Old School Mondayz – Forgotten Legend – Craig Mack

Craig Mack

Born – May 10, 1971 (age 42)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Origin – Brentwood, Long Island, New York, United States
Genres – East Coast hip hop
Years active – 1988–present
Labels – Bad Boy Records
Street Life Records
Associated acts – The Notorious B.I.G., Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Keith Murray, Earl Sweatshirt, B-Eazy

Craig Mack (born May 10, 1971) is an American Grammy nominated rapper, who gained fame on Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment record label in the 1990s. Although his first single was released under the name MC EZ in 1988, he is best known for his 1994 hit single “Flava In Ya Ear”, which was released under his real name. The remix of the single was the breakout appearance of The Notorious B.I.G., as well as one of the first solo appearances by Busta Rhymes. The success of The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album Ready To Die overshadowed Mack’s early success on the Bad Boy label.

Although Puff Daddy mentioned in a 1994 interview on MTV’s Yo! MTV Raps that he was working with Mack on his second album, which was to be released sometime in January the following year, this proved to not be the case. Present at that interview (which also included The Notorious B.I.G.), Mack himself appeared puzzled by the statement.[1] Mack did release a second album in 1997, but none of the singles charted and Mack was unable to repeat his success. In an interview, Biggie Smalls says he appeared on the remix of Flava In Ya Ear for political reasons for Puffy.[citation needed]

On November 26, 2012, Beazylife Distribution released a new Craig Mack mixtape, ‘Operation Why2K? – Hosted by B-Eazy’, through DatPiff.com.[citation needed]

Craig Mack currently resides in Walterboro, South Carolina.[citation needed]


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales threshold)
[2]US R&B

Project: Funk da World
Release date: September 20, 1994
Label: Bad Boy Records
Formats: CD, cassette
US: Gold[4]

Operation: Get Down
Release date: June 24, 1997
Label: Street Life Records
Formats: CD, cassette


Years Single Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales threshold)Album
[5]US R&B
[6]US Rap

1994″Flava in Ya Ear”94157
US: Platinum[4]
Project: Funk Da World
“Get Down”3817254
US: Gold[4]
1997″What I Need”—5516—Operation: Get Down
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

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