R.I.P. Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly
Hip-hop’s foundations were being laid in the 1970s, brick by brick, by DJs in the South Bronx, sometimes even in burnt out or deteriorating buildings. These pioneers invented sampling (isolating one sound and reusing it in another song) and hip-hop’s other key elements through trial and error, mostly by fooling around with records at home.
Over the many years after its humble beginnings hip hop spread its wings far and wide throughout America and the rest of the world, evolving through the 70s, 80s and 90s. Places such as LA, Detroit and many other locations gave birth to hip hop super stars. One particular state that birthed one of the most successful rap duo of the 90s was Atlanta. That rap duo were called Kris Kross, they made an huge impact all over the world. The two piece were made up of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith.
The duo was best known for their backwards dressing style and hit 1992 song “Jump”, which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks and was certified double platinum as a single.
Sadly one half of the rap duo Chris Kelly, passed away last night. He was 34. There is no questioning on their contribution to hip hop. With that said PONY USA would like to say, R.I.P Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly.