Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly’s death his still hanging over the Hip-Hop community, and many are questioning what caused the death of the beloved Kriss Kross emcee. Though an autopsy has been completed, the definitive cause of death is still pending until a toxicology report is completed.
However, Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratt told investigators that her son has an “extensive history of drug use” and explained that he took a combination of cocaine and heroin, known as a “speedball,” the night before his death, leading many to believe that the rapper died from a drug overdose.
Unknown sources recently told TMZ that Kelly had been on and off drugs for more than a decade but had been clean in recent years until shortly after Kriss Kross’ comeback concert in February. The sources claim that, in recent weeks, Kelly relapsed into drug use as his fame and finances began to rise again.
None of the allegations have been confirmed. The world of Hip-Hop has seen many of its stars, including Eminem, and allegedly Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, overdose on drugs.
Sadly, Hip-Hop has also seen a number of rappers die from drug overdoses as well. If Kelly’s cause of death was from a drug overdose, hopefully, his tragic death will serve as a wake-up call those in the Hip-Hop community and beyond of the dangers of drug use.
Check out a list of rappers who have passed away from drug overdoses below. – nicholas robinson