Hurricane Chris (rapper)

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Hurricane Chris
Hurricane Chris.jpg
At the 2016's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival
Background information
Birth name Christopher Dooley, Jr.
Also known as Hurricane
Born (1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 27)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
Years active 2006–present
Labels Polo Grounds, J, Go Live Ent., 51/50 Ent., FyreHouse Ent.
Associated acts
Website everythinghurricane.com

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".

Early life[edit]

Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on March 7, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Huntington High School, but soon dropped out to embark his music career.

Career[edit]

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

On May 28, 2007, Chris released his official debut single for his new project, called "A Bay Bay". The song was produced by Phunk Dawg.

On August 8, 2007, Chris released the second single for his new project, called "The Hand Clap". Phunk Dawg also produced this track.

On August 17, 2007, Chris released his first 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 (a member of the group The Lava House) and Jadakiss.

On October 23, 2007, Chris released his major-label debut studio album 51/50 Ratchet. The album debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200, selling 26,000 copies in the first week.

On March 3, 2009, Chris released his first single from 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 from 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. The album did not chart 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[edit]

In 2010, Chris left or was dropped from Polo Grounds.

2010–present: His independent work on music[edit]

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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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