Chris Kelly, Kris Kross Rapper Dead At 34

(AllHipHop News) Chris Kelly, half of the rap group Kris Kross, has died suddenly at the young at of 34.

Fox 5 in Atlanta broke the story after the rapper was found unconscious ay his home today. The exact cause of death has not been revealed.

He was pronounced dead at 5:30 pm at Atlanta Medical Center.

As half of Kris Kross, Kelly was known as Daddy Mac, while his partner Chris Smith was known as “Mac Daddy.” In the 90’s, they scored a number of pop hits, most notably “Jump.”

The group reunited in February for a performance.

“Jump” is below:

  • Chris

    RIP, Brotha’.


    Bout time way to go catch up. Com

  • bigdoe6

    damn yo.

  • RIP…memories of my childhood right there

  • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

    His life is now like his career.

    • Pedro Matos Jr.

      Damn man dat’s heartless no need 4 that R.I.P.

    • Trahnyr315

      Wheres your career broke nigga?

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        Aww I hurt your wittle feelings? Bwahahaha!

      • johnblacksad

        this Sir Salty McGinty III once bragged here about his production work for MF Doom… highlight of his ‘career’

      • ONE


      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        No. The highlight of my career is making you a so called “millionaire” pissed off so much that you combed the archives of AHH to find out info about me. You must have looked it up because if you remembered something so trivial that I said long ago that makes you more of a loser than I thought that you were. You are so pathetic that you get upset over a bad joke that I stated about a deceased person that you don’t even know.

      • johnblacksad

        Ha… you really are salty… lol… no lie, i’m not gonna hide it, i kinda feel good about myself… i just knew it… i threw that lil’ bait in, because i knew your feeble, simple minded, simple spirited azz would find that sooooo amaziiiing that i would recall some stupid sh!t like that…. and that just goes to show like i said before, we are not in the same worlds… no wonder why motherfcuker won’t believe i made them mills before i was 23… sorry dude… i got a memory like that… the ones you see in the movies… on some Jason Bourne natural intelligence type of sh!t… on some Rain Main type of sh!t except i ain’t no autist… like you said yourself, you said that sh!t so long ago i doubt this disqus sh!t was on… either way… it don’t matter… like ma n!gga Jeezy said “believe what you wanna believe, what’s to discuss?” (Get Right)

        at least you’re recognizing your joke was bad… yeah, it was… it sucked azz…

        You just mad i wiped my cleats on your neck… that’s what you get being disrespectful… you bastard!

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        Oh my! You sir are funny as all hell. You made $3 million before you were 23 yet you are on here arguing with someone that is not even on the same level as you are? Oh yeah we are definitely not on the same level. You are speaking the truth about being on some Jason Bourne type sh@t as in you are a fictional character. One that also suffers from delusions of grander. Once again you are a millionaire on a hiphop site bragging to someone as insignificant as I. The only way that you could have possibly made 3 million is if you hit the lottery. You couldn’t bait me if you tried my good fellow. Look at your replies, buffoonish, crude and lacking any imagination. I repeat, you are upset, I mean actually p@ssed at me because I joked about a deceased rapper from the 90’s that OD’d on speedballs. You sir are truly above me. You are a captain of industry and a brilliant Machiavellian tactician, a wealthy young man about town who instead of traveling the world or expanding his wealth, spends his time catching feelings on the internet. I tip my hat to you sir and bow to your greatness.

      • johnblacksad

        grandeur… not grander…

      • johnblacksad

        do you have any idea about the number of people who made way much more than 3 millions and have nothing to show for today? at least that ain’t my case (if that was my case, then i plead the fifth… ha ha word to my n!gga Jeezy again)… i might not be sitting on them mills no more… you dumbazz… that was ten years ago… whatchu think i did with the money? sat on it? b!tch i traveled the world more than you will ever… i spent weeks at the Waldorf like Jaffet Joffa… “Im everywhere, you ain’t never there” and that’s word to ma n!gga Hov.
        “I wish you health, i wish you wheels, i wish you wealth, i wish you insight so you could see for yourself”… word to Hov again!

        I got houses to show for, got a nice degree to show for, sold the other cars but still got that old school to show for!

        “I have a problem dealing with wealth, and you wouldn’t understand it, until you get a million yourself”… word to Loso

        “I figure frauds never hit a lick before, so they don’t the feeling when them thangs get across” … word to Hov!

        N!gga (i mean white boi) i can go on if you want to… call it delusions of grandeur if it makes you feel better…

        Now goodnight since we in different timezones.


      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        Thank you for the correction old bean, in my haste to serve your arse I overlooked a few things. I bid you farewell, I take it that I will see you on the morrow at the Dollar Store country club for former millionaires. Tea and crumpets will be served at half past one. Cheerio!

