Kris Kross rapper’s funeral to be held in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Mourners are set to gather for the funeral of former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly in Atlanta.

Kelly's
funeral is set to be held Thursday afternoon at Jackson Memorial
Baptist Church. The 34-year-old was found dead May 1 of a suspected drug
overdose.

Kriss Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992
by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair
at Greenbriar Mall in southwest Atlanta. Kelly performed alongside
Chris Smith, who known as “Daddy Mac.” The duo wore their clothes
backward as a gimmick, but they won over fans with their raps.

Their
first, and by far most successful song, was the 1992 hit “Jump,” which
became a No. 1 smash in the United States and globally.