WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) – Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit Flava in Ya Ear, has died in South Carolina.

Colleton County Corner Richard Harvey says the 46-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.

The Long Island, N.Y, native at one time was part of Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, which released his first album, Project: Funk da World, anchored by Flava in Ya Ear, which was nominated for a Grammy. His follow-up single, Get Down went gold.

After Mack left Diddy, he released a second album, Operation: Get Down in 1997 but left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.