Craig Mack Told Erick Sermon He Might Be Dying Six Months Ago


The New York Daily News reports that he died of heart failure at a SC hospital near his home in Walterboro.

Mack, who hailed from Long Island, New York, grew to fame under Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment label. The Notorious B.I.G.'s album, Ready to Die, dropped on September 14, 1994 and Craig Mack's Project: Funk Da World dropped on September 20th.

According to Mack's producer, he died Monday (March 12) at a SC hospital.

Mack released his second album "Operation: Get Down" in 1997 before quitting music to devote his life to religion.

During his visit, Mack told Toney he had been sick for some time, according to the report.

Mack's producer Alvin Toney confirmed his death on Monday. Clearly, it worked. Craig's biggest hit was "Flava In Ya Ear", released in 1994 - the song reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and No. 1 on the USA rap charts.

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Mack, who hailed from Brentwood, NY, started writing his own songs when he was 12 years old. His early singles, "Just Rhymin'" and "Get Retarded" were later sampled by Dr. Dre, LL Cool J, DJ Muggs, and MC Eiht. Craig Mack might be known to the greater populace as a rapper that had one major hit, but he was more than that.

Mack didn't appear in Bad Boy's 2017 Apple Music documentary, Can't Stop Won't Stop, nor the 2017 documentary, Crazy Like That Glue: The Craig Mack Story, which focused on Mack's rift from Bad Boy.

Craig Mack was not the only high-profile death of this year. Mack freestyled and kicked his unique flavor in Diddy's ear, and the rest as they say is history.

I bet you my shit come out fatter, I got the data, to turn your body into anti-matter.

The late rapper is survived by his wife and two children. "Rest in Power Craig...", Erick Sermon of EPMD tweeted.

Ambrosia For Heads extends its deepest condolences to Mack's family, friends and millions of fans.