American rapper Craig Mack dies

  • American rapper Craig Mack dies

American rapper Craig Mack dies

Mack started walking with a cane and got "real slim" in his final days, but still had his personality.

Fans of 1990s hip-hop will best remember Mack for his popular songs such as 1994's "Flava in Ya Ear" and "Get Down". Producer Erick Sermon said that Mack and he were working on an album prior to his death.

When Bad Boy Records launched, Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. were the main acts, with Mack's album being the label's first release.

He was featured briefly in the 2017 Bad Boy Records documentary "Can't Stop Won't Stop" but declined to participate in the reunion tour around its release. He mysteriously left the label and secured an album deal with Scotti Bros.

'God bless my friend. "He was a good friend of mine", he said. "I can not believe this dude is gone", said Scratch on Instagram.

Several members of the hip hop community have already taken to to social media in the early hours of Tuesday morning to voice their condolences.

For those not aware, Mack was a prolific old school 90's rapper.

Joe Budden tweeted, "Rest in peace Craig Mack". You will be sorely missed.

"I'm devastated over the news of Craig Mack". I was kicking it with my man Puff.

R.I.P. Craig Mack: 1971-2018. The rapper dropped his debut studio album, Project: Funk Da World, that same year but it was overshadowed by the massive success of Biggie's Ready to Die which was released just one week before. It was a pleasure to know you and rock with you.

In 1997, Craig Mack teamed up with Eazy Mo Bee for the remix of "What I Need".

The New York rapper's summer 1994 single became an instant hit and turned into a must-play classic and hip-hop anthem.

Mack died around 9 p.m. Monday in Walterboro, S.C., Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey told the Associated Press. "Finally, he gave in and said 'Ok Mo Bee, I'll do it'".

The Bad Boy family lost one of their own this week. Yes, he can get real raw and hardcore.