Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Flava In Ya Ear rapper Craig Mack dies, aged 46

Craig Mack
Johnny Nunez  WireImage Craig Mack Johnny Nunez WireImage
Lora Ball | 13 March, 2018, 13:55

Rapper Craig Mack, best known for the song "Flava in Ya Ear", has died aged 46.

Mack's death is being mourned by other hip-hop stars, including Funkmaster Flex, DJ Scratch, and Biz Markie.

Mack's producer Alvin Toney told the New York Daily News that the Long Island-based rapper died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home, on Monday.

The remix of Mack's single Flava In Ya Ear also provided one of the breakout moments for Bad Boy's revered star Notorious B.I.G. The album's highlight included the hit single, "Flava in Ya Ear", which went platinum and reached as high as #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 charts back in 1994. The rapper largely stepped away from music following his 1997 second album Operation: Get Down, though in 2017 he released The Mack World Sessions.

Mack is said to have been working on a documentary about his life at the time of his passing.

"Nobody got to understand his story", Toney said.

Paul Pogba Misses Man United Training Ahead of Sevilla Clash
But Montella is confident his side can progress to the semi-finals if they score the first goal of Tuesday's clash. United are in a good run of form this season, and they seem to be getting hotter at the flawless time.

American customers stockpile Canada steel as tariffs loom
Being forced to rule on the Trump tariffs "would put the WTO in a tough spot", DeBusk says. Trump has also left open the possibility that other countries will be excused.

Despite Fox's Counterprogramming: Strong Return for 'American Idol
She was entertaining, but she also had a strong voice. "I'm going to give you a 'no, ' but you have already scored major". What's the same, at least in Sunday's two-hour taped-auditions première? She seems to be screaming more than singing.

"I can not believe this dude is gone", said DJ Scratch, the stage name for George Spivey. "He was a good friend of mine", Toney said. "I can not believe this dude is gone", said Scratch on Instagram.

'I wanted the world to know the talent he had.

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

Brooklyn's DJ Scratch remembered Mack as the hardworking roadie who helped set up and break down his turntables on tours. He just reached out a couple of weeks ago for me to speak on his documentary about his life.

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.

Recommended

  • Frigid night ahead with snow flurries possible

    Frigid night ahead with snow flurries possible

    Mostly sunny skies on Thursday coupled with breezy southwest winds will push temperatures into the upper 60s Thursday afternoon. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and cold temperatures continue, with an overnight low of 36 degrees.
    Palestinians slam United States  announcement to hold conference on Gaza crisis

    Palestinians slam United States announcement to hold conference on Gaza crisis

    He said that despite the attack he remained committed to Palestinian unity and would continue to come to Gaza. Hamdallah appeared on television shortly after the explosion as he opened a plant in the territory.

    QTS Realty Trust's (NYSE:QTS) Buy Rating Reiterated at SunTrust Banks

    Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Chilton Capital Limited Liability stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW).
  • Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to ZenFone 4 Pro

    Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to ZenFone 4 Pro

    There's no follow-up model yet as it is too early but good news, the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are getting the Android Oreo update. The update has a version number of V15.0410.1802.34, and was just released today, so it may not be available to everyone yet.
    Santa Clarita is 16th Happiest City in USA — WalletHub Survey

    Santa Clarita is 16th Happiest City in USA — WalletHub Survey

    Though Pearl City ranked 57th for income and employment, the study does note that money can't buy happiness. "The U.S. And to celebrate, they've surveyed more than 180 of America's largest cities to find out which was the happiest.
    Coutinho would welcome Neymar back to Barcelona: Arthur...?

    Coutinho would welcome Neymar back to Barcelona: Arthur...?

    The Brazil worldwide is now recovering from foot surgery having missed Paris Saint-Germain's second leg against Real Madrid . However, a Brazilian who will definitely be joining Barcelona at the end of the season is the young Arthur.
  • TCS shares slip 5% after Tata Sons offloads stake via block deal

    TCS shares slip 5% after Tata Sons offloads stake via block deal

    Tata Sons, which holds about 74% in TCS , will sell the software biggie's shares at a price between Rs 2,872 and Rs 2,925 apiece. The $1.5 billion six-year loan is set to be the first offshore syndicated facility taken out by Tata Sons since 2007.
    Women's basketball to face Dayton in NCAA Tournament

    Women's basketball to face Dayton in NCAA Tournament

    The Eagles (19-15), who finished with their most wins since the 2010-11 season, will face off against Western Kentucky on Tuesday. The Cards have also had their best start this year by winning 20 straight games , the longest in the program's history.
    TV host Aditya Narayan arrested for rash driving

    TV host Aditya Narayan arrested for rash driving

    Sources told the Free Press Journal that the autorickshaw toppled after the speeding luxury auto rammed in to it from the rear. The accident took place between 1 and 2 pm in front of Indralok Building, Lokhandwala Back Road in Andheri West.
  • Manchester United don't need Paul Pogba: Liverpool game showed that - Craig Burley

    Manchester United don't need Paul Pogba: Liverpool game showed that - Craig Burley

    Those who are looking for enhanced odds exclusives can have a look at Betfair's enhanced odds of United beating Huddersfield 25/1. They register one win on the road, but it was against a lowly Malaga side that can't get a win to save their lives at the moment.
    HBO Orders Nicole Kidman Limited Series Thriller The Undoing

    HBO Orders Nicole Kidman Limited Series Thriller The Undoing

    Check, and congratulations, you've completed the Roles I'd Like To See Nicole Kidman Play scorecard. Kelly will serve as executive producer, writer, and showrunner.

