|Chris Kelly & Chris Smith of Kris Kross|
Wow! Can't believe it was the early 90's,
when we first saw the hip hop duo Kris Kross
Chris Kelly & Chris Smith
The duo was best known for their hit 1992 song "Jump", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks and was certified double platinum as a single. Kris Kross was also noted for their fashion style, which consisted of wearing their clothing backwards.
Jermaine Dupri discovered the two at an Atlanta shopping mall. Dupri and both Chris's signed a deal with Ruffhouse Records, and recorded their debut album Totally Krossed Out.
Entirely produced by Dupri, Totally Krossed Out, was released March 31, 1992 and sold four million copies in the U.S. It included the hit single "Jump", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks.
The duo landed a spot on Michael Jackson's 1992 Dangerous World Tour, as well as a cameo appearance on Jackson's "Jam" music video. The music videos from their own album also experienced major success. The video for "Jump", directed by filmmaker Rich Murray went to No. 1
The Duo separated some time after their third album and went on to have solo careers.
Kris Kross reunited for So So Def's 20th Anniversary concert in 2013.
On May 1 2013 it was reported that Chris Kelly 34 yrs passed away. Chris K was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home. Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 pm on the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
RIP Chris Kelly (1978-2013)