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Former Bad Boy MC who left industry for religion dies of heart failure
Craig Mack, the rapper who had the first hit on P. Diddy's iconic hip-hop label Bad Boy Records, died on Monday. He was 47.


Watch Diddy, Ma$e, Lil Kim Celebrate Bad Boy Doc With Medley
Faith Evans, Carl Thomas also appear at New York's Beacon Theatre following premiere of 'Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story'

According to the New York Daily News, the rapper died of heart failure at his Walterboro, South Carolina home. His death was confirmed by Mack's former producer Alvin Toney.

"Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit," Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Rolling Stone in a statement. "You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world. You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy. I will never forget what you did for hip-hop. You inspired me, and I will continue to try to keep inspiring others. We will always love you."

Mack is best known for the indelible classic "Flava in Ya Ear," – a Top 10 hit in 1994 that sold over a million copies – and its subsequent remix featuring Notorious B.I.G, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Rampage. The original would eventually reach No. 1 on the Billboard rap songs chart and No. 9 on the Hot 100 and earn a Best Rap Solo Performance Grammy nomination. "Craig is hip-hop's George Clinton, because his stuff is really off the wall," Diddy once told The New York Times. "He does what's from his heart, which is where it starts for him. But his energy comes from somewhere else."



Mack, born in the Bronx in 1970, helped make Bad Boy Records synonymous with New York hip-hop, kickstarting the label that would eventually make stars of Notorious B.I.G., Mase, 112 and more. In a 1995 profile in The New York Times, Mack said he was hooked on rap by his cousins at age nine and began to write his own lyrics at age 12. "I knew I wanted to be like LL Cool J and Run-D.M.C.," Mack recalled.

He became friendly with members of another famous New York rap group, EPMD, and accompanied them on tour. He did odd jobs for the group and did not perform, but Mack still remembered the experience as a valuable one. "All the time I was getting an education learning about the studio and the road," he explained.

Mack first started rhyming in the late 1980s. Under the name MC EZ, listed alongside DJ Troup, he released a single 12-inch on Fresh Records in 1988: "Just Rhymin'" b/w "Get Retarded." The nimble B-side would become a fave among rap fans and was interpolated by Dr. Dre and LL Cool J for the single "Zoom." Mack eventually met Diddy – who was at that time looking to set up Bad Boy after being fired from Uptown Records – outside the club Mecca in Manhattan. Mack freestyled for Diddy and earned a record contract.


After breaking through with "Flava in Ya Ear" and its accompanying gold-certified album Project: Funk Da World, Mack struggled to replicate his initial success. He left Bad Boy Records and released Operation: Get Down in 1997 but did not score a hit from the album. Mack later appeared in the video for Diddy's hit "I Need a Girl Part 1," but his solo career never regained momentum.

Mack eventually became a minister in South Carolina and appeared to renounce his former life as a rapper in a 2012 video. The video, taken at the Overcomer Ministry commune in Walterboro, S.C., shows the group's pastor Ralph Gordon Stair talking to Mack. "Craig Mack is dead," Stair tells the congregation. "We have somebody that used to be Craig Mack."
 
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2018-03-13 19:20:31

Former Bad Boy MC who left industry for religion dies of heart failure
Craig Mack, the rapper who had the first hit on P. Diddy's iconic hip-hop label Bad Boy Records, died on Monday. He was 47.


Watch Diddy, Ma$e, Lil Kim Celebrate Bad Boy Doc With Medley
Faith Evans, Carl Thomas also appear at New York's Beacon Theatre following premiere of 'Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story'

According to the New York Daily News, the rapper died of heart failure at his Walterboro, South Carolina home. His death was confirmed by Mack's former producer Alvin Toney.

"Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit," Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Rolling Stone in a statement. "You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world. You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy. I will never forget what you did for hip-hop. You inspired me, and I will continue to try to keep inspiring others. We will always love you."

Mack is best known for the indelible classic "Flava in Ya Ear," – a Top 10 hit in 1994 that sold over a million copies – and its subsequent remix featuring Notorious B.I.G, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Rampage. The original would eventually reach No. 1 on the Billboard rap songs chart and No. 9 on the Hot 100 and earn a Best Rap Solo Performance Grammy nomination. "Craig is hip-hop's George Clinton, because his stuff is really off the wall," Diddy once told The New York Times. "He does what's from his heart, which is where it starts for him. But his energy comes from somewhere else."



Mack, born in the Bronx in 1970, helped make Bad Boy Records synonymous with New York hip-hop, kickstarting the label that would eventually make stars of Notorious B.I.G., Mase, 112 and more. In a 1995 profile in The New York Times, Mack said he was hooked on rap by his cousins at age nine and began to write his own lyrics at age 12. "I knew I wanted to be like LL Cool J and Run-D.M.C.," Mack recalled.

He became friendly with members of another famous New York rap group, EPMD, and accompanied them on tour. He did odd jobs for the group and did not perform, but Mack still remembered the experience as a valuable one. "All the time I was getting an education learning about the studio and the road," he explained.

