Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly Dead at 34

Today is a sad day for hip-hop as we lose another young rapper who is best known as one half of the 90s rap group Kris Kross.

Wednesday, 34-year-old Chris Kelly died at an Atlanta hospital. CNN reports, "After paramedics took him to the hospital, a woman who identified herself as Kelly's friend told an investigator that Kelly had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine Tuesday night, and that she had brought Kelly home" to recover from his drug use,". Atlanta authorities are still investigating but drug overdose is suspected to be the cause of death. 

Jermaine Dupree recently posted a letter on Twitter entitled "LETTER TO THE FANS: CHRIS “MACDADDY” KELLY". In it he says he spent more time with Chris than anyone in his whole life and called him quote, "the son I never had". 

Kris Kross shot to fame in the early 90s with their massive hit "Jump" and their trendsetting signature of wearing their clothes backwards. Kelly and partner Chris Smith were only 13 years old when Jermaine Dupree discovered them and produced their debut album Totally Krossed Out. The album went multi-platinum, a feat unmatched by their later albums. The group was last seen performing together on stage at So So Def's 20th Anniversary Concert in Atlanta back in February. Watch their performance below. 
R.I.P. Mac Daddy

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