R.I.P. Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly

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This is some wiggedy wack news. Chris Kelly of the rap duo Kris Kross has passed away today. He was 34. DJ Greg Street reported his body was found at his Atlanta home this evening. According to local news outlets, the cause of death was a drug overdose.

Back in February, he joined his other half during So So Def’s 20 year anniversary concert. R.I.P. Mac Daddy.

UPDATE: Chris’ mother, So So Def and Jermaine Dupri’s statement.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”

– Donna Kelly Pratte (mother) & The So So Def Family

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  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    WOW!!!! RIP!!! DIDN’T KRISS KROSS JUST PERFORM TOGETHER AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SO SO DEF RECORDS? THAT’S TOTALLY F’D UP!!!!

    PEACE
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’13!!!!

  • Love/Hate

    RIP….

  • http://7themerson.com 7thEmerson

    Condolences

  • JustMyOpinion

    ^

  • WorldFamous_Kev

    R.I.P Homie

  • Kidd R@pp

    Kross off Kris…

  • Omar Guerrero

    Big Rest In Peace to Kris Kelly. Kris Smith keep your head up. The whole Kelly, Smith families keep your heads up.

  • Curtis75Black

    RIP Chris Kelly !!

  • http://thehiltonburnellfiles.wordpress.com Justin Burnell

    Reblogged this on thehiltonburnellfiles and commented:
    Damn we done lost another rapper in hip-hop game. RIP Mac Daddy.

  • mr.lino

    First cassette single i bought n first ever rap song i bought…jump..jump..a mac daddy’ll make u jump!!!! RIP ….

  • donniebrasko

    Jeez, remembering buyin totally krossed out and Michaels jackson’s dangerous on tape, the summer of 92. The first music tapes i spent money on EVER and the first hip hop act i was ever a fan of. . I should have been in atlanta for that show!! i always thought if they ever toured, i’d pay money to see that. Goodlookin out JD for that reunion, atleast got to see them jam one last time on youtube. I’m actually sad about this, will just fuck up my day!

  • Johnny Ryall

    5th grade ’92 teacher sent me to the principles office cuz I rocked my Z. Cavs backwards same day I missed the bus.

    RIP homie.

  • mack

    Legendary artist from an era that was so much fun. Damn man…RIP Brother

  • Black Shady

    damn….remember being just a youngin in my parents’ bedroom going crazy to JUMP JUMP…I was like 4 or some shit

    RIP Mac Daddy

  • Da Business

    RIP homie…

    Damn, I grew up on Kris Kross, “Totally Krossed Out” was the 1st tape that I brought as a kid(8years
    old). Shit, I gotta them credit for putting me on to this thing of ours we call hip hop. Before Kris Kross for me, hip hop was just dance music. I didn’t start listening to lyrics until they came thru and did their thing…

    #salute

  • TheChosenOne

    Rip

  • TopDawgSoldier

    RIP

  • NotoriousRambo.

    RIP CHRIS TRUE PIONEERS IN THE RAP GAME SHIT LIKE THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS ANYTIME A BAND REUNITES OR SOMEONE TRYS TO MAKE A COMEBACK SHIT GOES AWEFULLY WRONG EX:MJ SMH I REMEMBER THE SUPERCAT REMIX TO JUMP

    THIS IS DEFINITELY WIGGIDY WIGGIDY WIGGIDY WHACK!!!!(SORRY COULDN’T HELP IT) LOL

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    R.I.P. Chris Kelly

  • TRUTH

    THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

  • Yacht

    whats odd is that some years back there were rumors he died from cancer, but then he came out of nowhere to confirm it was all fake. now this shit. RIP Chris

  • Jason

    R.I.P Mac Daddy…Kris Kross was my favorite rap group during my childhood. So much so that I thought I was the third member of the group. Mac looked so excited to be on stage at the So So Def 20th reunion concert. You will be missed. Much respect.

  • Jaymalls

    @Yacht I think it was true… dude is 34 b!

  • http://Twitter EarlJohnson

    @Jason
    No doubt they were my shit too when I was 12 yrs old

  • assmaster

    drugs suck. esp that prometh codine. thats what killed him i bet. it was a drug overdose confermed but dont know what

  • http://kicksaddict.wordpress.com Kicks Addict

    Reblogged this on Kicks Addict l The Official Sneaker Head's Online Magazine & Blog and commented:
    Sad day, I grew up listening to and copying Kriss Kross. Rest In Peace man.

  • kayandgee

    r.i.p chris

  • jake$ the motherfuckin answer

    breaking news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got information from a friend Chris Kelly overdosed’ ‘but no information on what drug he was using.

  • http://rap-essence.blogspot.com Mike

    RIP

  • TecOneNyc

    Drugs kill! RIP Chris Mac Daddy Kelly!!!

  • CBH

    Very sad. Grew up listening to him. One of my favorite concerts I’ve ever been to. R.I.P.

  • http://www.twitter.com/djcognac dj Cognac

    “Dont try to compare us to another bad lil fad its the MAC givin em somethin that they never had”
    *shots at ABC
    Rest In Peace

  • Devastation Inc.

    What was funny was grown dudes were wearing their joints backwards! Hilarious ! RIP!

  • rahrahrah

    Sad..

  • @BlueScalise

    Way too young.. That Happy Rap Era was fun, we need more of that now, everybody mad!!!

  • Add me to the…

    RIP

    I had the tape and copied the look as a kid.

    What was wild was my pops used to play “warm it up Kriss” loud as hell over and over.

  • gabriel

    i like the fact that the only word underlined for spell check is “turnt”

    RIP THOUGH

  • Converse

    Life got kriss kross Totally krossed out….rip

  • Del

    so sad, he had flow too… “live and die for hip hop” RIP

  • http://noisyboydc.wordpress.com noisy22

    Reblogged this on David Chery.

  • FaceDwnAzzup

    damn son I remember thinking these guys were cool ass shit, RIP is so cliche no disrespect to the family. I guess its a life lesson for us all may God have mercy on your soul.

  • Frank De Stefano

    Well, well, well, another monkey imitator bites the dust. Too bad, so sad, I’m glad. No great loss. No pity or sympathy from me. All, not some, but all rap jerks are idiots with no talent at all. I enjoy seeing another jerk die. Time to celebrate. Death to rap and hip hop. It is only noise created by illiterate idiots for the enjoyment of other illiterate idiots.

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