"Some of them try to rhyme, but that can't rhyme like this"
If you were a kid growing up in the 90s, then you already know how these two had us jumping around wearing the baggiest clothes we could find! Kriss Kross was a force to be reckoned with and this didn't just include kids, even the Big Boys danced to them.
Mothers, grandmas, even teachers quoted their lyrics, although they would yell at us to
turn our shirts around like we had some sense(lol). Either way you slice it,
this group helped shaped the world of music today and for that, we must Unhinge!
Remembering the days of Kris Kross takes it back to Big League Chew and Jaw Breakers, both childhood requirements. Do you remember the first time you heard "Jump Jump"? Talk about something epic, turn up the radio as loud as it can go and dance like a lunatic! That was the plan and that was all you needed! It's just our opinion, but we think they may have had something to do with the whole "oversized clothes" movement at least in our generation. There was no wearing of the "Slim Jims" or "Smedium" tees when Kris Kross was on, you needed to walk around in your dad or big bro's shirt to get the right look.
Now, of course the girls enjoyed these boys as well, but more so for their looks rather than trying to imitate their appeal. You've just got to love the genius behind their design though. Jermaine Dupri had his head on straight when he concocted this hiphop/pop sensation. He proved his theory, by doing it again with future stars such as "Da Brat" and "Lil Bow Wow", who now occasionally resurface with new material. You do remember So So Def right? Popular music label from Atlanta? Well anyway, Kriss Kross was the first of many kid duos that would try to be replicated throughout the world.
So, during their time on top, they spawned a bevy of gems such as "Alright" and "Warm It Up" which continued to make people move, but as they got older, so did their core fans. We started branching out into other artists such as "LL Cool J and "Sir Mix A lot" who offered a different tone of music. Some of it was harder and some was softer, but quite simply, we grew up and so did they.
Kriss Kross eventually went there separate ways and for a while, they seemed to go about their lives, until recently, when we heard about the demise of Chris Kelly. Was it too much partying at a young age? Or something else? No one will ever really know nor do we care because Kris Kross shall be remembered for making us, "Jump Jump"...
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Here's one more vid for those wanting a little more of the Mac Daddy and Daddy Mac!