Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, one half of the multi-platinum 90s duo Kriss Kross, has died tonight in Atlanta. He was 34 years old.
Kelly was found unresponsive in his home earlier tonight around 7:25 p.m. EST. He was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
At press time, a cause of death has not been determined.
Discovered as a adolescent in an Atlanta mall by So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, Kelly and rhyme partner Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith scored their first big hit with 1992’s “Jump.” The song would spend eight weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 and go double platinum. Their debut album, Totally Krossed Out, would go 4X platinum that same year.
The group would released two more albums: 1993’s Da Bomb (platinum) and 1996’s Young, Rich and Dangerous (gold).
Kriss Kross’s final appearance came earlier this year when the duo performed as a part of the So So Def Reunion show in Atlanta.
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