Hurricane Chris (rapper)
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1988 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Genres||Southern hip hop|
|Labels||Go Live Entertainment, Polo Grounds Music, J Records (former)
51/50 Entertainment, FyreHouse Entertainment (current)
|Associated acts||Mr. Collipark, Lil Boosie, Trae tha Truth, Game, Beenie Man|
With his debut single "A Bay Bay" becoming a top ten hit. His second single "The Hand Clap". His debut album 51/50 Ratchet (2007) debuted at number 24 on the Billboard chart, which was preceded by his third single "Playas Rock".
Life and career
1989-2006: Early life and career beginnings
Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on March 7, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dooley attended Huntington High School. In 2007, Chris dropped out of high school to pursue his rap career.
In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, he states that he came up with "Hurricane" as part of his stage name from his ability to rap fast and twist the words, "like a hurricane had just blown through".
2007–09: 51/50 Ratchet and Unleashed
Chris' debut single, "A Bay Bay" was released on May 28, 2007.
On October 23, 2007, Chris released his major label debut album 51/50 Ratchet and is this album, it describes 'the ratchet', as a inspiration by the sounds—in a type of crunk rap music—which it is locally popular at Shreveport. The album debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 26,000 copies in the first week.
His lead single, "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" was released on March 3, 2009.
On December 21, 2009, Chris released second studio album Unleashed, which it did not charted on the US Billboard 200, it only peaked at number 46 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 20 on the US Top Rap Albums charts.
2010–present: Return of the Hurricane
In 2010, Chris departed ways with both Polo Grounds Music and J Records, after his second album did not sold any copies and became unsuccessful, as he setting up the release of his third studio album titled Showtime: Still 51/50 under his own independent label 51/50 Entertainment along with FyreHouse Entertainment. The album will be introduction bring back to his roots of the 'louisiana hardnest' rapping style from his first album, mixing with his second album. From recording his upcoming album, Chris has been working with several producers, including Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, 1500 or Nothin, Seven, Mr. Bangladesh, among others.
On March 5, 2012, the song "Bend It Over" was officially released through iTunes. On May 25, 2012, in the interview with AllHipHop, Chris has changed the title of his third LP as Return of the Hurricane.
On January 2, 2013, in promotion of the album, Chris has dropped his mixtape, Caniac. In this mixtape there were songs—"Ball Hard", "Go Crazy", "I Dont F*ck With Yall", "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me"—with a accompanying music videos. On January 11, 2014, Chris has released his single Ratchet, in which was produced by DJ Mustard.
Huntington's principal Jerry Davis declared 9-25-07 (September 25, 2007) as "Hurricane Chris Day".