Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, a.k.a. Kriss Kross, were discovered by Jermaine Dupri in an Atlanta shopping mall before they turned 13 years old, and by the time they were old enough to obtain their learner’s permits, they had a #1 album, Totally Krossed Out, and two Billboard-topping hits, “Jump” and “Warm It Up.”
Four years later, their third album, Young, Rich & Dangerous, barely went Gold, and Kriss Kross broke up in 1998, leaving behind a legacy of a half-dozen smash singles, one crappy video game (Make My Video), and the immortal “Rugrats Rap.” But nostalgia has been kind to Kelly and Smith, and because of fan demand (and a little push from Dupri), they’re reuniting for a one-off gig next month in Atlanta.
The former tween rappers Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith blew up in 1992 by having a ridiculously catchy single and the gimmick of wearing their clothes backwards. (Thank the heavens we let that go.) They even had a beef with rival pint-sized group Another Bad Creation over who started the terrible clothing fad. Once Kriss Kross grew up, they tried to change their style and become semi-gangsta rappers and they faded from the spotlight after releasing “Young, Rich & Dangerous.”
Now that Jermaine Dupri is planning an anniversary concert celebrating his label So So Def, he had to get Kriss Kross back together since they launched Dupri’s producing career. The concert will take place on February 23rd in Atlanta and will feature performances from Xscape, Da Brat, and Dupri himself. (Via)
If you’re someone who accidentally slips a “da bomb” into your speech every so often, you’re probably excited about this news, and will listen to Kriss Kross’ second album, Da Bomb, later tonight. Or at least stare at the cover: