American rapper Craig Mack dies

Ruben Ruiz
March 14, 2018

He was a good friend of mine", said Alvin Toney, who produced Mack's debut album "Project: "Funk Da World" and his "Get Down Remix".

In his confirmation, Toney said: 'God bless my friend.

Mack, 46, was part of Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Entertainment in the 1990s and gained prominence with the record label at that time.

He added, "Nobody got to understand his story. Maybe he knew he was about to die but just didn't want to tell me", Mo Bee says. "I can not believe this dude is gone", said Scratch on Instagram.

Ambrosia For Heads extends its deepest condolences to Mack's family, friends and millions of fans. The album's highlight included the hit single, "Flava in Ya Ear".

Rap icons and music lovers celebrated Mack for his contribution to the art form.

The rapper's producer confirmed the sad news to NY Daily News Tuesday morning (Mar. 13).

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Industry colleagues responded with sadness to the news of Mack's passing.

EPMD's Erick Sermon tweeted that he was just finishing up an album with Mack. "Rest in Power Craig..." Mack - yeah, his real name is "Craig Mack" - was apparently suffering from a fatal and chronic heart condition.

The Long Island, N.Y. rapper was known for being a lyrical spitfire delivering clever punchlines and braggdocios rhymes during his brief tenure on Bad Boy. Biz Markie wrote: "R.I.P TO MY MAIN MAN CRAIG MACK ANOTHER GREAT ONE GONE".

Maybe that machine chewed Mack up and spit him out. He also released a third album, The Mack World Sessions past year.

Rapper Biz Markie also paid tribute, saying, "He had two ideal singles and the platonic rap remix". That's more than most. It was a throwback to the intro where Mo Bee tells Mack to "kick that old robotic, futuristic, George Jetson insane joint!"

- Swin Cash (@SwinCash) March 13, 2018This was is and always will be iconic. DJ Scratch said on Instagram that Mack formerly handled his turntable setups and breakdowns.

Tributes to the rap star have come from fellow artists.

Other reports by GizPress

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