Mack first started rhyming in the late 1980s. Under the name MC EZ, listed alongside DJ Troup, he released a single 12-inch on Fresh Records in 1988: "Just Rhymin'" b/w "Get Retarded." The nimble B-side would become a fave among rap fans and was interpolated by Dr. Dre and LL Cool J for the single "Zoom." Mack eventually met Diddy – who was at that time looking to set up Bad Boy after being fired from Uptown Records – outside the club Mecca in Manhattan. Mack freestyled for Diddy and earned a record contract.


After breaking through with "Flava in Ya Ear" and its accompanying gold-certified album Project: Funk Da World, Mack struggled to replicate his initial success. He left Bad Boy Records and released Operation: Get Down in 1997 but did not score a hit from the album. Mack later appeared in the video for Diddy's hit "I Need a Girl Part 1," but his solo career never regained momentum.

Mack eventually became a minister in South Carolina and appeared to renounce his former life as a rapper in a 2012 video. The video, taken at the Overcomer Ministry commune in Walterboro, S.C., shows the group's pastor Ralph Gordon Stair talking to Mack. "Craig Mack is dead," Stair tells the congregation. "We have somebody that used to be Craig Mack."

HE DIED?




AND HE'S YOUNG BY TODAY'S STANDARDS...WOW!!! SHOCKING TO ME!!!
 
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um ten years older than him, and um still alive and kicking. I just started back doing my situps, pushups and rollups today. Umma live for another thirty years probably. Both my parents made it that far.

Eat right, exercise, see the doctor if you feel you need to, get your prostate exam (from a doctor, not trade), and stay away from drugs, cigarettes, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Long life is a choice.

 
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um ten years older than him, and um still alive and kicking. I just started back doing my situps, pushups and rollups today. Umma live for another thirty years probably. Both my parents made it that far.

Eat right, exercise, see the doctor if you feel you need to, get your prostate exam (from a doctor, not trade), and stay away from drugs, cigarettes, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Long life is a choice.

For men over 48, it's all in the PSA Count. Back in 2014, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 58 years old.



 
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2018-03-13 19:20:31

Former Bad Boy MC who left industry for religion dies of heart failure
Craig Mack, the rapper who had the first hit on P. Diddy's iconic hip-hop label Bad Boy Records, died on Monday. He was 47.


Watch Diddy, Ma$e, Lil Kim Celebrate Bad Boy Doc With Medley
Faith Evans, Carl Thomas also appear at New York's Beacon Theatre following premiere of 'Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story'

According to the New York Daily News, the rapper died of heart failure at his Walterboro, South Carolina home. His death was confirmed by Mack's former producer Alvin Toney.

"Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit," Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Rolling Stone in a statement. "You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world. You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy. I will never forget what you did for hip-hop. You inspired me, and I will continue to try to keep inspiring others. We will always love you."

Mack is best known for the indelible classic "Flava in Ya Ear," – a Top 10 hit in 1994 that sold over a million copies – and its subsequent remix featuring Notorious B.I.G, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Rampage. The original would eventually reach No. 1 on the Billboard rap songs chart and No. 9 on the Hot 100 and earn a Best Rap Solo Performance Grammy nomination. "Craig is hip-hop's George Clinton, because his stuff is really off the wall," Diddy once told The New York Times. "He does what's from his heart, which is where it starts for him. But his energy comes from somewhere else."



Mack, born in the Bronx in 1970, helped make Bad Boy Records synonymous with New York hip-hop, kickstarting the label that would eventually make stars of Notorious B.I.G., Mase, 112 and more. In a 1995 profile in The New York Times, Mack said he was hooked on rap by his cousins at age nine and began to write his own lyrics at age 12. "I knew I wanted to be like LL Cool J and Run-D.M.C.," Mack recalled.

He became friendly with members of another famous New York rap group, EPMD, and accompanied them on tour. He did odd jobs for the group and did not perform, but Mack still remembered the experience as a valuable one. "All the time I was getting an education learning about the studio and the road," he explained.

Mack first started rhyming in the late 1980s. Under the name MC EZ, listed alongside DJ Troup, he released a single 12-inch on Fresh Records in 1988: "Just Rhymin'" b/w "Get Retarded." The nimble B-side would become a fave among rap fans and was interpolated by Dr. Dre and LL Cool J for the single "Zoom." Mack eventually met Diddy – who was at that time looking to set up Bad Boy after being fired from Uptown Records – outside the club Mecca in Manhattan. Mack freestyled for Diddy and earned a record contract.


After breaking through with "Flava in Ya Ear" and its accompanying gold-certified album Project: Funk Da World, Mack struggled to replicate his initial success. He left Bad Boy Records and released Operation: Get Down in 1997 but did not score a hit from the album. Mack later appeared in the video for Diddy's hit "I Need a Girl Part 1," but his solo career never regained momentum.

Mack eventually became a minister in South Carolina and appeared to renounce his former life as a rapper in a 2012 video. The video, taken at the Overcomer Ministry commune in Walterboro, S.C., shows the group's pastor Ralph Gordon Stair talking to Mack. "Craig Mack is dead," Stair tells the congregation. "We have somebody that used to be Craig Mack."

2018-03-13 19:43:51

HE DIED?




AND HE'S YOUNG BY TODAY'S STANDARDS...WOW!!! SHOCKING TO ME!!!

It is because I have lost some as young as 10. My grandparents lived to at least 94 and I remember my great-grandmother at 108, I was 21 with a port call for the US Army
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