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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
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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.

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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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