Grammy Award-nominated rapper Craig Mack, who helped put P. Diddy’s Dangerous Boy Information on the map, died Monday at age 46.
Mack rose to prominence along with his hit Grammy Award-nominated tune “Flava In Ya Ear” in 1994.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey stated Mack died at his dwelling in Walterboro round 9 p.m. Monday. He stated it appeared Mack died of pure causes.
The New York Each day Information reported his reason behind dying was coronary heart failure.
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Mack, who hailed from Brentwood, NY, began writing his personal songs when he was 12 years outdated. The long run rapper dreamed of being like LL Cool J and Run DMC.
P. Diddy signed Mack after he freestyled to R&B star Mary J. Blige. Dangerous Boy Information launched Mack’s album “Undertaking: Funk da World.”
The album’s most profitable tune, “Flava In Ya Ear,” led to a profitable remix that featured Infamous B.I.G., LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes.
Regardless of his success, Mack left Dangerous Boy Information reportedly on account of a tense relationship with late rapper Infamous B.I.G. and he didn’t have the identical success following “Flava In Ya Ear.”
Mack devoted his life to religion in 1997. A video from 2012 caught the rapper denouncing the “wickedness” of his former fame.
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Mack returned to music in 2017 and launched an album.
Just a few rappers paid tribute to the late rapper. Rapper Erick Sermon stated he was “devastated over the information” and stated the 2 had been engaged on a brand new album.
Rapper Biz Markie additionally shared his grief.
“R.I.P. to my predominant man Craig Mack one other one gone,” he wrote.
Mack is survived by his spouse and two grownup youngsters.
The Related Press contributed to this report.