Former rapper Craig Mack dies in South Carolina

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According to reports, Craig Mack, famous for his stint on the Bad Boy record label, has died.

The New York Daily News reports Mack died of heart failure near his SC home on Monday.

Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper who found fame on Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records in the mid-1990s, has died at age 46, his producer confirmed to the Daily News.

The hip-hop world has lost another member of its community.

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The success of the album was propelled by "Flava In Ya Ear" - especially the remix, which featured verses from Notorious BIG, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes.

His track "Flava In Ya Ear" was released in 1994 and reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, ultimately being certified platinum for selling over a million copies.

In the recent Bad Boy documentary Can't Stop, Won't Stop, Diddy and his team are seen trying to convince Mack to perform as part of the Bad Boy Reunion tour that took place in 2016.

After his second album, he largely retreated from the public eye and in 2012 was filmed at a church service denouncing the "wickedness" of his former life. Toney says Mack revealed he was ill when they saw each other last week, and that Mack was at peace with his condition.

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"I'm devastated over the news of Craig Mack", he wrote on Twitter. "Rest in Power Craig", Sermon tweeted.

Alvin Toney, Mack's producer on his Project: Funk Da World and Get Down Remix albums, confirmed the news in a statement to The New York Daily News, which reports Mack died on Monday from heart failure while in a SC hospital.

Released nearly 25 years ago in 1994, it tore the roof off of Hip Hop thanks to its all-star remix that featured LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, The Notorious B.I.G. and Rampage.

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