Hurricane Chris (rapper)
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Labels||Go Live Entertainment, Polo Grounds Music, Disturbing tha Peace, J Records (former)
51/50 Entertainment, FyreHouse, Atlantic (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" peaked at #78. 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.
On December 21, 2009, Chris released second studio album Unleashed. It's lead single, "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" was released on March 3, 2009. His second single, "Headboard" featuring Mario and Plies, was released on September 8, 2009.
2010–present: Return of the Hurricane
Working on the release of his third studio album titled Showtime: Still 51/50 and it will be released on his own label 51/50 Entertainment along with FyreHouse Entertainment. Chris has been in studio with several producers, including Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, 1500 or Nothin, Seven, Mr. Bangladesh, among others.
On January 2, 2013, in promotion of the album, Chris released a mixtape Caniac. This tape features a song "Bend It Over" and has songs —"Ball Hard", "Go Crazy", "I Dont F*ck With Yall", "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me" —with a accompanying music videos.
Personal life and ventures
As much a rapper, Chris as also signed a deal with the Fila brand and releasing his own signature shoe. He was also known for a rather miniature Chris who was a little kid that was an exact replica of Chris. Rumored it was his son, Chris later denied them and stated it was a family member of his.