The memory of me freak dancing to a Kriss Kross song at my junior high school dance is now dead, because Chris Kelly of Kriss Kross has floated, backwards of course, off to heaven. Chris was only 34 years old.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that Chris was found unresponsive at his home in Atlanta this afternoon. The paramedics took him to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Chris’ cause of death is not known right now and there’s not a lot of details beyond that. The Medical Examiner’s Office says that an autopsy will be done tomorrow morning.
Chris and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith were discovered by Jermaine Dupri in 1990 at a mall in Atlanta. Jermaine helped them get a record deal and two years later their first album came out. They toured with Michael Jackson and their album’s biggest hit “Jump” went to #1 in the US. After their third album came out, they separated for a second and tried to do their own thing. The last I heard, they were planning a comeback.
I’m wearing sweats right now, so the front pretty much looks the same as the back, but I’m still going to wear them backwards in honor of Mac Daddy. RIP.
And we’ll never jump again.