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 (1989-02-27) February 27, 1989 (age 28)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website everythinghurricane.com

Christopher Dooley, Jr. (born February 27, 1989) better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an American rapper from Shreveport, Louisiana. He was well known for his commercial debut single, "A Bay Bay"; as well as his debut studio album, 51/50 Ratchet (2007).

Early life[edit]

Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on February 27, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Huntington High School, before he dropped out to pursue his rap career.

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 26,000 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]

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

Since being dropped from (or leaving) both Polo Grounds and J Records, Hurricane Chris released several mixtapes including Caniac on January 2, 2013[1][2] and Hurricane Season on September 4, 2015, and the singles "Bend It Over" on March 12, 2012, "Ratchet" featuring Lil Boosie on May 11, 2014[3] and "Sections" featuring Ty Dolla $ign on August 21, 2015.[4]

2017: King Cane[edit]

Between 2015 and 2016, Hurricane Chris made statements on social media that his comeback studio album, titled King Cane would be released on March 7, 2017.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, Hurricane Chris stated that the name "Hurricane" came from his ability to rap fast and twist words, inspiring some of his lyrics, like "like a hurricane that just blown through".[original research?]

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