Chris Kelly Funeral and Public Viewing Plans Announced
Funeral services for Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly will take place in Atlanta next week. The 34-year-old appears to have died from a drug overdose, according to the Associated Press.
Plans include a public viewing at Murray Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday throughout the afternoon and evening and a funeral at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday.
Famed producer Jermaine Dupri discovered Chris aka “Mac Daddy” and fellow Kriss Kross rapper Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith in an Atlanta mall.
The duo -- known for wearing their pants backwards -- shot to fame in 1992 with the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Jump,” from their debut album “Totally Krossed Out.”
They went on to tour with Michael Jackson on the “Dangerous World Tour” and released two more albums, “Da Bomb” and “Young, Rich & Dangerous.” They reunited earlier this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dupri’s label, So So Def.