March 13 (UPI) — Craig Mack, the rapper finest identified for releasing “Flava in Ya Ear” beneath Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ Dangerous Boy Information, has died on the age of 47.
Mack died Monday of pure causes in his residence close to Walterboro, S.C., the Colleton County Coroner’s Workplace confirmed to NPR. Alvin Toney, who labored with Mack as a producer, informed the New York Each day Information that the rapper died of coronary heart failure.
Mack’s Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling 1994 observe “Flava in Ya Ear” from his debut album Undertaking Funk da World, was the primary single launched beneath Combs’ Dangerous Boy file label. The tune additionally obtained a notable remix and music video that includes hip-hop legends Infamous B.I.G., LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes.
Mack left Dangerous Boy to launch his second album in 1997, titled Operation: Get Down. After finally leaving the music trade, Mack lived a quiet life in South Carolina, the place he joined the Overcomer Ministry.
The Colleton County ministry is a commune of some 70 members that stay collectively in trailer properties and worship beneath preacher Ralph Gordon Stair, who a number of former members have accused of sexual assault, in response to the Charleston Put up and Courier.
“He was ready for no matter comes, to go residence to the Lord,” Toney, who labored on Mack’s debut album stated. “He was ready to do this. He wasn’t scared. He was prepared.”
Toney stated that Mack is survived by his spouse and two youngsters, each adults.