Hurricane Chris (rapper)

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Hurricane Chris
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Background information
Birth name Christopher Dooley, Jr.
Also known as Hurricane
Born (1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 26)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels
51/50 Entertainment, FyreHouse, Atlantic (current) Go Live Entertainment, Polo Grounds Music, Disturbing tha Peace, J Records (former)
Associated acts Mr. Collipark, Lil Boosie, Trae tha Truth, Game, Beenie Man

Christopher Dooley, Jr. (born March 7, 1989), better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an American rapper from Shreveport, Louisiana.

His debut single "A Bay Bay" was released as the lead single on May 28, 2007. The song became a top ten hit. On October 23, 2007, his debut album 51/50 Ratchet was released, and it debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200.

On December 21, 2009, Chris's second album Unleashed was released and it preceded by two singles "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" and "Headboard".

Life and career[edit]

1989-2006: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Hurricane Chris was born Christopher Dooley, Jr. 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[edit]

His debut single, titled "A Bay Bay", was released on May 28, 2007.

The second single, "The Hand Clap", was released on August 8, 2007.

On August 17, 2007, he has been promoting the album before its release, by releasing his first-assisted and hosted by Don Cannon-mixtape titled Louisi-Animal.

On October 23, 2007, his major-label debut studio album 51/50 Ratchet was released. This album describes the ratchet as one of his inspiration by the sounds which is a type of crunk rap music, where it has reached locally to its popularity in Shreveport, Louisiana. The album debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, selling 26,000 copies in the first week in the United States.

On March 3, 2009, its lead single titled "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" was released. The song features an American rapper SuperSTARR (who is also serving as a producer on this track) with Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith, whose producing this track.

On December 21, 2009, his second studio album Unleashed was released. The album's second single "Headboard" featuring Mario and Plies, was released on September 8, 2009.

The album 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: TBA[edit]

In 2010, after his second album Unleashed was released, Dooley was officially released (has left, or was officially discharged) from both Polo Grounds Music and J Records.

After his departure with Polo Grounds Music and J Records, Chris announced that he has began working on his upcoming third studio album titled Showtime: Still 51/50 and also he announced that it will be released under his record label 51/50 Entertainment, along with FyreHouse Entertainment. Several productions was handled during its recording sessions, which rumored to be included from Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, DubMagic Roe, 1500 or Nothin, Seven and Mr. Bangladesh, among others.

On March 5, 2012, the song "Bend It Over" was officially released through iTunes. On May 25, 2012, in an interview with AllHipHop, Dooley announced the title for his third album, which is Return of the Hurricane.

On January 2, 2013, his fifth (sixth overall) mixtape titled Caniac was released, the music videos were promoted before it has serviced after and during the release, including "Bend It Over" (which became one of his promotional single), "Ball Hard", "Go Crazy", "I Dont F*ck With Yall", "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me".[1][2]

On September 10, 2014, while pending the release of his third album with no title, Chris re-released his single "Ratchet" which was officially re-worked and it features an guest appearances from Boosie Badazz. The song was produced by DJ Mustard.[3][4]

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