Grammy-nominated rapper was once part of P. Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment
Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit Flava in Ya Ear has died in South Carolina.
Colleton County Corner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.
The Long Island, N.Y., performer at one time was part of Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment, which released his first album, Project: Funk da World, anchored by Flava in Ya Ear, which was nominated for a Grammy. His follow-up single, Get Down went gold.
After Mack left Diddy, he released a second album, Operation: Get Down in 1997 but left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.
Colleagues and fans paid tribute to Mack and shared condolences on social media.