One of New York's premier hip-hop artists on the turntables, DJ Hurricane fostered his skills alongside Run D.M.C. in the Hollis, Queens area of New York City. His first Hip Hop experience was with Davy Dmx the first Hip Hop DJ from Hollis Hurricane became his rapper for The Solo Sounds crew they would perform at block parties and Russell Simmons promotion events. He was also a member of the Hollis Crew. Hurricane began rhyming at the age of 13, Jam Master Jay and Hurricane were best friends in school. When Jam Master Jay got the job to DJ for RunDmc he asked Hurricane to come on tour. While serving as the muscle on the 1986 Raising Hell tour, he became friends with the Beastie Boys, who were the tour's opening act. The Beastie Boys was stuck without a DJ they asked Hurricane and he did them a favor. It wasn't long before the Beasties returned the favor and offered Hurricane an opportunity to be their exclusive DJ. That gig would last for 13 years. In 1993, along with the Beastie Boys, he contributed the track "It's The New Style" to the AIDS-benefit album No Alternative produced by the Red Hot Organization. Hurricane and Davy DMX collaborated and made Davy's Ride album in 1987 again Hurricane was back to being the rapper. The next big tour The Together Forever Tour Run-DMC The Beastie Boys and Davy DMX were huge and Hurricane performed with all three acts every night. 1990 Hurricane Jam Master JAY Davy D and Kool Tee formed the group The Afros and they released the hit single Feel It.
As the Beasties rose in fame with each successive album in the 1990s, Hurricane simultaneously reveled in the spotlight, releasing his first solo album in 1995 on Grand Royal, titled The Hurra (guest artists include the Beastie Boys, MC Breed, and Sen Dog). The single (Stick em Up) was the first single on the movie CB4 soundtrack with Chris Rock first lead movie. Hurricane started his own production company, Don't Sleep Productions in 1999.