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 25)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, producer, actor
Years active 2004—present
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

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

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".

Chris's second album Unleashed (2009) was preceded by two singles "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" and "Headboard".

Life and career[edit]

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

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[edit]

Chris' debut single, "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, Chris released his first mixtape, hosted by Don Cannon, Louisi-Animal.

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.

His second single, "Headboard" featuring Mario and Plies, was released on September 8, 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[edit]

In 2010, Hurricane Chris was officially released from Polo Grounds Music and J Records, after his second album became unsuccessful.

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 March 5, 2012, the song "Bend It Over" was officially released through iTunes. On May 25, 2012, in an interview with AllHipHop, Chris has re-titled his third LP as Return of the Hurricane.

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.

On January 11, 2014, Chris has released a single Ratchet, produced by DJ Mustard.[1]

Discography[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Takers (2010)

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