Upon hearing about the untimely passing of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, half of the 90s rap duo Kriss Kross, memories of Junior High dances, striped Dickies overalls, and backwards baseball jerseys flooded my brain. If you grew up in the 90s, you’re most certainly familiar with the teen style icons. And in case you’re not a nineties child or just have a case of amnesia, please allow me to remind you of the then 13 year olds in all their backwards glory.
Their biggest hit was “Jump”, of course.
And who can forget “I Missed The Bus”? (Because haven’t we all at some point?)
Since we can’t all pour out a 40 in honor of Chris’s short life (they don’t sell them here in Greece), I’d like to suggest some alternatives for those of you who, like me, feel compelled to commemorate the life of this person who contributed a song or two to the soundtrack of our adolescence. So here goes. You can:
- Wear your clothes backwards for a day. If you’re too embarrassed to do this, or are gainfully employed and this is not an option, might I suggest wearing your underwear backwards? None will be the wiser.
- Walk backwards. At least to your car or elevator.
- Jump a couple of times. This one’s easy, so no excuses.
- You could miss the bus.
- Wear one of these t-shirts, which are available in a variety of colors.
Farewell, Mac Daddy, and enjoy your journey to that giant, hydraulic-bumping Cadillac in the sky. Your premature passing is truly wiggida wiggida wiggida wack.