Craig Mack, “Flava In Ya Ear” Rapper Is Dead at 46


We have lost another beautiful soul in the hip hop community. “Flava in Ya Ear,” rapper Craig Mack–died of heart failure Monday, March 12 at 9 PM at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C. home. Mack was known for his stamp on Diddy’s Bad Boy label in the mid 1990s. Diddy and friends give their condolences and share memories via Twitter:



According to his longtime friend Erick Sermon, Mack has been sick for quite some time. The rapper called Sermon and a few of his other closest friends–including Biz Markie–months ago to inform them of his illness. Sermon also said that Mack had lost a lot of weight and walked around with a cane. Here’s an interview of Sermon explaining Mack’s final days to TMZ:

Mack’s friend Alvin Toney recently visited him at the Overcomer Ministry Church he attended before his passing. Toney stated Mack was in the process of filming a documentary about his life, explaining why he chose his religion over fame. “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 his wife and two adult children. He was 46. May his soul rest in peace and his music live on forever.

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