Hurricane Chris (rapper)
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Labels||51/50 Entertainment, FyreHouse Entertainment (current)
Go Live Entertainment, Polo Grounds, DTP, J Records, Atlantic (former)
|Associated acts||Mr. Collipark, Lil Boosie, Trae tha Truth, Game, Beenie Man|
His debut single, "A Bay Bay" was released on May 28, 2007. The song became a top ten hit single. On October 23, 2007, Chris released his debut album 51/50 Ratchet, which debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200. On December 21, 2009, Chris's second album Unleashed was released, preceded by two singles "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" and "Headboard".
Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on March 7, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Dooley attended Huntington High School.
Chris dropped out of Huntington High School, to begin pursuing his music career.
2007–09: 51/50 Ratchet and Unleashed
On May 28, 2007, he released his debut single, titled "A Bay Bay".
On August 17, 2007, while promoting the release for his debut album, Chris released his debut mixtape, titled Louisi-Animal. The mixtape was hosted by Don Cannon. The mixtape has a remix to "A Bay Bay", which features a guest appearances from The Game, Lil Boosie, E-40, Baby, Angie Locc (who is representing from the group, called "The Lava House"), Jadakiss and C-Ride.
On March 3, 2009, the first single for his second album, titled "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" was released. The song features a guest appearance from a fellow local rapper SuperSTARR. The song was produced also by SuperSTARR, along with Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith.
On December 21, 2009, Chris released his second album Unleashed, which have only peaked at number 46 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 20 on the US Top Rap Albums charts, respectively. It did not charted internationally.
2010–present: Label dispute and third studio album
In 2010, these reports were speculated, that Chris has left or was released from Polo Grounds Music.
Following his departure with the label, Chris announced that he already began working on his upcoming third album, under the title Showtime. On the same month, he announced that instead of naming it Showtime, he just changed the title into Showtime: Still 51/50. Several days later, he announced that he has launched his own record label 51/50 Entertainment, before he announced the release of his third album would be under this label. He later signed the distribution deal with FyreHouse Entertainment.
The rumors speculates that he was in the studio with producers, such as Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, DubMagic Roe, 1500 or Nothin', Seven and Mr. Bangladesh, to be working for his third album. During 2010, while he continued working on his third album, he has been putting out the releases of his mixtapes; including Louisianimal Pt 2, Louisianimal 3 and Category 5.
On March 12, 2012, Chris released a track, titled "Bend It Over". The song was later released to iTunes, which at the time was speculating that this would be his first single for his third album or his next mixtape. On May 25, 2012, during an interview with AllHipHop, Chris announced that he changed the title of his third album, called Return of the Hurricane.
During December 2012, Chris would released both music video's for "I Dont F*ck with Yall" and "Ball Out", to promoted the release of his next mixtape Caniac. On January 2, 2013, Chris released his sixth mixtape Caniac. The videos for "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me" were released.
On January 11, 2014, Chris released his new single, titled "Ratchet". The song was produced by DJ Mustard. On January 16, 2014, the song was released to iTunes, promoting as his first official single for his third album Return of the Hurricane. On May 11, 2014, the same version of "Ratchet" was released, with the new verse from a fellow Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie. Labeling it "although" as the remix.
On August 21, 2015, Chris announced the release of his new single, titled "Sections". The song features a guest appearance from American recording artist Ty Dolla Sign, while the production was handled by DJ Mustard. He stated that this single is a club banner that will pick up where Hurricane Chris had left off, to become the great commercial and radio success. The song was later featured on his recent mixtape Hurricane Season. On September 4, 2015, Chris released his seventh mixtape Hurricane Season.
In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, Dooley spoke about how he came up with "Hurricane", as part of his stage name; saying that it was from his ability to rap fast, while twisting them words, "like a hurricane had just blown through".
- "Hurricane Chris - Caniac Hosted by DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay & DJ Iceberg". DatPiff. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "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.