      • johnblacksad

        Former…? i ain’t never said i lost all of it… i no longer have them $3M. but my assets def worth over one milli… this crib alone… i wish you could see this view!

        Tell me, how much you think Young Buck is sitting on right now? And this n!gga done seen more than 10 legit millions… according to Fifty… 50 said all them G-Unit n!ggaz done seen at least 10$ millions each… how much you think Buck have to show for today? If you want, we can really run the list… from the original broke rapper aka Mc Hammer to Beanie Sigel, from Scott Storch to Ja Rule to Damon Dash… (not saying that Dame is flat out broke, but in comparison to Hov and the type of money he could have been working with) etc… you get the point… let’s not even mention all the ex-ballers, nba, nfl, who ain’t got sh!t to show for… i doubt Young Buck have a million $ worth of assets to show for today… and he made over 10$… and his was LEGIT… while i had to launder mine… (you seriously don’t think hitting the lotto is the only way to come up 3$M right?!) …think what you want, but i believe i didn’t so bad… i could have been greedier, but i also could have ended up in jail… i’m proud of myself… yes i could have turned them 3$M into a hundred maybe, but i’ll leave that to the people that are still trying to become rich… everybody think they know what they’ll do once they hit that lick… like Hov said :”I wish you insight so you could see for yourself”.

        If i don’t brag about it to someone as insignificant as you, who else do you want me to brag about it to? the FBI? the IRS? c’mon, be serious…

        and by the way, my schedule is indeed far from busy… i got a whole bunch of time on my hands… the cribs are already paid for, i don’t wake up chasing the same thing most people you know are after… you wouldn’t know that we’re not in the same league… because we are not in the same league!

        I’ll leave you with this verse from ma n!gga Facemob :

        “Rap music brought a n!gga pay days without a doubt
        But, what do you do when it’s all said and done?
        Ain’t nobody checkin for records and won’t nobody come
        Life goes on, I don’t want to be another Joe
        Fifty-five doin concerts, relyin on his shows
        So, I stack my green, to match my means, straight Jewish
        When n!ggas spent money, I ain’t do it
        Just cause you lookin like you ballin in the eyes of the public
        How many really think he got to touch it?
        Hey, I got to live with my mistakes, so I’m a take ’em
        And put ’em into words, that way we all ain’t got to make them Take them words I put off in this song
        Live your life by it, nigga take your chance, you on your own
        But my advice is to anyone who tries
        Every time you take your next breath, just be prepared to die
        Don’t do it”
        Baby don’t do it – Freeway feat. Scarface

    • wow… yeah death settles all debts bro. RIP my nig. thanks for ur contributions to “hip-hop”.

    • $18592567

      u a bitch

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        Says the guy upset over a comment made about a person that never knew that you existed.

      • johnblacksad

        I believe that the correct term is COMMENT… you less than half-witted son of troglodyte mammoth d!ck suckin b!tch.

      • sakiru oresanwo


      • Tony G.


      • RMfag

        Although I agree, I dont see anything particularly wrong with deck sucking. Im not gay but my girl does it 😉

      • johnblacksad

        keep that gay sh!t for yourself… we straight over here bruh

      • RMfag

        Thats whats up. I dont understand the gay trolls nor do I want to. I only likes puzy.

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        Oh my, I see that I have offended yet another Kross Kriss fan. My apologizes old bean. I can see you now, in your room at your mothers house, walls covered with posters of Kross-Kriss the two young boys that you love so, in your
        twin bed sobbing like a teenage school girl. Don’t get your panties in a bunch dear fellow. You too like we all, shall embrace the sweet kiss of death in due time. Then you can join your lost love in eternity.

    • bigdoe6

      Lame. Everything these rap niggas doing right now this guy did years ago. He was a kid when he did it. Driving a benz before he was 18. Living in big cribs. He lived a good life and helped his friends. He was friends with Michael Jordan, Micheal Jackson, Heavy D, Bill Cosby and many other high profile celebs. Even though he didn’t go out with millions, at least he lived to see it. A lot of people will never live his life. Stop the disrespect.

      • drens1974

        Agreed. I was 17 when they broke out, can’t say that I was a fan, but I didn’t hate them either. Shit, they did the damn thing. And go back and listen to any of their tracks now… sounds like the golden era of hip hop in comparison.

    • ONE

      You are a f*cking loser buddy

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        I’m not your buddy guy!

      • johnblacksad

        maybe not the buddy part, but definitely a loser… uh… sorry, a fcuking loser… buddy!

