Craig Mack, New York rapper and hip-hop pioneer, dead at 46

14 March, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Julian Swanson
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Mack's cause of death has been confirmed as heart failure and reportedly he passed away in a hospital near his SC home on Monday.

His debut album "Project: Funk da World" went gold, but he struggled to replicate the success of his first single.

NY rapper Craig Mack has died at age 46, AP reports.

In 2012, after being away from the hip-hop scene for several years, a video was released in which Mack stated that he had joined the Overcomer Ministry, a conservative Pentecostal Christian organization.

The viral Atlanta-based news anchors are back with a new tribute to Craig Mack.

Bad Boy was a close family, "brothers and sisters by love and not blood", Joyce said, and Mack was an integral part of that.

After "Flava in Ya Ear", Mack returned to body the 1999 song "Wooden Horse" and a remix of G. Dep's "Special Delivery" in 2001.

When Bad Boy Records launched, Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. were the main acts, with Mack's album being the label's first release.

Grammy-nominated star DJ Scratch took to Instagram to lament the news, as he penned: I just got a disturbing phone call.

It is thought he had been ill for quite some time.

"Flava in Ya Ear" was produced by Easy Mo Bee who began his career working with Miles Davis.

"Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit", he wrote alongside a video of the artist.

'I wanted the world to know the talent he had. Sermon discussed the battle in a recent episode of The Cypher: "I beat Craig Mack". He tweeted, "Rest in power Craig. I can not believe this dude is gone", DJ Scratch recently stated on Instagram.

Fans have flocked to social media to honor the late rapper.

Mack is survived by his wife and two adult children, Toney tells the Daily News.

Erick says Craig maintained his personality, though. they eventually hooked up and even recorded some music, and shot a documentary before he died.

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