FLAVA IN YA EAR by Craig Mack

October 24, 2022

Today’s Song of the Day is “Flava in Ya Ear” by Craig Mack. This was the first song officially produced by the young rapper back in 1994. It would make its way near the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and would go Platinum before it was all said and done. 

Fun Facts:

  • “Flava in Ya Ear” reached the #9 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1994.
  • The song was certified Platinum in 1995 after it sold more than 1,000,000 copies in America alone.
  • “Flava in Ya Ear” also received a Grammy Award nomination in 1995 in the category of Best Rap Solo Performance. 
  • In 2021, Rolling Stone Magazine listed “Flava in Ya Ear” as the 422nd greatest song of all time.
  • Craig Mack was born and raised in New York. 
  • He was best known for his time with Bad Boy records as a rapper and record producer. 
  • His first single was actually released in 1988. “Get Retarded” was released under the name MC EZ. Not long after that, subsequent songs were released under the name Craig Mack.
  • Notorious B.I.G. made an appearance on the remix of “Flava in Ya Year” along with Busta Rhymes.
  • Craig Mack left the Hip Hop scene in 2006, turning his attention to Christian Ministry. He did that until his death in 2018 from heart failure. 
  • Craig Mack was married and was the father of two children.

Lyrics 

Yo, Mack, I don’t even understand

How they didn’t understand you in that Mary joint

(Yeah, I know, man)

Kick that old robotic, futuristic, George Jetson, crazy joint!

Just like Uniblab, robotic kicking flab

My flavor bidder badder chitter-chatter

Madder than the Mad Hatter

I bet you my shit come out phatter

I got the data to turn your body into anti-matter

And just like a piece of Sizzlean

You’ll fit inside my stomach with the eggs and grits between

The king is what I mean, I mean

My man get a cup and put some change inside your hand

Now, hold up, let’s make this official

Everybody let’s agree that MC’s need a tissue

The funk’s my only issue

I bet your mama miss you

And I bet the Mack take off, like an MX missile

No more of your whinin’ on the charts climbin’

As I make the funk kicking out more harder than a diamond

And if you didn’t know who’s rhymin’

I guess I’m gonna say “Craig Mack” with perfect timin’

You won’t be around next year

My rap’s too severe, kickin’ mad flava in ya ear

Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear

Time for new flava in ya ear

I’m kickin’ new flava in ya ear

Mack’s the brand new flava in ya ear

Craig Mack, one thousand degrees

You’ll be on your knees, and you’ll be burning, begging please

Brother, freeze! This man’s undisputed

In deep-rooted funk smoke that leaves your brains booted

This bad MC with stamina like Bruce Jenner

The winner, tasting MC’s for dinner

You’re crazy like that glue,

 to think that you could outdo my one-two that’s sick like the flu

Boy, I flip, boy, all the time

‘Cause, boy, the rhyme you kickin’ ain’t worth a dime

Seems like there’s no competition in this rap world expedition

You come around, I’ll knock you out position

No flav could ever dig a grave, for the Mack

The power pack in black, making cement crack

And here comes the brand new flava in ya ear

Mack’s the brand new flava in ya ear

Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear

Time for new flava in ya ear

I’m kickin’ new flava in ya ear

Mack’s the brand new flava in ya ear

Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear

Time for new flava in ya ear

I’m kickin’ new flava in ya ear

Mack’s the brand new flava in ya ear

Ha! The Mack’s dope with more hope than your Pope

But for MC’s more knots than rope

I’d like to break it down, down-breaking forsaken

Lords of MC’s shakin’ with this track that my man’s makin’

MC’s will run like a bomb threat

I bet, or better yet, make you sweat

Getting hotter than the sun get

Craig Mack is the flav that rocks from here to Tibet

I break all rules with my action

That the Mack sends to MC’s, stop relaxin’

This brand new Sherrif that’s in town

Getting down, leaving bodies buried in the ground

I set up rhymes for a decoy

Now I’m a Bad Boy, watch the MC’s I destroy, and…

Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear

Time for new flava in ya ear

I’m kickin’ new flava in ya ear

Mack’s the brand new flava in ya ear

Here comes the brand new flava in ya ear

Time for new flava in ya ear

I’m kickin’ new flava in ya ear

Mack’s the brand new flava in ya ear

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