Craig Mack, the rapper from New York who found fame on Diddy’s Bad Boy label, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News.
Mack, who launched to hip-hop acclaim for the best-selling 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 “Project: Funk Da World.”
He visited Mack in South Carolina last week to film a documentary.
“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.”
Funkmaster Flex , DJ Scratch, rapper Biz Markie and Tyrese all took to social media to share their thoughts on Mack’s passing early Tuesday morning.
Mack is survived by a wife and two children, both adults, Toney said.