Flava in Ya Ear

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"Flava in Ya Ear"
Single by Craig Mack
from the album Project Funk da World
Released July 31, 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1993
The Hit Factory
(New York City, New York)
Genre Hip hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 3:38
Label Bad Boy Records
Writer(s) Craig Mack
Producer(s) Easy Mo Bee
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Craig Mack singles chronology
"You Don't Have to Worry"
(1993)
"Flava in Ya Ear"
(1994)
"Get Down"
(1994)

"Flava in Ya Ear" is a single by American rapper Craig Mack. The original club mix single was released on 12 inch vinyl in July 1994[1] on the Bad Boy Entertainment record label, packaged with a series of additional remixes. The song features performances by labelmate The Notorious B.I.G. (the only time they collaborated while he was alive), Rampage, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. It also contains Puff Daddy as a promoter and brief appearances by Keisha Epps. The video features guest appearances by Das EFX, Mic Geronimo, and Irv Gotti, although none perform on the song. The original version of the single is widely regarded as a classic rap song.[citation needed] The music video was directed by Hype Williams and features Mack wearing a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey.[citation needed] The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th Grammy Awards in 1995, losing to "U.N.I.T.Y." by Queen Latifah.

The song appeared on Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits album. The single itself peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] It was certified platinum by the RIAA and sold 600,000 copies.[1][3] The remix version of the song appears in the video game Dance Central for the Xbox 360.

"Flava in Ya Ear" was sampled in the Jennifer Lopez single, "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)". The video of the remix version was parodied by Brandy's "I Wanna Be Down" remix.

Chart positions[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American certifications – Mack, Craig – Flava in Ya Ear". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ "Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Craig Mack". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1994". Billboard (BPI Communications) 107 (3): 57. January 21, 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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