The legendary rapper has passed away at the age of 47, reportedly dying from a heart-related disease.
"He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord. He was prepared to do that. He wasn't scared. He was ready," producer Alvin Toney told New York Daily News.
Craig Mack was probably best known for his song 'Flava in Ya Ear', which was a massive US Top 10 hit back in 1994.
The remix featured Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta and Rampage.
Rest in power Craig. May the almighty embrace your soul & lift up your family and friends. it was a pleasure to know you & rock with you. You $tepped away from the game & did it your way.. I always respected that.#RIPCraigMack— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) March 13, 2018
He only released two albums during his lifetime, but he had been working on new material and a new album will now be released posthumously.
Paying tribute this morning, P Diddy said: "Craig Mack, you were the first artist to release music on Bad Boy and gave us our first hit. You always followed your heart and you had an energy that was out of this world. You believed in me and you believed in Bad Boy. I will never forget what you did for hip-hop."
#CraigMack killed the 90s with 1 song and 1 remix. 👂🏽. Untouchable. RIP.— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 13, 2018
While LL Cool J wrote on Twitter: "Rest in power Craig. May the almighty embrace your soul & lift up your family and friends. it was a pleasure to know you & rock with you. You $tepped away from the game & did it your way.. I always respected that.#RIPCraigMack."
Rest in Beats Craig Mack— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 13, 2018