Chris Mac Daddy Kelly

Last night, the hip-hop community learned of the tragic loss of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, one-half of the legendary ‘90s rap duo Kriss Kross.

According to reports, the Atlanta rapper was found unresponsive in his home and later died in a local hospital. It’s still unclear as to why Kelly died but an autopsy is set to be performed today, May 2.

The tragedy comes just a months after Kriss Kross made a resurgence in the limelight as Kelly and his rap partner, Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, reunited for So So Def’s 25th Anniversary concert special, which boasted performances from the likes of Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Jagged Edge and Da Brat.

Kris Kross - 2013

Our condolences go out to both the Kelly and So So Def family.

Sadly, Kelly isn’t the only rapper to pass away too soon. Check out some other surprising hip-hop deaths below. – nicholas robinson

 

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