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 sophomore album, which was to be released sometime in January the following year, this proved to not be the case. Present at the interview (which also included Christopher "B.I.G" Wallace), Mack himself appeared puzzled by the statement. As of September 1, 2008, he is no longer on Stereo Nasty Records.