Rapper Chris Kelly of Kriss Kross Dies at Age 34

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Chris Kelly, left, of Kriss Kross died in his Atlanta home on Wednesday at 34.

Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of the 90s rap group Kriss Kross was found dead in his Atlanta home on Wednesday, reports TMZ.

The 34-year-old rapper was found unconscious and was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Medical Center. Authorities told Fox News that they are looking into the possibility that his death was due to a drug overdose, but an official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

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Kelly and his rap partner, Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, shot to super stardom in 1992 with their hit Jump after the duo was discovered by rapper Jermaine Dupri in an Atlanta mall. The song, off their album Totally Krossed Out, became an instant hit and was one of the most popular of the year. Kriss Kross was never able to match the success of its first song, but the pair did go on to produce the popular songs Warm It Up, and Tonite’s tha Night.

Kris Kross – Jump (Official Video)Music video by Kris Kross performing Jump. (C) 1992 Sony BMG Music Entertainment #KrisKross #Jump #Vevo2010-09-25T04:32:10.000Z


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