Today. He was 46.
Mack, who hailed from Long Island, New York, grew to fame under Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment label. In 1994, Mack released his debut album, “Project: Funk da World,” which featured the single “Flava in Ya Ear.” The song was nominated for a Grammy in the best rap solo performance category.
In 1997, he released a sophomore album, “Operation: Get Down,” after leaving Bad Boy.
In recent years, Mack devoted his life to religion and even began working on a documentary about his life.
Many of Macks’ friends and fellow hip-hop contemporaries paid tribute to him on social media.
DJ Funkmaster Flex said, “Rest in Peace! Good brother… #CraigMack… Alvin Toney love my brother…”
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