Hip-hop heads, did you know that Bad Boy’s first ever release was Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear”?
Produced by Easy Mo Bee, “Flava in Ya Ear” was the first single off Craig Mack’s debut studio album, Project Funk da World, and was responsible for the label’s commercial breakthrough – hitting number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks.
The remix version followed shortly afterwards and featured guest appearances from The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. Unfortunately for Craig Mack, “Flava in Ya Ear” was the peak of his success; the one-two punch of Biggie’s “Juicy” and “Big Poppa” as well as the release of Ready to Die overshadowed anything else from him.
Check out the classic “Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)” below.