When you think of the 1990's the name Kris Kross stands out, partially due to their music but mostly do to the fact they wore their clothing backwards. The Atlanta natives were just hanging at the mall one afternoon when 19-year-old Jermaine Dupri found them and signed them to his label.
After that it was history in the making. Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Mac Daddy" Smith had taken the world by surprise with their number one hit, "Jump". The song had held its number one spot for eight weeks on the Billboard's Hot 100 and achieved double platinum status. The album that "Jump had appeared on "Totally Krossed Out" made multi Platinum status. Between 1992 and 1998 they have worked with Michael Jackson, Run DMC, and TLC. Were featured in video games, movies, TV shows and had recorded the Cartoon Rugrats Rap.
Kris Kross's second album Da Bomb, had been released to the world in 1993 again going Platinum. Their third album Young, Rich & Dangerous was released in 1996 but the CD only gone gold.Kriss Kross had used up their 15 minutes of fame, they were finished. Kris Kross separated shortly after their third album and began to work on separate solo careers.
Although, years later Kris Kross took the stage one last time during a So-So Def's 20th Anniversary concert in early 2013. Unfortunately, that was the last time these Atlanta boys would take the stage together. Chris Kelly was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home on May 1 2013. He was taken to the South Campus of the Atlanta Medical Center. At 5PM Chris Kelly was pronounced dead at 34 years old. Kelly had an extensive history with drug use.