Chris Kelly’s Former Rap Partner Mourns His Death

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Former kiddie rapper Chris Kelly was 18 when he purchased his first home for $307,500 at the peak of his fame as one half of the multiplatinum rap group Kris Kross. The home has depreciated in value $100K since then.

Kelly was found unresponsive in that home by his mother, Donna Kelly Pratt, who frantically dialed 911 after Kelly complained of feeling nauseated and passed out.

Kelly, 34, was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atlanta Medical Center’s south campus.

His mother later told police that her son ingested a combination of cocaine and heroine, known as a “speedball.” Pratt said Kelly had a history of drug abuse.

The traditional style 3,067 square foot home on Stoneleigh Drive in southwest Atlanta has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The 2-story home is just a stone’s throw from the Greenbrier mall where Kelly and his best friend, Chris Kelly, both 12, were discovered rapping by an up-and-coming music producer.

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Report: Chris Kelly Used Cocaine, Heroine Combination

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A copy of a police report obtained by gossip website TMZ.com reveals former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly may have overdosed on a combination of cocaine and heroine.

The police report states that Kelly, 34, may have ingested a cocaine and heroine substance known as a “speedball,” the night before he died.

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Kris Kross, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Da Brat and more Attend So So Def 20 Year Anniversary

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So So Def artists and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the boutique label’s 20 year anniversary at a City Hall press conference in Atlanta today.

So So Def Recordings, home to platinum-selling acts such as Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat, will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23 at the Fox Theater, it was announced at a press conference today at City Hall.

Latocha Scott (Xscape), left, Dondria, center, and Tameka Scott (Xscape) are pictured above at the event.

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