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The man who put Bad Boy Records on the Map has passed away. Craig Mack, who's infectious debut single "Flavor In Your Ear" lit up the entire summer of 1994, died of heart failure.
Friends & Family say he was in good spirits when he passed and was ready to transition.
Summer 1994 was one of my favorites in memory. The entire summer was filled with both good and bad, but one thing that was ever present, no matter what city I stopped in, you would hear Flavor in Your Ear bumping on EVERY mixtape in every car. You couldn't escape it.
What I will remember about Craig Mack is that his song and career was part of the ascent of "Big Money Hip Hop"! It was no longer just about getting hood money. There were BILLIONS to be made. Flavor in your Ear helped ring the alarm to that.
Take Your Rest King...