It's been over 25 years since Kris Kross made us 'Jump', but what happened to them after their single rocketed them to a new level of fame? The two best friends, Chris Kelly and Chris Smith, were only teenagers when they were discovered in 1991, but that didn't stop them from creating a record-breaking hit.
Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Kelly released their debut album "Totally Krossed Out" in 1992 which featured the single "Jump." The hit song topped the Hot 100 charts for eight weeks, longer than any other rap song at the time. They even were able to sell the music video on VHS! It was so popular that it was turned into a video game, albeit one that people absolutely hated, but still existed!
The band went on tour with Michael Jackson and appeared in other artist's music videos, including Jackson's song "Jam," D.M.C.'s song "Down with the King," and TLC's song "Hat 2 da Back."
The young stars had a bright future ahead of them as they continued to release hit after hit. Their follow up albums were a success, but as it is with so many bands, hit songs aren't always going to keep them together. In 1996 they released their final album "Young, Rich & Dangerous" before separating to pursue solo careers.