News: After 21 Years, Kris Kross Is Wiggity Wiggity Wiggity Back
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 11:25PM
After more than two decades, former hip-hop duo Kris Kross are reportedly reuniting to honor their one-time record label So So Def.
According to reports, Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith will formally hook back up next month.
Get ready to break out your backwards oversized gear again, because '90s pint-sized rap duo Kris Kross are all growed up and ready to jump jump back into the spotlight. It's been 21 years since Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith became famous for those ridiculous outfits -- and their monster hit "Jump" -- and they've just announced they are reuniting for a 20th anniversary all-star concert honoring So So Def Recordings in Atlanta next month. (TMZ)
Along with Kris Kross, former So So Def artists including Xscape and Da Brat will reunite.
Atlanta-based So So Def Records will celebrate 20 years of making music by holding a concert at the Fox Theater. Mayor Kasim Reed joined the label and hip hop artists on Tuesday to announce a 20th anniversary concert on Feb. 23. So So Def stars Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Kris Kross and Da Brat will perform at the reunion celebration. (My Fox Atlanta)
Back in early 2011, Da Brat got released from jail after putting in time on a three-year jail sentence.
"It's been crazy, everybody has been hitting me up," she said in an interview. "I'm in the 'A' doing house arrest. I have this nice leg monitor jewelry. I'ma put some Swarovski Crystals on this...I actually had more freedom in the work release program because I got to go home on pass. In the transition center you work and go back and forth to your job. When you're on pass you can go home. But I ain't trippin'. It's all good. All of this will be over soon." (XXL Mag)
Kris Kross are most known for invading the rap scene in the early 1990's as teenagers.
Thirteen-year-old rappers Chris "Daddy Mack" Smith and Chris "Mack Daddy" Kelly became the pop sensations of 1992 as Kris Kross. The two were discovered at an Atlanta mall in 1991 by then-19-year-old producer Jermaine Dupri, who took them under his wing and came up with the gimmick of having the duo wear all of their clothing backwards, lending more significance to their name. Thanks in part to savvy marketing, "Jump," which sampled the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," became the fastest-selling single in 15 years, staying at number one for eight weeks on the Billboard charts and pushing the sales of their debut album, Totally Krossed Out, past four million. Another gold single followed in "Warm It Up," and Kris Kross toured Europe with Michael Jackson and appeared on innumerable teen-oriented TV shows. (All Music)
Check out the "Jump" music video: