Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, one half of the legendary rap duo Kris Kross, who’s hit ‘Jump Jump’ was the soundtrack to our childhoods, lost his life on Wednesday in what officials suspect was a drug overdose.
Reports show that the 34 year old was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home and later pronounced dead in hospital. His autopsy was scheduled for yesterday.
10 facts about Kris Kross
1. They were discovered in a mall by Jermaine Dupri
2. They wore their clothes backwards, sparking off a global trend mothers didn’t really like
3. Their most successful hit ‘Jump’ in 1992 spent 8 weeks at #1 on the charts and certified double platinum
4. They appeared in Michael Jackson’s video ‘Jam’ as did Michael Jordon
5. They duo reunited this year to perform at So So Def’s 20th Anniversary which honored Dupri
6. They had their own video game in 1992 Kris Kross: Make My Video but it suffered from bad reviews
7. Their 1993 sophomore album Da Bomb went platinum
8. On their track ‘Da Streets Ain’t Right’ off their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous they sampled the song ‘Warning’ by Notorious B.I.G
9. Their last successful single ‘Tonite’s tha Night’ featured background vocals from Trey Lorenz (famous for being Mariah Carey’s protégé). The remix featured Redman
10. They appeared in a Run-DMC music video for ‘Down with the King’