      • cincytown

        im not guy friend im not your friend buddy lmao terrance and phillip ass nigga you a fool

      • Guest

        Oh my, I see that I have offended yet another Kross Kriss fan. My apologizes old bean. I can see you now, at your room in your mothers house, walls covered with posters of the two men that you love, in your twin bed sobbing like a teenage school girl. Don’t get your panties in a bunch. You too like we all, shall embrace the sweet kiss of death in due time. Then you can join your lost love in eternity.

      • johnblacksad

        we are already within eternity dumb azz motherfcuker…

        i’m an old chap, a Kross Kriss fan… and still live in my mothers house??! Lol… now you’re starting to be funny… what a failure that would be!

        I done said that many times in this b!tch : i made 3 million U.S. dollars before my 23rd birthday! What you do? some unheard production work for MF Doom? bwahahahahah… fcuking white boy… stay salty and get off mine

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        Aww. I have my first millionaire stalker. I am blessed.

    • ulostatlife

      Sir Salty huh?…guess your moms named you after everybody she swallowed…

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        I believe that the correct term is EVERYONE that she swallowed you half-witted troglodyte. And yes dear old mum swallowed quite a bit. She along with your Mother and I believe it was your grandmother if I am not mistaken, used to blow sailors by the dozen. They were the original Treacherous Three.

      • johnblacksad

        still not funny… please try again

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        I say old chap, you were quite affected by my COMMENT(S) weren’t you? I see that you took time from your BUSY schedule to reply to me several times. You must really love the Kross-Kriss fellow. The people at your place of work must be upset that you are on the internets and allowing the burgers and fries to burn. Back to work you son of a motherless whore. Post haste!

      • RMfag

        I work alone.

      • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

        And you do it poorly. You see how much hate that I have brought forth!?! I have done more with one post that you have in over 500. Sit back and watch a pro my gay homosexual friend.

      • RMfag

        IDKAT…… You said something inflammatory. I even got alot of hate when I first posted my stuff.

    • johnblacksad

      damn, you really thought you was funny too right?

      Go back to your room you disrespectful bastard

    • Dwayne Nvo

      im sure youre a white boy

      • RMfag

        Or trying to steal my job.

  • Trahnyr315

    RIP chris kelly


    Didn’t know he was still 34, damn. RIP…
    “Jump, Jump!”

  • lox


  • coast

    That’s wickity wickity wack yo!

  • YaheardSyndicate


  • Madstacks520

    R.I.P Daddy Mac used to drive my mom crazy with this song on repeat

  • andone

    they were the first hip hop artists that my moms was willing to buy for me… picked it up @ the swap meet on cassette too… even watch the vid from time to time in the whip on max vol. not giving a fv(k wat ppl think… sad to see dude go so young… R.I.P bout to burn one and pour up for all the the good memories in honor of homie and reminisce on better times when i was more than innocent!

  • Black Exodus

    Rest in peace young brother…you made everybody “Jump”….Please believe that! House of Pain couldn’t touch the original….”MAC DADDY WILL MAKE YOU… JUMP…JUMP !

  • therealest1

    I wonder if that RMfag guy was infatuated with this dude when he was alive since he’s willing to suck off anybody with a recognizable name? Would he have sucked this guy off? More than likely.

    • ONE


      • RMfag


    • RMfag

      No but I wore my pants like that, it was cool yo!

  • hoeyuno

    RIP homie. I was in grade 5 when kris kross was ntroduced to us on in living color and me and my little crew all had are cross colors and baseball jerseys on backwards for a minute. Chris Kelly was the dedicated one outta the 2 who still sported his pants backwards to the day. At least homie got to rock the mic one more time at the so so def anniversary. RIP.

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  • ONE

    Rest in freedom. I remember getting my ass whooped in 2nd grade for going to school with my pants on backwards.

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  • Ojay Juice Henry

    mannnn cant say nobody remember these cats KK had everybody singing that hit. R.i.P. may he rest peacefully.

  • ALL hiphop only site that says he was daddy mac

  • whats next ALL hiphop guna start calln ice t, ice cube & ice cube, ice t?? weak

  • did this ALL hiphop reporter wonder y at 2:15 he is saying he’s the miggity miggity miggity miggity mac daddy? or he didnt watch it…lame ass

  • they had the original jordan 5s on

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  • FaSho Money Prince

    Rappas should wear there pants backwards tomorrow out of respect…

  • RIP Chris Kelly.

    And I am proud to confess.
    I started listening to rap when Kriss Kross came out.
    I wore my pants backwards and I was wearing a
    starter baseball jersey over my hoody.

    I’m exactly the same age as he is. Like one of the
    posters here wrote. Dude was lucky to have it all
    at an early age.

    It’s still sad how many child superstars can’t make
    the transition and keep up with their career.
    The list is almost endless. The media is ruthless
    once they cannot use somebody anymore, they
    are labeled wack. But not only the media.
    How many artists we don’t give a second chance?
    On the artists side also. How many artists don’t want
    to realize it’s over, especially when they don’t put
    real work into it.

