Hurricane Chris (rapper)
At the 2016's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Labels||Polo Grounds, J, Go Live Ent., 51/50 Ent., FyreHouse Ent.|
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 his single, "A Bay Bay", which was taken 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, features two singles, "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" and "Headboard".
Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on March 7, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana. During his teenage years, Dooley attended Huntington High School, and he soon dropped out of high school to embark his music career.
2007–09: 51/50 Ratchet and Unleashed
On August 8, 2007, Chris released his second single from the debut album, called "The Hand Clap". Producer Phunk Dawg also produced this track.
On August 17, 2007, Chris released his first mixtape, Louisi-Animal. The mixtape includes the remix to "A Bay Bay", which features guest vocals from these American rappers The Game, Lil Boosie, E-40, Baby, Angie Locc (who is a member of the group, called The Lava House) and Jadakiss.
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 a 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 a American R&B recording artist Mario and fellow 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 charted internationally. However, this album did peaked 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
In 2010, Chris left or was dropped from Polo Grounds.
According to these reports, Chris was working on his third album, titled Showtime: Still 51/50. He then announced that it would be released on his independent record label, 51/50 Entertainment (under the distribution of FyreHouse Entertainment). It was later reported that Chris was working with these people that were rumored to be providing with the production for the album such as his longtime collaborator Phunk Dawg, alongside DubMagic Roe, Shawty Redd, DJ Spinz, 1500 or Nothin', Seven and Mr. Bangladesh, among others.
2010–present: His independent work
After being dropped from the label, he was independently releasing these mixtapes for the promotional reason.
On March 12, 2012, Chris released this track, called "Bend It Over". On May 25, 2012, in an interview with AllHipHop, Chris announced that he changed the title to his third album, called Return of the Hurricane. On January 2, 2013, Chris released the Caniac mixtape.
On January 11, 2014, Chris released this track, called "Ratchet". The production on the song was provided by the southern hip hop producer DJ Mustard. On January 16, the song was released through the iTunes. On May 11, 2014, Chris released the remix to "Ratchet", featuring guest vocals from a fellow Louisiana-native rapper Boosie Badazz.
On August 21, 2015, Chris released a single, called "Sections". The song features guest vocals from a American hip hop recording artist Ty Dolla $ign, with DJ Mustard, who also produced this track. Later, that song would be included on his mixtape, called Hurricane Season. On September 4, 2015, Chris released the Hurricane Season mixtape, which includes the production that was provided by Zaytoven, HitMaka!, Drumma Boy and DubMagic Roe, among others.
In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, Dooley spoke about how he came with the name, Hurricane, saying that it came from his ability to be rapping fast and twisting words for the way he came up with these lyrics "like a hurricane that just blown through".
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- "Hurricane Chris - Caniac - DJ Iceberg, DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay". LiveMixtapes. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "Hurricane Chris ft. Lil Boosie - Ratchet (Remix)". Atrilli. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "Louisiana Artist Hurricane Chris Releases New Music Track "Sections"". Top40-Charts. Retrieved August 21, 2015.