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Kriss Kross is an American rapper duo from Georgia. Their biggest selling album Totally Krossed Out sold more than four million copies worldwide.
Rappers Kriss Kross became a hit sensation when they were just 13 years old. Chris “Daddy Mack” Smith” and Chris “Mack Daddy” Kelly was discovered at a mall at Atlanta by Jermaine Dupri in 1991. Dupri came up with a image concept for the duo, wearing their clothing backwards.
In 1992, the duo had a huge hit, “Jump”. The single stayed at the Billboard Charts of eight weeks making their debut album, Totally Krossed Out, sell over four million copies. Later that year, Kriss Kross toured all over Europe with Michael Jackson bringing with them their new gold single, “Warm It Up”.
In 1993, the duo released their sophomore album, Da Bomb. The album contained deeper voices since Daddy Mack and Mack Daddy were hitting puberty. The new image together with their hot image made the single “Alright” another big hit. After the duo’s success, they took a hiatus and came back with Young, Rich And Dangerous in 1996.
Awards & Certifications
|1992||Totally Krossed Out||Certified 4x Platinum in U.S.|
|1993||Da Bomb||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|1996||Young, Rich & Dangerous||Cerrtified Gold in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|1992||I Missed The Bus||29||14||63||Totally Krossed Out|
|1992||Jump||2||1||1||Totally Krossed Out|
|1992||Warm It Up||3||1||13||Totally Krossed Out|
|1993||Alright||8||1||19||Da Bomb (album)|
|1993||I'm Real||45||8||84||Da Bomb (album)|
|1993||It s A Shame||55||11||Totally Krossed Out|
|1994||Da Bomb||74||25||Da Bomb (album)|
|1996||Live And Die For Hip Hop||36||11||72||Young, Rich And Dangerous|
|1996||Tonite's Tha Night||1||12||Young, Rich And Dangerous|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for this duo.
March 17, 1992
August 03, 1993:
|1992||I Missed The Bus||Columbia||Totally Krossed Out|
|1992||Jump||Columbia||Totally Krossed Out|
|1992||Warm It Up||Columbia||Totally Krossed Out|
|1993||Alright||Columbia||Da Bomb (album)|
|1993||I'm Real||Columbia||Da Bomb (album)|
|1993||It s A Shame||Columbia||Totally Krossed Out|
|1994||Da Bomb||Columbia||Da Bomb (album)|
|1996||Live And Die For Hip Hop||Columbia||Young, Rich And Dangerous|
|1996||Tonite's Tha Night||Columbia||Young, Rich And Dangerous|
- The duo had a Sprite commercial in 1992–93.
- The duo released a video game starring the pair titled Kris Kross: Make My Video.
- Famous for wearing their clothing backwards.