For the last few years prior, the sound waves had been dominated by the West Coast-style G-Funk fueled by Dr. Dre's production, and with one single, Mack put himself, Bad Boy and New York City Hip-Hop on mainstream radio.
For those of us who were around the New York City Hip Hop scene in the '90s, it was a somber moment, but it also brought back some fun memories.
"R.I.P.to my main man Craig Mack another one gone", he wrote. The ensuing remix featured a scorching verse from Notorious B.I.G. and introduced many to a young Busta Rhymes. "Flava In Ya Ear" was Mack's crown jewel earning him a Grammy nomination before he made a decision to leave Bad Boy Records in 1995.
"Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear. So I wouldn't go". "It's unorthodox. It just fits on tracks".
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"Now, hold up, let's make this official/Everybody let's agree that MC's need a tissue". indeed a sad day for losing such a groundbreaking MC.
He had been ill for some time.
His death was confirmed to the outlet by his producer.
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In 1997, he released a sophomore album, "Operation: Get Down", after leaving Bad Boy.
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He was said to have died of heart failure in a hospital near his home in SC on Monday. "Craig Mack called us about six months ago and told us that he was real sick, that he might be dying soon", Sermon told TMZ.
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