Chris Kelly, also known as “Mac Daddy” and one half on the early 90s rap group Kris Kross, has passed away
at the age of 34 due to an apparent drug overdose. Kelly rose to stardom at just 13 years old after he and his partner, fellow 13-year-old Chris Smith, were discovered by rapper Jermaine Dupri while they were rapping in an Atlanta area mall in 1991.
The 1990s were a strange time in hip-hop, when gangster rap was reaching new heights but poppy, catchy rappers were leaving them in the dust on the charts. Kris Kross was one such case. While none of these one-hit wonders would last, they definitely had their moments in the sun.