Tuesday, 13 March 2018

If we sacrifice Lee Mack to a volcano can we get Craig Mack back?

Damn, son! Bad Boy Records is lookin' like the Overlook Hotel of Rap right now - a cursed entity with the data to turn ya body into anti-matter, and anyone who was ever employed there is guaranteed eternal damnation in its ballroom of lost souls. Protect Black Rob at all costs.

R.I.P to the only rapper with a fly government name, a pioneering figure in Gettin' Retarded, and an arguable forefather of what's now known as 'Mumble-Rap'. Granted, both of Craig Mack's albums were glorified ashtrays, but from the MC EZ & Troup 12" in 1988 right up to his indie 12"s a decade or so later, Mack was #actually a Consistently Good Singles Artist™. Here's yer proof in the form of a generic list post:

MC EZ & Troup - Get Retarded (1988)
MC EZ & Troup - Just Rhymin' (1988)
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear (1994)
Craig Mack ft. Notorious B.I.G, LL Cool J etc - Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) (1994)
Craig Mack - Making Moves With Puff (1994)
Craig Mack - Get Down (1994)
Craig Mack - Jockin' My Style (1997)
Craig Mack - Style (1997)
Craig Mack - Please Listen To My Demo (1999)
Craig Mack - The Wooden Horse (1999)
Craig Mack - Brand New N*gga (2000)
Craig Mack - Mack Come Thru (2000)

You won't be around next year, and, sadly, neither will he now. Drinks in the air for Mack, folks: the only man to get any decent use out of Das EFX post-1992.


Ben Jones said...

R.I.P. Well Biggie clearly was the star Puffy kinda gave Mack a raw deal after Biggie came on board.

Yeldarb said...

Sad news

Si Mane Price said...

Mack's rap hands were next level.

RIP Professor Justin Hawkins said...

Why you hating on Lee Mack? Craig Mack was a repeat one-hit-wonder with a Ben Grimm face.

Si Mane Price said...

Not Going Out was a terrible sitcom.

Craig Mack made a bunch of nice singles.

Case closed.

Anonymous said...

RIP Jim bowen, Ken Dodd, Steven Hawking and the UK's Toys R us.

Si Mane Price said...

+ Maplin.

Jim Bowen was definitely the last of a dying breed of British men who looked like pensioners by the time they hit 40. Who else but Jim could bring holocaust jokes to sunday night teatime telly?

Si Mane Price said...

Ayo Donal - is it #problematic that Jim Bowen insinuated that these 2 Irish Bullseye contestants were a gay couple?

D said...

you can rly feel Ian Paisley breathing down their necks as Jim waggles his eyebrows there

Si Mane Price said...

"D'you know what courting is? Have you got a young lady you're tampering with?"

L.A said...

Love his EPMD flip as well as the Bad Boy singles.


DJ Filthy Rich said...

I just dropped a Craig Mack tribute mixtape featuring an unreleased song from 1994.
Would you be interested in covering it on your blog? Let me know, and I'll send you the cover art + info.

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