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90s Hip Hop Icon Craig Mack Dead at 46

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 09:51 AM / No Comments

I have some sad news to share with all of you Hip Hop lovers, specifically those of you from the 90s. It is being reported that rapper and legend Craig Mack has passed away at the age of 46 of natural causes.

Best known for his platinum selling single Flava in Ya Ear, Craig Mack was living in Walterboro, SC, where he’d joined a church and committed himself to his religion. His former producer, Alvin Toney, told the Daily News he’d seen him for the last time last week while filming a documentary on Craig’s new life.

Released on July 31, 1994, Flava in Ya Ear served as the lead single from his debut studio album Project: Funk da World, which was certified Gold. Flava in Ya Ear also featured a successful remix (not included on the album), featuring guest verses from The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Rampage and LL Cool J.

It also contains Puff Daddy as a promoter and brief appearances by Keisha Spivey. The video features guest appearances by Das EFX, Mic Geronimo, and Irv Gotti, although none perform on the song.


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26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.