Craig Mack, known for his stint with Bad Boy records in the early 1990s has passed away.

Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper who found fame on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records in the mid-1990s, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News. Mack — who launched to hip-hop acclaim with the platinum hit “Flava in Ya Ear” in 1994 before being overshadowed by fellow artists such as the Notorious B.I.G. — died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home Monday.


“God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine,” said Alvin Toney, who produced Mack’s debut album “Project: Funk Da World” and his “Get Down Remix.” Toney saw his dear friend a final time last week.


Back in 2012, Busta Rhymes sat down with DJ Vlad and debated about Biggie getting the better of him on the remix to Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear.” While Busta maintains that no one bested him on the track, he respects DJ Vlad’s stance.


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