Craig Mack, who took the world by storm in the early 90’s and helped Puff Daddy launch Bad Boy Records into another stratosphere with his “Flava In Ya Ear” single has passed away due to heart failure at the age of 46. His last breath was taken at a hospital near his home in South Carolina.
Producer Alvin Toney, who worked on Mack’s Project: Funk Da World debut in 1994, saw the rapper recently when visiting the Overcomer Ministry church he attends to film a documentary about his decision to leave rap for religion.
“Nobody got to understand his story,” Toney told the NY Times. “I wanted the world to know the talent he had. It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church.”
“He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” he continued. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”
Mack is survived his wife and two children, both adults.