In a discussion about the best 90’s Hip Hop groups ever to have graced our television sets, Kris Kross would have to be one of the most iconic.
Kris Kross “Jumped” to No.1 in the Billboard Hit 100 charts holding their position for EIGHT WEEKS with the single which attained double platinum status.
They were barely out of pampers yet still, ‘Jump’ was the first ever rap song to have remained in the charts for such a lofty period of time, and all this achievement came in a time when the Biggies and 2Pacs roamed the earth.
These boys were badass!
The back to front clad group were some of the youngest rappers to have made such a measurable impact on the music industry after being ‘discovered’ by 19 year old Jermaine Dupri, so imagine my surprise when I learned that one of my iconic childhood rappers had died — of a drug overdose, aged 34!
So here’s to the memory of the handsome and talented, superstar that was —Chris Kelly.
- Chris Kelly Dead — Kris Kross Rapper ‘Mac Daddy’ Dies at 34 (tmz.com)
- Chris Kelly, half of 1990s Kris Kross rap duo, dead at 34 – CNN (edition.cnn.com)
- Chris Kelly of 1990s rap duo Kris Kross dies (sacbee.com)
- Chris Kelly of Kris Kross rap duo, dead at 34 (atlantablackstar.com)
- Chris Kelly, half of 1990s Kris Kross rap duo, dead (cnn.com)
- RIP: Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly Dead at 34 (glambergirlblog.com)
- Chris Kelly of Rap Group Kris Kross Dead at 34 (theboombox.com)
- Kris Kross rapper Kelly dies at 34 (bbc.co.uk)
- Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly Dies Aged 34 – Death Of A Child Star (contactmusic.com)
- Chris Kelly, One Half Of Rap Duo Kris Kross Dies At Age 34 (thegemmofemm.wordpress.com)