Hurricane Chris (rapper)

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Hurricane Chris
Dooley at SXSW 2016
Dooley at SXSW 2016
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Jerrod Dooley Jr.
Also known asHurricane
Born (1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 31)
Louisiana, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteeverythinghurricane.com

Christopher Jerrod Dooley Jr.,[1] better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an American rapper. His commercial debut single was "A Bay Bay", and his debut studio album was 51/50 Ratchet (2006). In 2020, Chris was arrested for second degree murder.

Career[edit]

2007–09: 51/50 Ratchet and Unleashed[edit]

On April 10, 2007, Hurricane Chris released his debut single for his then-upcoming major-label debut album, called "A Bay Bay". The song was produced by Phunk Dawg. On August 8, 2007, he released the second single from the album, called "The Hand Clap". Phunk Dawg produced the track as well.

On August 17, 2007, Hurricane Chris released his debut mixtape, called Louisi-Animal. The remixed version of "A Bay Bay" was included on the mixtape; "A Bay Bay" was officially remixed, featuring guest appearances from rappers The Game, Lil Boosie, E-40, Baby, Angie Locc and Jadakiss.

On October 23, 2007, Hurricane Chris released his debut album, 51/50 Ratchet. The record debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200, selling 60,000 copies in the first week.

On March 3, 2009, Hurricane Chris released the first single from his upcoming second album, called "Halle Berry (She's Fine)". The song features guest vocals from fellow local rapper Superstarr, who also produced the track, alongside production duo Play-N-Skillz, and Q Smith.

On September 8, 2009, Hurricane Chris released the second single for Unleashed, called "Headboard". The song features guest appearances from American R&B singer-songwriter Mario and fellow American rapper Plies, while the production was provided by The Inkredibles.

On December 21, 2009, Hurricane Chris released his second album, Unleashed. Unleashed did not chart internationally, however, the record peaked at number 46 on the US Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 20 on the US Billboard's Top Rap Albums charts, respectively.

2010–16: Departure from Polo Grounds and J[edit]

Chris in 2007

In 2010, Hurricane Chris was dropped from (or left) both Polo Grounds and J Records.

Since his departure from the two labels, Hurricane Chris released several mixtapes including Caniac on January 2, 2013[2][3] and Hurricane Season on September 4, 2015, with production from DJ Mustard, Hitmaka, DubMagic Roe, Drumma Boy and more, and the singles "Bend It Over" on March 12, 2012, "Ratchet" featuring Lil Boosie on May 11, 2014[4] and "Sections" featuring Ty Dolla $ign on August 21, 2015.[5]

Personal Life[edit]

On June 19, 2020, Hurricane Chris was arrested for second-degree murder in Shreveport. Police had responded in the early morning to a reported shooting at a gas station. Chris had stated that the shooting was in self-defense; however, police stated in a press release that surveillance footage showed otherwise.[6]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACE Repertory". Ascap.com. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Chris – Caniac Hosted by DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay & DJ Iceberg". DatPiff. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Hurricane Chris – Caniac – DJ Iceberg, DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hurricane Chris ft. Lil Boosie – Ratchet (Remix)". Atrilli. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Louisiana Artist Hurricane Chris Releases New Music Track "Sections"". Top40-Charts. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  6. ^ AP (June 1, 2020). "Rapper Hurricane Chris arrested for murder in Louisiana". ABC13 Houston. Retrieved June 19, 2020.

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