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Kris Kross

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Thirteen-year-old rappers Chris "Daddy Mack" Smith and Chris "Mack Daddy" Kelly became the pop sensations of 1992 as Kris Kross. The two were discovered at an Atlanta mall in 1991 by then-19-year-old producer Jermaine Dupri, who took them under his wing and came up with the gimmick of having the duo wear all of their clothing backwards, lending more significance to their name. Thanks in part to savvy marketing, "Jump," which sampled the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," became the fastest-selling single in 15 years, staying at number one for eight weeks on the Billboard charts and pushing the sales of their debut album, Totally Krossed Out, past four million. Another gold single followed in "Warm It Up," and Kris Kross toured Europe with Michael Jackson and appeared on innumerable teen-oriented TV shows. By the time of their follow-up album, 1993's Da Bomb, the boys had hit puberty, and their voices were noticeably deeper; they tried to affect a tougher, more hardcore sound and image, with less success. "Alright" was their third single to go gold or better, but Da Bomb failed to even go platinum by the end of the year. Kris Kross took some time off and returned in 1996 with Young, Rich and Dangerous, which featured the gold-selling rap ballad "Tonite's tha Night." Chris "Mack Daddy" Kelly was pronounced dead on May 1, 2013 at an Atlanta hospital after having been found unresponsive at his Atlanta home; he was 34 years old. ~ Steve Huey
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Albums by
Kris Kross

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    12 songs

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    Young, Rich and Dangerous

    12 songs

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    Da Bomb

    15 songs

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    Totally Krossed Out

    3 songs

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    Jump

    15 songs

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    Ruffhouse Records Greatest Hits

    2 songs

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    Jump/Lil Boys in Da Hood

    10 songs

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    The Best of Kriss Kross Remixed: 92 94 96 EP

    9 songs

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    A Totally Krossed Out World


Top Songs by
Kris Kross

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  2.   Jump
  3.   Warm It Up
  4.   I Missed the Bus
  5.   Live and Die for Hip Hop
  6.   Alright
  7.   Tonite's Tha Night
  8.   Money Power And Fame (Three Things That's Necessities)
  9.   Hey Sexy
  10.   Mackin' Ain't Easy
  11.   The Way of Rhyme
  12.   Raide
  13.   Party (1)
  14.   2 da Beat Ch'yall
  15.   Jump (1)
  16.   Way Of Rhythm
  17.   Young Rich And Dangerous
  18.   You Can't Get With This
  19.   We're In Da House
  20.   Take Um Out
  21.   Outro
  22.   Lil' Boys in da Hood
  23.   It's A Group Thang
  24.   It Don't Stop (Hip Hop Classic)
  25.   Intro
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Kris Kross

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    '90s A-Z

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    '90s #1 Hits

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    Party Hits

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    '90s Hits


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