Hurricane Chris (rapper)
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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|
With his debut single "A Bay Bay" (released on May 28, 2007) becoming a top ten hit, his second single "The Hand Clap" (released on August 8, 2007) peaked at number 78 on the chart. On October 23, 2007, his debut album 51/50 Ratchet was released and it debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200. It was preceded by three single "A Bay Bay", "The Hand Clap" and "Playas Rock".
Life and career
1989-2006: Early life and career beginnings
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
Chris' 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 October 23, 2007, Chris released his major-label debut studio album 51/50 Ratchet. This album describes the ratchet, as one of his inspiration by the sounds in which is a type of crunk rap music, where it is locally popular 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), while it was produced by Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith.
Chris himself has began working on his upcoming third studio album, titled Showtime: Still 51/50, which will be released under his own independent record label 51/50 Entertainment, along with FyreHouse Entertainment. Several producers was handled during its recording sessions, which rumored to be such as Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, 1500 or Nothin, Seven and Mr. Bangladesh, among others.
On March 5, 2012, the song "Bend It Over" was officially released as a promotional single through iTunes. On May 25, 2012, in an interview with AllHipHop, Dooley has announced that he has re-titled his third album, Return of the Hurricane.
On January 2, 2013, Chris' mixtape, titled Caniac was released. The mixtape was supported by six songs serviced as music videos, including "Bend It Over" (which is one of his promotional single), "Ball Hard", "Go Crazy", "I Dont F*ck With Yall", "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me".
On September 10, 2014, Chris re-released its first single for his upcoming third album (which has no title), the remix to "Ratchet" featuring Boosie Badazz. The song was produced by an record producer DJ Mustard.