Today it was reported that Chris “Mad Daddy Kelly” 1/2 of the 90’s rap group Kris Kross was found dead at his Georgia home at the age of 34. When Kelly was found unconscious at his home he was rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was pounced dead. Kelly was best known for the Kris kross mega smash “jump” Which was released in 1991 on Jermaine Dupri’s So So def music label. Dupri was also the man who discovered the young duo in an Atlanta mall and helped make them into young superstars. The cause of death is currently unknown but an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.
R.I.P to a young hip hop lengend, We are still jumping for you Chris!!!
Today is truly another sad and tragic day in America. beloved Actor Michael Clarke Duncan was found dead just weeks he suffered a severe heart attack. Duncan was recovering in the hospital after his heart attack which happened two months, but had never fully recovered. His Fiance, Omorosa stated that both her and Duncan’s family have been extremely appreciative of all the prayers and well wishes that thousands of people were sending during this difficult time, and that this time should be used to remember Michael life and all those he touched rather that mourn his death. Duncan will surely be missed not only in Hollywood, but also in our thoughts and minds. His roles not only graced the screen with a larger than life presences, but his ever present smile and deeply unique voice will forever ring in our memories. Duncan was truly a giant amongst men by not only in physical stature but also in terms of a kind and giving heart. This man will truly be missed in this world and will never replaced. It’s quite to see another young positive black role model leave this earth so soon. R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan….you will forever be missed.
Today, Actress and Comedienne Yvette Wilson Has lost her long running battle with Stage 4 cervical cancer. Yvette was well known for extensive role as, Andell, the wildly popular sitcoms; Moesha and The spinoff series The Parkers. Wilson will surely be missed for not just her hilarious on screen presence but for also her positive and upbeat persona. today we have lost not only a great actress but a truly wonderful human being.
After a two year battle with cancer Adam Yauch aka MCA of the legendary hip hop group “The Beastie Boys” passed away. Not enough can be said about MCA and all that he and his fellow MC’s from the Beastie Boys have accomplished in hip Hop and all that have pioneered for the genre. Having been a fan of the group pretty much all my life I am truly sad to hear about the passing of MCA and Him and his family will truly be in my prayers, as well as his brother MC’s from the Beastie. Below is a link to an article describing the events in greater detail.
Also here is one my all time favorite Beastie Boy songs and to me on the Best Instrumentals in all of hip Hop.
Today marks the Birthday Of beloved Detroit Artist Darnel Lindsey, aka Blade Icewood. Blade Icewood was unfortunately gunned down in the City of Detroit far to soon, and at a point where his music career was about to take off and gain commercial success. The tragic part surrounding the death of this artist was that 2 years before his life was taken he was the victim of a home invasion where intruders shot him 7 times with an AK-47 assault rifle resulting in his paralysis from the waist down. Blade did not let that stop as he persevered and pushed forward his career up until his untimely death. Blade’s music will forever live on as a staple in Detroit music and he will be missed.