Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit “Flava in Ya Ear” has died in South Carolina. According to reports, the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday; it appeared Mack died of natural causes. Mack helped launch Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment with his first album, “Project: Funk da World.” It was led by his huge hit single, “Flava in Ya Ear,” which was nominated for a Grammy. The remix also included LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and the then up-and-coming Biggie Smalls. Mack’s follow-up single, “Get Down” went gold. In 1997, Mack left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.