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Craig Mack Passes from Heart Failure at 46

Posted: March 13, 2018 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Craig Mack, known for the classic 1994 single “Flava in Ya Ear,” has succumbed to heart failure on Monday in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was 46 years old.

Beginning his career in 1988 under the name MC EZ, Mack would find his biggest success under Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. His platinum “Flava In Ya Ear” singlr was the label’s first crossover hit, and the remix provided prominent exposure for the Notorious B.I.G. and the newly solo Busta Rhymes. Mack’s debut, Project: Funk Da World, would be certified gold and spawn another single, “Get Down,” was which also certified gold. Mack would leave the label and release one more album, Operation: Get Down, in 1997.

In a Twitter post, Erick Sermon confirmed that he provided production for Craig Mack’s new album, adding that the unnamed project was complete. DJ Scratch tweeted that Mack had been ill for an extended period and was not surprised by the news.

Craig Mack is survived by a wife and two adult children.



George Michael Dead at 53 on Christmas Day

Posted: December 25, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Singer George Michael, who first won fame in the 80s in the pop group Wham! before embarking on a successful solo career, has died today at his home in London. He was 53.

The news was first broke by Michael’s publicist, who reported to the BBC that Michaels “passed away peacefully” at his residence in Goring, Oxfordshire. Thames Valley police confirmed the news after sending an ambulance to the residence. The cause of death was announced on Monday (December 26) as heart failure.

In recent years, Michael has had health scares. In 2011,, he cancelled his Symphonica European tour after contracting pneumonia.

In a career spanning four decades, Michael is credited with selling 80-100 million records. His music has been sampled by artists such as Dr. Dre, AZ, Foxy Brown, Michelle Williams and Freddie Gibbs.

More on this story as it develops.