Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Bad Boy Rapper Craig Mack Has Passed Away

Bad Boy Rapper Craig Mack Has Passed Away

The rapper reportedly died at a hospital near his home in SC on Monday night.

Toney said: "God bless my friend".

Mack's debut album Project: Funk da World was released on Puff Daddy's record label and reached number 21 on the United States charts.

'Nobody got to understand his story, ' said Toney, who was also working with Mack and DJ Scratch on the documentary.

Mack is one of talents which Diddy (then Puff Daddy) launched his imprint Bad Boy Records in 1993, the same label that produced The Notorious B.I.G., Ma$e, Total, Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, 112, Black Rob, G Dep, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course Diddy himself.

Mack left the music industry shortly thereafter and resurfaced in 2012 when he espoused his religious beliefs in a YouTube video upon joining the Overcomer Ministry church in Walterboro.

During their last meeting, Toney said Mack informed him that he had been sick for a while and was "ready" to go.

Alvin confirmed to the Daily News that Craig had been sick for quite a bit of time before he sadly died. "He was prepared to do that. He wasn't scared. He was ready".

Toney noted that Mack is survived by a wife and two adult children.

Mack was spotted by Sean Combs, better known as Puff Daddy and records label in the 1990s, and released his first single under the name MC EZ in 1998.

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.

Following news of his death, a number of his contemporaries have paid tribute online with DJ Scratch writing: "I can not believe this dude is gone". I can not believe this dude is gone.

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