Hurricane Chris (rapper)

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Hurricane Chris
Hurricane Chris.jpg
At the 2016's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Dooley, Jr.
Also known asHurricane
Born (1989-03-07) March 7, 1989 (age 30)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active2006–present
Associated acts

Christopher Dooley, Jr, known professionally as 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 (2006).


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]

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]



  1. ^ "Hurricane Chris - Caniac Hosted by DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay & DJ Iceberg". DatPiff. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  2. ^ "Hurricane Chris - Caniac - DJ Iceberg, DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  3. ^ "Hurricane Chris ft. Lil Boosie - Ratchet (Remix)". Atrilli. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  4. ^ "Louisiana Artist Hurricane Chris Releases New Music Track "Sections"". Top40-Charts. Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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