Kris Kross to reunite for one magical nightPosted by New2000 / January 16th, 2013 / No responses
Let’s hope you got some backwards clothes for Christmas.
To celebrate the two-decade mark of his So So Def label, Jermaine Dupri held a press conference in Atlanta today, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, to announce his plans to throw an anniversary concert next month — and it looks like Kris Kross scored a spot on the bill. (EW has reached out for confirmation.)
That’s right, the hip-hop duo of Chris Kelly and Chris Smith (or, as you may know them, Mac Daddy and Daddy Mac) will reunite onstage for the So So Def All-Stars Anniversary Concert, which will go down in Atlanta on Feb. 23.
Kris Kross and Dupri go way back, of course: the So So Def leader discovered the twosome at a shopping mall and introduced them to the national stage, where they’d go on to infect the early ’90s with their baggy backwards clothes and the tight hit single “Jump” — all before turning 14. The Chrises have kept pretty quiet since their 1996 album Young, Rich & Dangerous, so their one-night reunion presents a rare opportunity for fans old and new to jump, jump, jump along with the now-thirtysomethings.
Yet there’s plenty more nostalgia to be had; the event will also include performances by Xscape, Da Brat, Bow Wow, and Dupri himself. But none of those people gave us this:
We’ll see you in February — provided that we don’t miss the bus.