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Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly dies
WENN.COM ^ | May 1, 2013

Posted on 05/01/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT by rickmichaels

Kris Kross star Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has died at the age of 34.

The rapper was found unresponsive at his home in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday and transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, a representative for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner tells Billboard.com.

The cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy is expected to take place on Thursday.

Stars flocked to pay tribute to Kelly as news of his death broke, with Timbaland and Big Boi among the first to offer their condolences.

R&B star Monica lamented, "Chris Kelly, may the peace of God comfort your family & all of those who love u."

Kelly and his bandmate Chris 'Daddy Mac' Smith were discovered in 1990 by Jermaine Dupri and the duo went on to release three studio albums.

They are best known for their hit 1992 song Jump, which spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and their penchant for wearing their clothing backwards.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2013obituaries; childstars; mtv; music; obituary; od; onehitwonder; popfactory; rapper; the90s

1 posted on 05/01/2013 10:36:35 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Shocking.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 10:39:39 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50ยข)
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To: rickmichaels

Another legend dead; ESAD


3 posted on 05/01/2013 10:39:55 PM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: rickmichaels

No street cred unless it was a hit, they might want to make it look like one. Then, his “music” would sell forever.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 10:40:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rickmichaels; a fool in paradise

In the meantime, a dog allegedly bit a man. Details at 11!


5 posted on 05/01/2013 10:40:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: rickmichaels

Never heard of them. Had to google their “hit” Jump. After listening to it for 15 seconds, I realized that I had never heard of it...

Who listens to this crap?


6 posted on 05/01/2013 10:45:38 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I know what you mean!


7 posted on 05/01/2013 10:47:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Who listens to this crap?


I don’t think we want to have first hand knowledge.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 10:52:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: rickmichaels

Another rapper dead.

Now there’s a shock.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 10:55:10 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: laplata

COME ON DUDE! I like it-but then I like lost luggage.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 10:58:29 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: rickmichaels

Never heard of him!


12 posted on 05/01/2013 10:59:02 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: rickmichaels

The good die young.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 10:59:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

A really bad saying, IMO


14 posted on 05/01/2013 11:01:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

You have to know how to read it.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 11:03:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

like it was good (for us) that he died young?

:p


16 posted on 05/01/2013 11:03:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

No. 34 is young?


17 posted on 05/01/2013 11:04:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

well, for anyone but a rapper I guess.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 11:05:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rickmichaels
Kris Kross star Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has died at the age of 34.

...

Kelly and his bandmate Chris 'Daddy Mac' Smith were discovered in 1990 by Jermaine Dupri and the duo went on to release three studio albums.


As the age of 34 and the year of 1990 indicate, Kris Kross was a child novelty act - two pre-teen kids lip-syncing and wearing backward baseball caps back in the days when MTV still played music videos. Their fan base consisted of little girls and their mothers, and they lost interest as soon as the two boys became old enough to shave. Kris Kross had about as much to do with real rap as Donnie Osmond does with real rock and roll.
19 posted on 05/01/2013 11:20:07 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: rickmichaels

He was a great rap artist. RIP


20 posted on 05/01/2013 11:24:19 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Bit that won’t stop some Freepers from acting like Grade A jerks.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 11:25:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A rapper called “Mac Daddy”.

That is really all we need to know.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 11:26:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

True dat!


23 posted on 05/01/2013 11:38:48 PM PDT by TheGunny
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To: GeronL

Yeah, a little kid called, “Mac Daddy.”


24 posted on 05/01/2013 11:49:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Jeff Winston
Drugs.

>>died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. (AP)

Link

25 posted on 05/02/2013 12:03:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: rickmichaels

Maybe he “jumped, jumped” off a building. he he he


26 posted on 05/02/2013 12:12:02 AM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: rickmichaels

He was just turning his life around.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 12:36:06 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Hey, Idiot Kid - pull up your pants!!!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

That song was really popular when I was in 7th grade.

It was pretty catchy. Goodness knows it wasn’t full of violent lyrics. They were kids!


28 posted on 05/02/2013 1:03:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: rickmichaels

YAWN! Wonder if it were drugs???? Yawn!


