It’s with a heavy heart that I say 34 year old Chris Kelly, one half of the 90’s rap duo Kriss Kross passed away on Wednesday in Atlanta. The cause of death has not been reported as of yet and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. Because I know you were wondering, Kelly was the “Mac Daddy” while the other half of Kriss Kross, Chris Smith, was the “Daddy Mac.”
Kriss Kross’ debut album, Totally Krossed Out, reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 1992 and is certified 4x platinum in the US alone. Totally Krossed Out spawned the Billboard chart topping single “Jump” as well as the single “Warm Up It” which reached #13 on the Billboard Charts and #1 on the US Rap Charts.
I know you all remember “Jump” and “Warm It Up” but my favorite Kriss Kross track was “I Missed the Bus.” So here it is….in all it’s backwards-clothing early 90’s hip hop glory…….
RIP- Chris Kelly