The Associated Press confirms that rapper Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of the ‘90s rap duo Kris Kross died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital from, according to police, an apparent drug overdose. Kelly was 34 years old.
However, it is worth noting that the cause of death has not yet officially been announced by the medical examiner’s office. The autopsy is scheduled to occur 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
At the age of 12, Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith formed Kris Kross after being discovered by Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri in 1992.
Kris Kross was known for their hit song “Jump” from their multi-platinum debut album Totally Krossed Out and for wearing their clothes backward when performing. The widely successful album lead to a concert tour with Michael Jackson, TV appearances and their own videogame.
Kris Kross reunited in February of this year to perform at an event celebrating the anniversary of Dupri’s record label So So Def.