Hurricane Chris (rapper)
At the 2016's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Labels||Polo Grounds, J, Go Live Ent., 51/50 Ent., FyreHouse Ent.|
Christopher Dooley, Jr. (born March 7, 1989), better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an American rapper from Shreveport, Louisiana. He was best known for the single "A Bay Bay", from his debut album 51/50 Ratchet (2007). The album debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200. In 2009, Chris released his second album Unleashed, which featured two singles, "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" and "Headboard".
Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on March 7, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Huntington High School, and then he dropped out of high school to embark his music career.
2007–09: 51/50 Ratchet and Unleashed
On August 17, 2007, Chris released his debut mixtape, called Louisi-Animal. The mixtape includes a remix to "A Bay Bay", which features guest vocals from American rappers such as The Game, Lil Boosie, E-40, Baby, Angie Locc (whose a member of the group The Lava House) and Jadakiss.
On March 3, 2009, Chris released his first single for his second album, called "Halle Berry (She's Fine)". The song features guest vocals from fellow local rapper Superstarr, who also produced this track, alongside Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith.
On September 8, 2009, Chris released the second single for Unleashed, called "Headboard". The song features guest vocals from American R&B recording artist Mario and a American rapper Plies, with the production that was provided by The Inkredibles.
On December 21, 2009, Chris released his second album Unleashed, which did not charted internationally. However, it did peak at number 46 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 20 on the US Top Rap Albums charts, respectively.
2010: Departure from Polo Grounds
In 2010, Chris left (or was dropped from) Polo Grounds.
2010–present: His independent music
Despite being dropped from the record label, he sets the tone as the independent hip hop recording artist by releasing some of his mixtapes.
On March 12, 2012, Chris released the single, called "Bend It Over". On May 25, 2012, during an interview with AllHipHop, Chris announced that he had changed the title to his third album and the title would be called Return of the Hurricane. On January 2, 2013, Chris released the Caniac mixtape.
On January 11, 2014, Chris released the single, called "Ratchet" and was re-released into the iTunes on January 16. The song was produced by the southern hip hop producer DJ Mustard. On May 11, 2014, Chris released the remix to "Ratchet", featuring a fellow Louisiana-native rapper Boosie Badazz.
On August 21, 2015, Chris released the single, called "Sections". The song features guest vocals from American hip hop recording artist Ty Dolla $ign, with DJ Mustard, who also produced this track. The song later included on his Hurricane Season mixtape, which was released on September 4, 2015. The mixtape was produced by Zaytoven, HitMaka!, Drumma Boy and DubMagic Roe, among others.
In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, Chris spoke about how he came with the name "Hurricane", saying that it came from his ability to rap fast and twist words, and the way he came up with these lyrics "like a hurricane that just blown through".
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- "Hurricane Chris - Caniac - DJ Iceberg, DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "Hurricane Chris ft. Lil Boosie - Ratchet (Remix)". Atrilli. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "Louisiana Artist Hurricane Chris Releases New Music Track "Sections"". Top40-Charts. Retrieved August 21, 2015.