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American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by ikorodureporta: 10:00am On Mar 13
Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper hailed as the starting foundation of Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News.

Mack, who launched to hip-hop acclaim with the platinum summer hit “Flava in Ya Ear” in 1994, 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 one final time last week.

He visited the former emcee at the Overcomer Ministry church he attends in Walterboro to film a documentary about the retired rhymer, and his decision to pass on fame for a life of deep religious conviction.

“Nobody got to understand his story,” Toney said. “I wanted the world to know the talent he had. It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church.”

Tony said Mack then told him that he had been ill for some time.


“He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” Toney said. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”

Mack is survived by a wife and two children, both adults, Toney said.

As a boy, the Suffolk County native dreamed of making it big like LL Cool J and Run DMC, according to a New York Times profile of Mack.

Mack’s short-lived career shined bright with the help of Diddy, then known under his first pseudonym Puff Daddy.


Source:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/craig-mack-new-york-rapper-diddy-bad-boy-label-dead-46-article-1.3871459

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by ikorodureporta: 10:06am On Mar 13
All these rappers jst dying early...

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Caustics: 11:42am On Mar 13
rip to this phenomenonal rapper

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by hubtiva: 11:43am On Mar 13
Say me well to Fela...

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Spar7tan(m): 11:43am On Mar 13
Regards to dagrin

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by igboOSU: 11:43am On Mar 13
If he calls himself BLACK, I don't care angry
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by tesppidd: 11:43am On Mar 13
Flava in ya ear!

RIP.

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Rikidony(m): 11:44am On Mar 13
GREET 2PAC 4 ME

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Heartmender1: 11:44am On Mar 13
cry cry : : cry cry'( cry'( cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Chujor1634(m): 11:44am On Mar 13
R.I.p
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Benjom(m): 11:44am On Mar 13
Knew this rapper then.
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by chloride6: 11:44am On Mar 13
naptu2
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by tkpoint2(m): 11:44am On Mar 13
Omo see Nose!!!
RIP
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by vioment: 11:45am On Mar 13
Here comes a brand new flava in your ear. He get like two tracks wey i like. RIP.

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by simonlee(m): 11:45am On Mar 13
Rikidony:
GREET 2PAC 4 ME
Tupac that is chilling somewhere in Mexico? dey there!

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by tesppidd: 11:45am On Mar 13
Rikidony:
GREET 2PAC 4 ME
lol
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by FarahAideed: 11:45am On Mar 13
ikorodureporta:
All these rappers jst dying early...

All the booze , smoke and drugs taking their toll

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Mrchippychappy(m): 11:45am On Mar 13
Most Nigerians no go even know who dis one be. Dey only know mainstream rappers

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by KrystosCJ(m): 11:45am On Mar 13
Heart failure.. mmanya gburu ya.
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by free2ryhme: 11:45am On Mar 13
ikorodureporta:
Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper hailed as the starting foundation of Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News.

Mack, who launched to hip-hop acclaim with the platinum summer hit “Flava in Ya Ear” in 1994, 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 one final time last week.

He visited the former emcee at the Overcomer Ministry church he attends in Walterboro to film a documentary about the retired rhymer, and his decision to pass on fame for a life of deep religious conviction.

“Nobody got to understand his story,” Toney said. “I wanted the world to know the talent he had. It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church.”

Tony said Mack then told him that he had been ill for some time.


“He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” Toney said. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”

Mack is survived by a wife and two children, both adults, Toney said.

As a boy, the Suffolk County native dreamed of making it big like LL Cool J and Run DMC, according to a New York Times profile of Mack.

Mack’s short-lived career shined bright with the help of Diddy, then known under his first pseudonym Puff Daddy.


Source:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/craig-mack-new-york-rapper-diddy-bad-boy-label-dead-46-article-1.3871459



Sad, RIP cry
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by jerryunit48: 11:46am On Mar 13
Oh No ! I love his music . RIP
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by ymailmode7088: 11:46am On Mar 13

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by DateMynd44: 11:48am On Mar 13
free2ryhme:
.
ode stop quoting the whole post. Grow up

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by makavele: 11:49am On Mar 13
Speed Darlington
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by fulaniHERDSman(m): 11:49am On Mar 13
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by free2ryhme: 11:50am On Mar 13
DateMynd44:
ode stop quoting the whole post. Grow up

Your brain has stretch marks

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by ehie(f): 11:50am On Mar 13
nigga mad cos i got more ass that butt trays ...

Craig Mack, one thousand degrees
You'll be on your knees, and you'll be burning, begging please
....
This bad MC with stamina like Bruce Jenner
The winner, tasting MC's for dinner
You're crazy like that glue, to think that you could outdo my one-two that's sick like the flu..

....Ha! The Mack's dope with more hope than your Pope
But for MC's more knots than rope

RIP Mack , one of the lyrical genuises

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Reelmii: 11:50am On Mar 13
y do ihave this feeling dat illuminati is involved, just a feeling though
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Nobody: 11:51am On Mar 13
ikorodureporta:
All these rappers jst dying early...

Na confra things...
Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by jabberjawz: 11:51am On Mar 13
'Flava in ya ear' & 'Get Down' were nuttin but dope arsze classics.......I still bump d album till date. I have his albums in my archive as well..........back when HIP HOP was HIP HOP..........Biggie showcased his talent in his verse of 'Flava in ya ear Remix' and the rest was history................ God Rest ur soul Kid.

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Re: American Rapper, Craig Mack Is Dead! by Elan83(m): 11:53am On Mar 13
Gr8 rapper bak in da dayz. flava in ya ear a wndful hit. R.i.p !

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