UPDATE: DJ Scratch Said Diddy Didn't Know About Craig Mack's Memorial Service
Update: DJ Scratch added some more context to his post from Wednesday, in which he pointed out that he was the only famous person at a Craig Mack’s memorial service.
In an Instagram post, DJ Scratch wrote about a conversation he had with Diddy. He says that Diddy didn’t know about the memorial service. He also said Diddy offered to pay for Craig Mack’s official funeral:
When I left Craig’s memorial service I called @Diddy to thank him for giving Craig the platform for the world to know Craig Mack’s music,” Scratch wrote. “I told him I just left the service, he said “They buried Craig already, what service are you talking about?!?”. He didn’t know about the memorial service. @diddy offered to pay for Craig Mack’s funeral, but the religious community Craig was in declined. None of his Friends or colleagues were allowed to attend his funeral. Diddy respected their wishes. Craig was immediately buried on the property where he lived. Yesterday’s service was a memorial for Craig’s friends in NY & for fans to attend thrown by Craig’s childhood friend Alvin Toney.
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DJ Scratch talks about Craig Mack’s memorial service
When Craig Mack passed, on March 12th, we saw an outpouring of love and condolences from the hip-hop community. Everyone from Puff Daddy to Erick Sermon to Questlove came out and posted words of love dedicated towards the “Flava In Ya Ear” rapper.
On Wednesday, March 28th, a memorial service was held for Craig Mack. There was very little news about the service.
Legendary producer DJ Scratch was there. And after attending the service he put up an interesting post on Instagram.
In the post, Scratch wrote:
I’ve never been to a service for someone famous & I was the only famous person to show up. Very weird day today, but what puts a smile on my face is that Lil Bro was at peace way before he passed away. That’s what matters most to me.
DJ Scratch had a long history with Craig Mack. Scratch was the DJ for legendary Long Island duo EPMD. And, before signing with Bad Boy, Mack was a member of The Hit Squad, EPMD’s extended crew.
DJ Scratch also had a post for Alvin Toney, a bodyguard for EPMD. According to Scratch, Toney was the one who set up the memorial service.
Read the posted dedicated to Toney below.
I want to Salute my Bro Alvin Toney. Alvin is the Man that put together Craig Mack’s NY Memorial service. I’ll give you a little history on Alvin Toney. Alvin was EPMD’s friend & bodyguard from Wyndanch Long Island. Alvin was knocking n#ggas out for E&P, I seent it lol. He was there from the beginning of EPMD’s career until the group broke up in 1992. A few years after the breakup, Alvin took Craig Mack to Puff & got him a deal on Bad Boy, the rest was history. Alvin was putting together a documentary for Craig right before he passed. He recorded 2 hours of footage with Craig talking about his life. Craig knew he wasn’t going to be here too long so he wanted to tell his story. 🙏🏾 Craig