Craig Mack

  • "Rest in Heaven BLESSINGS always To you an your Family!"
    - Chell Petty
  • "Man' You have left the earth WELL, kNOWN MADE, SOMETHING..."
    - Cenith Reid
  • "RIP....gone too soon..But I can hear flava in my ear and..."
    - Debbie Flowers
  • "God has an high"
    - deb
  • "Rip"
    - Shawn Dixon

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WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) - Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear" has died in South Carolina.

Colleton County Corner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.

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The Long Island, New York, native at one time was part of Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment, which released his first album, "Project: Funk da World," anchored by "Flava in Ya Ear," which was nominated for a Grammy. His follow-up single, "Get Down" went gold.

After Mack left Diddy, he released a second album, "Operation: Get Down" in 1997 but left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.

DJ Scratch said on Instagram that Mack formerly handled his turntable setups and breakdowns.

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