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Arts > Music > Rap, Hip-hop, Urban music > Late 20th, early 21st century > USA > Craig Mack    1970-2018

 

 

 

 Craig Mack backstage at a concert in Philadelphia in 1995,

part of a Bad Boy Records tour.

 

Credit Rtbunn/MediaPunch, IPX, via Associated Press

 

Craig Mack, ‘Flava in Ya Ear’ Rapper, Is Dead at 47

NYT

MARCH 13, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/
obituaries/craig-mack-flava-in-ya-ear-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Mack 1970-2018

 

(...) rapper

whose “Flava in Ya Ear,”

one of the most important

rap songs of the 1990s,

helped build the foundation

for Bad Boy Records,

one of hip-hop’s

most influential labels

 

(...)

 



Mr. Mack,

who rapped

under his given name,

was born in the Bronx

on May 10, 1970,

and raised on Long Island.

 

He began rapping

as a teenager

under the name MC EZ

and released

one single in 1988,

“Just Rhymin’ ”

backed with “Get Retarded,”

as part of MC EZ & Troup.

 

At the time,

Long Island

was a burgeoning

hip-hop talent center,

home to Rakim,

De La Soul

and the duo EPMD.

 

Mr. Mack was friends

with EPMD

and eventually

went on tour with them,

doing odd jobs.

 

He helped

their D.J., DJ Scratch,

assemble and disassemble

his turntables at shows.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/
obituaries/craig-mack-flava-in-ya-ear-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/
obituaries/craig-mack-flava-in-ya-ear-dead.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/03/13/
593101814/craig-mack-hit-rapper-with-flava-in-ya-ear-dead-at-47

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/13/
craig-mack-rapper-behind-flava-in-ya-ear-dies-aged-46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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