Craig Mack
Craig Mack

Birth name

Craig Jamieson Mack

Also known as



May 10, 1970
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.


Long Island, New York, U.S.


March 12, 2018 (aged 47)
Walterboro, South Carolina, U.S.


Hip hop


Rapper, record producer

Years active

1988-2006, 2012-2018


Bad Boy, Street Life

Associated acts

Sean Combs, Easy Mo Bee, MC EZ & Troup, The Notorious B.I.G.

Craig Jamieson Mack (May 10, 1970 - March 12, 2018) was an American rapper and record producer from Long Island, New York. He gained fame in the mid-1990s on Puff Daddy's label Bad Boy Records, mainly due to the success of his single "Flava in Ya Ear". The remix of the single featured the breakout appearance of The Notorious B.I.G., as well as one of the first solo appearances by Busta Rhymes. The release of Mack's debut album Project: Funk da World in 1994 was greatly overshadowed by the release of B.I.G.'s album Ready to Die, which was released one week earlier.

Mack released a second album, Operation: Get Down, in 1997 on another record label, but it did not have any charting singles and failed to do well commercially or critically. Mack disappeared from the hip hop scene a couple of years after the release of the album.

From 2012, Mack resided in the Overcomer Ministry located in Walterboro, South Carolina. On 12 March 2018, Mack died from heart failure at a hospital near his home.


Studio albums

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