29 posted on 05/02/2013 1:53:48 AM PDT by bikerman (Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.)
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To: laplata

Judging that their Jump song went Number One on the music charts....a lot of White Guilt Liberals listened to this


30 posted on 05/02/2013 2:53:05 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: tallyhoe

Never heard of him!


Not to worry..... If you heard one rapper you heard them all.


31 posted on 05/02/2013 4:47:51 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Cowboy Bob
>>>Who listens to this crap?

There's probably millions of people saying the same stuff about the music you listen to.

Me? I've got everything on my iPhone from Yanni to George Strait...to Dr. Dre...to the Les Miz soundtrack...from Garth Brooks to Pink Floyd...from Andrea Bocelli to Petra to the P-Furs. I've got the Gaither Vocal band and I've got Led Zeppelin. I've even got Gregorian Chants and the Andrews Sisters and Artie Shaw.

Music is the spice of life. Some folks are bland eaters...and some...not so much.

32 posted on 05/02/2013 5:05:10 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: SeminoleCounty

It was a cute novelty song, not a social commentary.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 5:11:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: VanDeKoik
I always find these music threads amusing. People are the same...and it doesn't matter whether they are conservatives or liberals: If they don't like something they thing the whole world is crazy if they do...as if their particular taste in music is normal and everyone else is abnormal.

Meanwhile they're still spinning 33's in the basement listening to their stack of Feron Young records.

But I will say this: I do not think the music of today compares to the music of the 60's, 70's and 80's as far as talent goes. First...you never know if what you are hearing is real or mixed. Second...the shear complexity of music today is much les than 20 or 30 years ago. Listen to the complexity of a modern top 40 and compare it to something from Rush or LZ or Pink Floyd. Doesn't compare...but tastes are tastes. But I think this is why a lot of younger kids like older music. My kids (teen and younger) like older rock rather than the new stuff...they like to hear a little guitar getting beat.

34 posted on 05/02/2013 5:14:16 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Revolting cat!

Did he ever learn to put his pants on properly?

His mama brought him up wrong, tha’s what she did, mmmm hmmm!


35 posted on 05/02/2013 6:56:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Cowboy Bob; Revolting cat!
Kristof'r Cross'll make you jump jump and ride like the wind!


36 posted on 05/02/2013 7:00:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NELSON111; Revolting cat!

Top 40 is crap. Top 40 was crap when I was growing up in the 1970s and Crystal Gayle was on the AM and tee vee and Kiss and Styx were on the radio.

It was crap in the 1980s when I was in college and Bong Jovy was on the radio with Brooose Springsteen and Mad Ona and Mikel Jackson.

It’s always been crap and it ever shall be.

With rare exception, radio sucks and so do “top seller” lists.

PS Elvis was far from the best rock and roller of the 1950s and even Ike Turner’s 1950s cuts beat Little Richard. Yes I said it.


37 posted on 05/02/2013 7:03:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeminoleCounty; Revolting cat!
Judging that their Jump song went Number One on the music charts....a lot of White Guilt Liberals listened to this

Funny thing was, they actually staged a COMEBACK tour last year!

I guess they saw how NKOTB (New Kids on Da Block) were doing reunion tours and stuff.

Me? I'm seeing the Monkees this summer (Davey Jones RIP! It's all good, Michael Nesmith is back and will be singing Circle Sky and Mickey will be singing the Porpoise Song from the movie Head, a head flick if there ever was one).

38 posted on 05/02/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Veggie Todd
He was just turning his life around.

you bad!


39 posted on 05/02/2013 7:11:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
For a child star, 34 is a good run.


40 posted on 05/02/2013 7:12:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GeronL; Revolting cat!
34 is the new 27.


41 posted on 05/02/2013 7:14:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DH

Not to worry..... If you heard one rapper you heard them all.

Your right and I don’t like Rapp ever!!! It might be poetry but it definitely is not music!!!


42 posted on 05/02/2013 12:15:18 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: rickmichaels

RIP.


43 posted on 05/02/2013 12:21:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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