2013-05-02

Heroin Reprise

Back in November 2011, I predicted that heroin was coming back in "style" and that we would be seeing more of it in the future.

Today, TMZ.com brings us news that Chris Kelly of the rap duo Kriss Kross died of a mixture of cocaine and heroin, otherwise known as a "speedball."

Kriss Kross was at the height of their popularity when I was in sixth grade. I remember vividly the last day of school. My classmates and I were all sitting in a circle, playing some sort of game where you had to run across the circle and find another chair if you met the stated criteria. Someone chose "If you like Kriss Kross" as the stated criteria. I was the only student who remained seated. Immediately every other student started rebuking me. "You don't like Kriss Kross? What's the matter with you? You suck!" etc., etc. Finally, a student named Justin M. asked me, "So who do you like, Ryan?" I said that I liked U2. Everyone in class started laughing at me and telling me that U2 sucks.

That is the most vivid memory I have of Kriss Kross.