    Oil prices down 1% over U.S. output worries

    Also on Sunday, Saudi officials said they would be delaying the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco until 2019. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures were trading down 0.6% at $61.70 a barrel.

Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri Seminoles return to NCAA tournament, will open against Missouri The Seminoles' season was one of close wins and close losses, but they're not heading into the NCAA Tournament with much momentum. The Seminoles made the tournament last season and advanced to the second round before being ousted by Xavier.

Jose Mourinho calls Frank de Boer 'worst manager in Premier League history' His goals against Anderlecht and Celta Vigo ensured no player was more important in the Reds' run to the Europa League final. This season, the England global has now scored six times in the league, but he has mostly been used as a substitute.

Manchester United vs Sevilla Live Score Stream Commentary in Champions League 2018 Manchester United vs Sevilla Live Score Stream Commentary in Champions League 2018 Recall that Pogba was omitted by Mourinho from United squad due to the injury he picked up in training yesterday . Chris Smalling when starting a game for United, leaves the fans praying for securing the three points.

PH gov't open to 'neutral' special rapporteurs from UN PH gov't open to 'neutral' special rapporteurs from UN It's being treated as a diplomatic affront. "These attacks can not go unanswered, the UN Human Rights Council must take a position", Zeid said.

S.Korean Envoy Briefs Xi on Kim Jong-un Meeting S.Korean Envoy Briefs Xi on Kim Jong-un Meeting Some experts are concerned that North Korea could be seeking to delay worldwide action while strengthening its nuclear program. They also dismissed criticism that Mr Trump's decision to meet elevated the North Korean leader on an global stage.

Salma Hayek Is Not Thrilled with the Frida Kahlo Barbie, Either Salma Hayek Is Not Thrilled with the Frida Kahlo Barbie, Either Frida Kahlo , Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson and other accomplished women are getting their own Barbie dolls . The family also say that they have been trying to dissolve the Frida Kahlo Corporation for years.

Hamill named as St Patrick's Festival Guest of Honour Hamill named as St Patrick's Festival Guest of Honour Star Wars: The Last Jedi is all set to premiere on Digital HD starting March 13 and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 27. Earlier this week, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill was honored with his own spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

CM Punk's Second UFC Fight Set? CM Punk's Second UFC Fight Set? This date comes as a no-brainer for Punk's sophomore appearance as the event is UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. After utilizing a double-leg takedown, Gall pushed Punk against the cage fence and dropped his opponent to the mat.

US Defense Chief Arrives in Afghanistan on Surprise Visit US Defense Chief Arrives in Afghanistan on Surprise Visit They have offered to talk directly to the United States about a possible peace agreement. Reconciliation, Mattis said, was "almost an equal priority of my interest going in".

Mark Hughes 'favourite for Southampton job' Mark Hughes 'favourite for Southampton job' Saints will be hoping to appoint Pellegrino's successor quickly, with an FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan looming on Sunday. Southampton has 29 goals in 30 games, winning only five of them.

South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada wants to learn from latest ban South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada wants to learn from latest ban A level-one offence carries a punishment of one or two demerit points and a fine of up to half of his match fee. Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada during South Africa's clash with India in the third and final Test at the Wanderers .

Flake introduces bill to nullify Trump's tariffs Dan Nowicki is The Arizona Republic's national political reporter. But that's not to say it will stay that way", Flake responded.

Slovakian interior minister resigns after street protests over murdered journalist Jan Kuciak Slovakian interior minister resigns after street protests over murdered journalist Jan Kuciak Before he was killed, he had been investigating Italian businessmen in Slovakia with suspected mafia links. Bugar's announcement means the government created after the 2016 general election could fall apart soon.

Deterrence and diplomacy are the only options for North Korea Deterrence and diplomacy are the only options for North Korea Suh is set to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday, the spokesman added. Chung had spoken to Yang Jiechi , China's top diplomat, for three hours prior to meeting Mr Xi, the South Koreans said.

Afghan boss apologises for World Cup qualifying debacle Afghan boss apologises for World Cup qualifying debacle Their total of 153 represented something of a recovery after a series of mini collapses left them 110/8 in a must-win game. Nepal are playing for pride as it had failed to qualify for super six after losing all its previous three encounters.