Chris Kelly (left in 2013 photo, right in 90s photo), the half of rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead in his home in Atlanta. He was 34 years old. No result on the cause of death.
Kris Kross was discovered by Jermaine Dupri when Kelly and CHris Smith were 13 years old.
Kelly, together with Chris Smith, shot to stardom in 1992 with the hit “Jump,” which spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The two also were known for wearing their clothes backward during performances.
The duo followed up their smash “Jump” with the single “Warm It Up.” Together, the songs pushed their debut album, “Totally Krossed Out,” to multiplatinum status.
Kris Kross followed it up with 1993’s “Da Bomb.” But the album failed to find the following of the duo’s debut, in large part because the boys had hit puberty and they were marketed with a tougher image.
Their career never again reached the heights of their debut, but they continued to make music. In 1996, the pair released the album “Young, Rich and Dangerous.” – CNN