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    Chris Kelly, one-half the hip-hop duo Kris Kross that scored a radio hit with "Jump" in the early Nineties, has died, The Associated Press reports. According to a medical examiner, Kelly, 34, was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon; the cause of death is unconfirmed.



    Known as "Mac Daddy," Kelly and his groupmate, Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, were discovered by a 19-year-old Jermaine Dupri while performing at an Atlanta shopping mall. The budding hip-hop mogul brought the duo to Ruffhouse Records, which released their debut album, Totally Krossed Out, in 1992, when Kelly and Smith were 13 and 12 years old. As Kris Kross swiftly gained popularity among teens with their radio-friendly rap and trendsetting style (they wore their clothing backwards), the album reached Number One, selling four million copies, and its lead single, "Jump," topped the singles chart for eight weeks. The group was embraced by older music stars, t0o, appearing in music videos by Michael Jackson, Run-D.M.C. and TLC.

    Kriss Kross released two more albums in the Nineties to lesser success before Kelly and Smith went their separate ways. In February, the duo reunited to perform their at the 20th anniversary concert for Dupri's So So Def label.

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    Kelly's mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, and So So Def released a joint statement Wednesday night:

    “It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”

    Backwards Pants



    Kriss Kross not only made kids jump, jump but also inspired them to attempt their backwards pant style. Before hitting trend levels everyone instantly realized that wearing you pants backward could mean the difference between hitting the toilet or going home in the sweat pants from the lost and found.

    10 Fashion Trends That Thankfully Never Caught On

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    Any death is tragic; however there is a MODICUM of embellishment about the MILLIONS of fans...

    I couldn't stand the song - but found the 13 year old 'gansta' backwards wearing pants worthy of a few jokes.
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