    Anyway. RIP. Stay healthy. 34 is way too young to die.

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  • YungKizz

    Rest In Peace Chris im so so speechless rite now i cant even speak Kris Kross Forever

  • Harry Palma

    who cares!

    • johnblacksad

      fcuk you, your mama, your daddy, your boyfriend, fcuk your race, fcuk your soul, fcuk you, fcuk you and fcuk you!

    • dominicancoke

      Get outta here u blue diamond phillip la bamba looking ass coward

      • Naledge77

        @dominicancoke That Lou Diamond Phillip joke was priceless!!! LMAO


    • eddieknucks

      Why are you on this site if you don’t care about hip-hop? Fuckin jerk.

    • liva

      your moms on a sunny day with my dick in her throat

      • RMfag

        i dont see the issue

    • Naledge77

      Yo hairy palms or whatever your names is, have some respect for the dead. Especially someone who was a part of when Hip Hop was real!

      dominicancoke That Lou Diamond Phillip joke was priceless!!! LMAO


    • Naledge77

      Yo shouldn’t you be preppin’ for your next episode of Longmire or something, or making a remix song of “Oh Donna”? GTFOH!!!!!

      Go get a job and cut your wig off!!!

  • johnblacksad

    “It’s Mac, daddy… not your Daddy Mac, you got Kriss-krossed b!tch, i’m not havin that” -B.Sigel

    R.I.P. Chris Kelly

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  • water_ur_seeds

    rip… he was rocking mics back when kid rappers actually had skills… what era…

  • Dan_Tebasco

    RIP, yesterday Frank Alexander now Chris Kelly… A childhood hero gone!

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  • dominicancoke

    I remember in 4th grade me and my best friend kamill whent to school with our baseball jersey and jeans on backwards lol the teacher made us fix ourselves man rip kriss kelly i was truely a fan

  • Tony G.

    Dudes were trendsetters..that Jump shit still rocks when u put it on today…I just watched the episode of Different World with them last wk..sad..Rest easy dude

  • MadVillain

    i read a while back that Jermaine Dupri molested these 2 brothers, still dont know whether it was bs. if its not thats pretty fucced up, anyway RIP

    • RMfag

      I heard that somewhere but it didnt hear Kriss Kross’ name in it.

  • Slaughtr

    Rest in Peace Chris I knew you were going through it it’s over now be at peace.

  • RMfag


    • RMfag

      They were fashion icons. I still wear my pants like that occasionally.

  • RMfag


  • DollasTX

    never wore my clothes backwards OUTSIDE of my house

    but i tried it a few times in the mirror in my bedroom

    from middle school to my sophomore year in college when they dropped

    TONITEs THE NITE with REDMAN – only bought the single i useta knock it in

    the acura between the fugees single and that OGC tape

    back in the 90’s


    • Casor_Greener

      Real Spit

    • WideAwake978

      Man i use to play OGC the storm so many times along with Redmans muddy Waters LP. Loved Kris Cross and yes i wore my shit backwards once and looked fly doing it. Had my Kicks hat on backwards with my Knicks jersey with the Ewings sneakers to match. You couldn’t tell me nothing that day

      • johnblacksad

        I can’t believe it took me a month to start liking Muddy Waters, but once i did…. oh my!!! on repeat for another 3 months or so

    • Damn, men you wake up some memories.

      OGC Da Storm. Damn!!!

      Smif-N-Wesson Dah Shinin’

      Redman – Tonites Da Night.

      Kriss Kross – It’s Allright ft Supacat was on heavy roatation
      when it came out. Just a day before summer holidays. Damn.

      I was always the guy with a knapsack full of beer bottles and tapes.

      • johnblacksad

        Dah Shinin’… Home of the originoo gun clappers…

        Bucktown… walkin around with the pound strapped to your side, cause it gets mad real!!!!

  • “Some of them try to rhyme, but they can’t rhyme like this/ Cause I’m the miggida miggida miggida Mac Daddy. I make you wanna JUMP JUMP”

  • MrNoName2K

    Gone too soon.. R.I.P Chris Kelly…

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  • therealest1

    I recall back in the 90s people thought he had cancer when he lost his career, but it was a hair loss condition, alopecia. He acknowledged it on a VH1 special.

  • disqus_nBFo69tBQP

    Peace and blessing to his family and all his REAL fans

  • KnowledgeIsBorn

    Sad. I read a while back that he was sick or something I wonder if that was the cause of his death. I also remember when I was in the Navy I was in Jakarta and saw a poster for a Kriss Kross concert. I was like DAMN! Those little dudes are performing in f@cking Indonesia!?!

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