Chris Kelly (34), one half of the legendary hip-hop duo Kriss Kross, died on Wednesday at 5pm. Kelly was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center after getting an emergency call from his residence. Kelly who performed at So So Def’s 20th Anniversary a few months ago seem to be in good health and spirits. Kelly nicknamed “Mac Daddy” was the other half of the legendary Kriss Kross, multi-platinum album selling group most known for the enthusiastic song “JUMP.” Kriss Kross hit the world by storm in 92′ with assistance from legendary Producer Jermaine Dupri. The duo toured with Michael Jackson, co-starred in the MTV Raps movie “Who’s The Man” alongside Ed Lover & Dr.Dre. The group made other hits “Warm It Up” and “Tonight Tha Night” even though the didn’t reach the success they gained from “Jump”. Kriss Kross has made an everlasting impression on hip hop culture. From being the first young hip hop group to the way they wore their clothes TOTALLY KROSSED OUT. Kriss Kross was rumored to be working on some new material. This is tragic loss not only to the hip hop community but first foremost to Chris Kelly’s Family and Close friends.
Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly
August 11, 1978 – May 1, 2013