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Rapper & Diddy Protege, Craig Mack, Dead At 47

March 13, 2018 - 3:41 pm

WALTERBORO, S.C. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear'' has died.
Colleton County Corner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro, South Carolina. at around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.
The Long Island native at one time was part of Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment, which released his first album, "Project: Funk da World,'' anchored by "Flava in Ya Ear,'' which was nominated for a Grammy. His follow-up single, "Get Down'' went gold.
After Mack left Diddy, he released a second album, "Operation: Get Down'' in 1997 but left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.
DJ Scratch said on Instagram that Mack formerly handled his turntable setups and breakdowns.