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 26)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Genres Southern hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels
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

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

His debut single "A Bay Bay" was released as the lead single on May 28, 2007. The song became a top ten hit. On October 23, 2007, his debut album 51/50 Ratchet was released, and the album debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200.

On December 21, 2009, Chris's second album Unleashed was released and it 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, where he spoke about how he came up with the name "Hurricane", which is 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]

His 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 August 17, 2007, he has been promoting the album, by releasing his first mixtape, titled Louisi-Animal. The mixtape was assisted and hosted by Don Cannon.

On October 23, 2007, Chris released his major-label debut studio album, 51/50 Ratchet. 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, the lead single, titled "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" was released. The song features a guest appearances from an American rapper SuperSTARR, who also produced the song, along with Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith.

The album's second single, "Headboard" featuring Mario and Plies, was released on September 8, 2009.

On December 21, 2009, Chris released his second studio album, Unleashed. The album 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: TBA[edit]

In 2010, after his second album Unleashed was released, Chris left (was dropped, was released, or was discharged from) Polo Grounds Music and J Records.

Despite his departure with these record labels, Chris announced he had began working on his upcoming third studio album, under the title Showtime: Still 51/50. He also announced the album would be released, through his own record label 51/50 Entertainment, along with FyreHouse Entertainment. While continued the recording sessions on the album, each several productions was rumored to be coming from Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, DubMagic Roe, 1500 or Nothin', Seven and Mr. Bangladesh, among others.

On March 5, 2012, the song "Bend It Over", which later was released as a single on iTunes. On May 25, 2012, in an interview with AllHipHop, Chris announced he has changed the name for his third album, into the title Return of the Hurricane.

On January 2, 2013, Chris released his sixth mixtape, titled Caniac. On this tape, it contains some previous tracks and new materials, including the song "Bend It Over", which is included amongst the other tracks. The music videos were released for songs, such as "Ball Hard", "Go Crazy", "I Dont F*ck with Yall", "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me".[1][2]

On September 10, 2014, Chris released a remixed version to his single, "Ratchet" featuring guest appearances from a fellow rapper Boosie Badazz. The song was produced by DJ Mustard.[3]

On August 21, 2015, Chris announced the release of his new single, titled "Sections". The song features guest appearances from Ty Dolla Sign, while it was produced by DJ Mustard. He stated the single is a club banner that will pick up, where Hurricane Chris had left off, on becoming the great commercial and radio success.[4]

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