BREAKING: Chris “Mack Daddy” Kelly Of Kris Kross Found Dead In Atlanta

May 2, 2013  |  

Sad news to share for ’90s hip-hop fans.

According to the AP and ABC News, Chris “Mack Daddy” Kelly from the hip-hop duo Kris Kross, has reportedly died in Atlanta today. He was announced dead around 5 p.m. this evening at the Atlanta Medical Center. Kelly was only 34 years old.

Of course, because it is so soon, authorities are unclear about the cause of his sudden death, and an autopsy will be performed soon. Kelly and Chris Smith had a huge amount of fame in the 90s, bringing us classic jams like “Jump,” “Warm It Up,” and “I Missed The Bus,” the anthem for habitually late students everywhere in the early ’90s. The duo was also known for wearing their clothes backwards, going with their name, Kriss Kross. They were discovered by Jermaine Dupri at a shopping mall in Atlanta, and the two even performed together again for the first time in years during the So So Def 20th Anniversary concert earlier in the year. There was talk of them possibly working on new music in the future.

Sadly, that won’t be happening. But we’ll always have their past work, especially Totally Krossed Out. As more information comes out about Kelly’s sudden passing, we’ll keep you updated, but keep his family in your prayers and play “Jump” at least once before you call it a night friends.

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  • JRoc85

    Kriss Kross were no doubt pioneers who laid the groundwork for the young rappers in today’s generation!!!!! It was pure, real, & fun (no heavy emphasis on violence, sex, drugs, or other foolishness that are often mentioned in today’s rap lyrics). I certainly remember their appearance in the MJ video “Jam” along with Michael Jordan & Heavy D growing up!!!!! From “Warm It Up,” “Jump Jump,” to “Tonight’s the Night,” Kriss Kross has left an legendary mark on the Hip Hop Industry. God gave Chris Kelly an opportunity to perform one last time @ the So So Def 20th Anniversary concert!!!!!! RIP “Mack Daddy,” God Bless!!

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  • Stephanie Smith

    My prayers to the family and friends!!!!!!

  • I’m hoping there was no foul play in this becuz they were planning on making a comeback,you know, with all the stuff happening in the industry.However,this IS very sad and disappointing news.His family and friends are in our prayers.He was such an handsome young man…tragic!!

  • Lena

    Woah, that is SO sad! I listen to their music often, specially “Alright” feat. Supercat 🙁 part of my childhood just died. RIP buddy, you’ll rapping in heaven.

  • Shay n Scrappy 4 ever! Lmao

    this sounds unreal…

  • mskane808

    heard he had cancer a while back don’t know if this was the reason either way another icon of hip hop is gone , he was a fine man, make you rest an be w/o worry an pain.

  • A part of my childhood gone. They were amazing. RIP…

  • ChiTown Princess

    My god, I’m just hearing this sad news, I was such a fan of them back in the day, even tried to wear my baggy pants backwards like them while wearing my Chicago White Sox jersey.RIP Chris Kelly, my condolences are with his family. Oh and it’s PRONOUNCED dead, not ANNOUNCED dead.

    • FromUR2UB

      SMH, especially since this article cited sources that used the word “pronounced” in their reports.

      Anyway, very, very sad, indeed. My condolences to the family.

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    Dang, that’s sad. Was actually curious to what there new music would sound like.

  • Taj

    Wasn’t. it reported a long time ago that he had cancer? Either way its so sad. I grew up with this group ” I was up, I was up then I laid back down, thinking I can chill til the time came around. And I did, he did, for a little too long then I woke up n my bus was gone… I miss the bus, n that’s I will neva Eva, Eva do again” my fave 🙁 you will be missed.

  • So So Sad. May God rest his soul and bless his friends and family.