Craig Mack, the Dangerous Boy Information affiliated rapper who first gained fame with the 1994 single, “Flava In Ya Ear,” has died on the age of 46 years previous.
Mack was one of many first artists signed to the nascent Dangerous Boy Information by Puff Daddy within the early ’90s and gave the label its first profitable rap single with “Flava In Ya Ear.” After the success of the unique, the track’s remix launched the world to The Infamous BIG, whose debut Prepared To Die wound up outselling Mack’s Undertaking: Funk Da World by a big quantity. Undertaking: Funk Da World finally peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and No. 6 on Billboard‘s US R&B charts and authorized gold by the RIAA.
Mack’s follow-up album, Operation: Get Down was launched by on Road Life after he separated from Dangerous Boy Information in 1995; nonetheless, the album did not spawn a single wherever close to as profitable at “Flava In Ya Ear,” and finally peaked at No. 46 on the Billboard 200 whereas failing to achieve the identical industrial success as his first album.
“Flava In Ya Ear” has come to be thought of a hip-hop basic, even showing in a latest automobile advert as motivational music, and Mack himself has grow to be an icon of the early ’90s heyday of Dangerous Boy Information’ preliminary breakout years.
Mack’s loss of life was confirmed by a variety of the MCs, DJs, and producers who knew him, together with Biz Markie, Funkmaster Flex, and DJ Scratch.