Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rest In Peace Mac Daddy. Or Is It Daddy Mac?!? #KrissKross

You know you're getting old when guys you watched as a kid have their own kids in the NBA rappers you sorta grew up with are dying. I won't sit here and lie to ya'll, I wasn't the biggest Kris Kross fan. I hated "Jump! Jump!" with a passion, even though it's one of the few cRap songs I actually let my kids listen to.[1] I could tolerate "I Missed The Buss (Ohhh)" far better.

Jokes aside, the dark skinned dude from Kris Kross (Daddy Mac), who dealt with some serious health issues over the years died tragically this morning.
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump," has died, and authorities say they are investigating his death as a possible drug overdose.

Cpl. Kay Lester of the Fulton County police said "it appears it may have been a possible drug overdose."

An official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and Chris Smith, known as "Daddy Mac," were introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair in an Atlanta mall. The duo wore their clothes backwards as a gimmick, but they won over fans with their raps.

Their success led to instant fame: They toured with Michael Jackson, appeared on TV shows, and even had their own video game.

The group was never able to match the tremendous success of their first song, though they had other hits like "Warm It Up," and "Tonite's tha Night."

Earlier this year, the group performed together to celebrate the anniversary of Durpri's label, So So Def.
If you read between the lines here, the cause of death (Syrup) is fairly obvious.

Rest in peace.

Question: Any Kris Kross stories you wanna share? Did you ever wear your pants backwards? Don't lie!

[1] It's an awesome "jumping on the bed till we're all tuckered out and ready for a nap!" soundtrack.

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