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#RIP: Hip-Hop Bids Farewell To Bad Boy Records' Craig Mack

The "Flava In Ya Ear" rap star passed away at 46.

Another hip-hop legend Craig Mack earned his wings on Monday (March 12) after the 46-year-old passed away from reportedly natural causes.

Righteously idolized for his 1994 summer-smashing, Grammy-nominated “Flava In Ya Ear” hit, Mack rose to rap prominence and placed Diddy’s Bad Boy Records empire on the map with just one track. The record accelerated the careers of Busta Rhymes and Mack’s future label mate Notorious B.I.G. after the two Brooklyn heavyweights appeared on the “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” as well. Fellow Brooklyn-natives LL Cool J and Rampage also penned bars across the remix. As the first artist signed under Bad Boy, Mack’s legacy is forever imprinted with rap pioneership for one of hip-hop’s most timeless and dynamic tracks and monumental record labels in history.

For that, hip-hop thanks, commemorates and remembers Craig Mack in his 46 years of life.

See how his industry mates honored his legacy and home-going in the posts below.  

  1. Diddy

  2. DJ Scratch

  3. DJ Funkmaster Flex

  4. Erick Sermon

  5. Boi-1da

  6. Chuck D

  7. Statik Selektah

  8. 9th Wonder

  9. Twista

  10. Pete Rock

  11. Freddie Gibbs

  12. Redman

  13. Joe Budden

  14. Juicy J

  15. Biz Markie

  16. Easy Mo Bee

  17. M.I.A

  18. Immortal Technique

  19. Faith Evans

  20. Tyrese

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