Kris Kross

Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) were a teenage rap duo of the early 90's most famous for wearing their clothes backward. They were discovered in 1991 performing at a mall in Atlanta, GA by Jermaine Dupri. Their first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and managed to sell more than four million copies. It included the hit single Jump, which stayed at number 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. This landed them a spot on Michael Jackson's European tour that year.

Released in 1993, a second album, entitled Da Bomb failed to match their early success. 1996 saw the release of their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous which was also a commercial dissapointment.

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1996 saw the release of their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous which was also a commercial dissapointment. Their work has paved the way for groundbreaking artists around the globe such as Carnage and the Fiasco, Hooverphonic, Fischerspooner, and Delerium. Released in 1993, a second album, entitled Da Bomb failed to match their early success. Part of their song "Teardrop" is being used as the theme music for the American television show House, M.D.. This landed them a spot on Michael Jackson's European tour that year. The Jamaican reggae legend Horace Andy is a fixture of Massive Attack albums. It included the hit single Jump, which stayed at number 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. Each Massive Attack album features guest vocalists, and so far the band has worked with Tricky, Shara Nelson, Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl, Nicolette, Sara Jay, Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins and Sinéad O'Connor.

Their first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and managed to sell more than four million copies. Marshall elected to sit out during the recording of 100th Window, making that album essentially a Del Naja solo project. They were discovered in 1991 performing at a mall in Atlanta, GA by Jermaine Dupri. After the recording of Mezzanine, Vowles -- dissatisfied with the change in sound -- left the band. Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) were a teenage rap duo of the early 90's most famous for wearing their clothes backward. Massive Attack originally consisted of three members, Robert Del Naja ("3D"), Grant Marshall ("Daddy G") and Andrew Vowles ("Mushroom"). While some critics found 100th Window album not up to par with previous offerings, many found it a worthwhile listening experience.

Del Naja was charged with possession of drugs that month. It entered the Top 10 in the UK charts. A fourth album, 100th Window, was released on February 10, 2003. A song from this album, "Dissolved Girl," was featured in the film The Matrix.

Massive Attack's third album Mezzanine was released in 1998. Mezzanine showed the band moving towards a dark, distorted guitar-based sound, and, according to many fans and critics, marked a significant evolution. This marked the last collaboration of Wild Bunch member Tricky with Massive Attack, as he afterwards concentrated wholly on his solo career. Featuring two string instrumentals arranged by Craig Armstrong, this album featured a more lush, deeper sound than the first. In 1994 Massive Attack released their second effort Protection.

aggression against the Third World in the name of democracy, often expressing regret that he ever agreed to the name change. Lead band member Robert Del Naja makes no secret in interviews of his political objections to U.S. During the first Gulf War, several British media channels became anxious to avoid using words suggestive of war and violence, and Massive Attack (then struggling to become established) were forced to temporarily change their name to simply Massive. Blue Lines ushered in a new genre of music best referred to as "the Bristol sound", but the press began to use the label "trip hop", which the members of Massive Attack dislike.

This subsequently became one of the most influential British records of the 1990s, inspiring other projects such as Portishead and Morcheeba. In 1991, they released their first album, Blue Lines, featuring the hit singles Unfinished Sympathy and Daydreaming. Massive Attack began as an offshoot of the Bristol art community The Wild Bunch. Their music is electronic, and combines elements of jazz, hip-hop and other genres; lately the darker, subtler forms of electronica have been dominant influences.

They have released four full studio albums. Massive Attack is a popular band from Bristol, England.

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