Funeral for "Kris Kross" rapper in Atlanta

Published On: May 09 2013 09:26:21 AM EDT
Updated On: May 09 2013 09:32:56 AM EDT

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Chris Kelly (right), half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died recently at an Atlanta hospital after he was found unresponsive at his home, police said. He was 34 years old.

Mourners are set to gather for the funeral of former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly in Atlanta.
 
Kelly's funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. The 34-year-old was found dead May 1 of a suspected drug overdose.
 
Kriss Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer-rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair at a mall in southwest Atlanta. Kelly, who was known as "Mac Daddy," performed alongside Chris Smith, who was known as "Daddy Mac." The duo wore their clothes backward as a gimmick, but they won over fans with their raps.
 
Their first, and by far most successful song, was the 1992 hit "Jump," which became a No. 1 smash in the United States and globally.

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