Kris Kross member Chris Kelly dead at 34

It has been reported that Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, member of the 1990s hip hop duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital shortly after 8 p.m. EDT.  He was only 34 years old.


Chris Kelly, along with Chris Smith (aka “Daddy Mac”), were discovered by Jermaine Dupri in an Atlanta shopping mall in 1990.  then by 1992, they made us all jump with their double platinum single “Jump” which topped Billboard’s charts for eight solid weeks.

The pair recently performed together in February for the So-So Def 20th Anniversary All-Star Concert.

Earlier this evening, Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home. He was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and pronounced dead. Cause of death has not yet been determined. Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said an autopsy is planned for Thursday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

Pop the hood on this Kriss Kross classic

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