Kid hip-hop duo Kris Kross planning reunion show

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 15:09 EDT
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Kriss Kross 'Jump' video
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Proving that while time must move forward, pants can always be worn backwards, pre-teen hip-hop duo Kris Kross will take part in a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of their record label, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Wednesday.

Chris Kelly and Chris Smith (a.k.a “Mac Daddy” and “Daddy Mac,” respectively) will reunite as part of a Feb. 23 show honoring So So Def Recordings, the label founded by producer Jermaine Dupri. Dupri signed them after discovering them at a local shopping mall when they were 12 and 11 years old, respectively.

Dupri also went on to produce their debut album, Totally Krossed Out, where the duo debuted what would become their trademark: wearing their clothes background. Buoyed by the single “Jump,” the album went platinum.

The concert will feature several performers from the So So Def stable, including Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, J-Kwon and Jagged Edge, among others. It has not been confirmed whether Kelly and Smith, both now in their thirties, will resurrect their famous look for the show.

In the interest of nostalgia, here’s Kelly and Smith’s video for “Jump,” originally released in 1992.

[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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