*The 90s rap duo Kris Kross will reunite and hit the stage for a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of So So Def Recordings.
The show is scheduled for February 23 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre and will also feature label-founder Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Bow Wow.
As teens, Kris Kross – in their backwards-worn jeans and baseball jerseys – had the entire world bouncing to their hip-hop smash, “Jump.” [Scroll down to listen.] Today, at 32, Daddy Mac and Mac Daddy (aka Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) will perform the hit single in what is billed as a one-time-only reunion.
The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon at Atlanta City Hall, where Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined a roster of So So Def all-stars on the stage, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. [See photo above and watch coverage of the press conference here.] Reed was flanked by Dupri and Kris Kross as well as Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Dem Franchize Boyz, Bonecrusher, Xscape, Dondria and veteran music executive Michael Mauldin (pictured at the podium above).
Dupri explained that the reunion concert will be a “rare moment in music” when various past and present So So Def artists and music contributors will come together on one stage for one night only.
Dupri discovered Kelly and Smith in 1990 at an Atlanta shopping mall. Two years later, they were touring with Michael Jackson on his Dangerous World Tour.
The Anniversary Concert will be preceded by a series of events, including a private VIP dinner, a star-studded Anniversary party and a pre-concert reception. A 20-song “Best of So So Def” compilation CD is also in the works for a June release.
Concert tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 19 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster. The Concert is produced by So So Def and Mauldin Brand Atlanta and promoted by AEG Live.
View pics from the event below.