Erick Sermon Reflects On Friend Craig Mack's Death

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Celebrities have taken to social media to share their condolences and memories of Craig Mack who passed away at age 46 and this includes his close friend Erick Sermon.

Shortly after news broke of Craig's passing on Tuesday morning, Erick took to Instagram to reflect on their youth, glory days and bond.

Erick:

"R.I.P to one of my good friends..#craigmack and I was young kids at my grandmother's house listening to red alert and WBLS. Waiting to hear the new rap records to record on the cassette tape... we heard #publicenemy @rakim and @officialbizmarkie one night..we lost our minds.. when I got famous I took him on tour with me..then he went home and signed to the label I was on at the time to show me he belongs with the HITSQUAD...then #EPMD broke up..he was devastated..@alvintoney took him to #puffy #badboy and the rest is history..you will be missed... #ahhhh boyyyy.. #mrbadboy himself...."

The Long Island rapper who rose to fame on Diddy’s Bad Boy label with his the best-selling single 'Flava in Ya Ear' in 1994, died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home on Monday.

Craig had originally planned to sign to EPMD's Hit Squad, but instead signed with Diddy and in 1993, he made his debut on Mary J. Blige's classic, What's The 411 remix LP. 

Below are also posts from the likes of Fat Joe, DJ Premier, Faith Evans and DJ Scratch.

R.I.P to one of my good friends..#craigmack and I was young kids at my grandmother's house listening to red alert and WBLS. Waiting to hear the new rap records to record on the cassette tape... we heard #publicenemy @rakim and @officialbizmarkie one night..we lost our minds.. when I got famous I took him on tour with me..then he went home and signed to the label I was on at the time to show me he belongs with the HITSQUAD...then #EPMD broke up..he was devastated..@alvintoney took him to #puffy #badboy and the rest is history..you will be missed... #ahhhh boyyyy.. #mrbadboy himself....@djdiamondtheartist @lenny_ace @coachbernard

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RIP CRAIG MACK i remember you kicking in the door for that whole Bad boy movement God bless you

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Sad To Hear About Craig Mack Passing... Our First Gang Starr Tour Opening Up For EPMD In 1990 When Craig Was Just A Roadie Setting Up @djscratch Turntables and EPMD's Stage... After Every Gig He and Redman Would Battle The Whole Town In Our Hotel Lobby For Real Every Fuckin Night... Chubb Rock, Father MC and DJ Quik Were Also On The Tour. We Couldn't Afford A Tour Bus So I Drove My Mazda MPV And Followed The Bus With Me, Biggest Gord, Lil Dap & Guru. It Was Such A Family Atmosphere So We Toured Again In 1992 Along With Das Efx, K-Solo and Now Redman Was A Gold Artist Of His Own... This Is 2 Years Before The Bad Boy Label Era. Salute To Alvin Toney For The Confirmation and Also Touring With Us On 2 Of The Wildest Tours I've Ever Experienced In My Career... R.I.P. Mack #MCEZandTroup #GetRetarted @erick_sermon @pmd_mic_doc @redmangilla @ksolo @officialdasefx @djquik

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#RIH CRAIG MACK🙏🏼

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I just got a disturbing phone call. I cannot believe this dude is gone. He just reached out a couple of weeks ago for me to speak on his documentary about his life. Rest In Peace Lil Bro.

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