Hurricane Chris (rapper)
|Birth name||Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
|Also known as||Hurricane|
March 7, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
|Genres||Southern hip hop|
51/50 Entertainment, FyreHouse, Atlantic (current) Go Live Entertainment, Polo Grounds Music, Disturbing tha Peace, J Records (former)
|Associated acts||Mr. Collipark, Lil Boosie, Trae tha Truth, Game, Beenie Man|
His debut single "A Bay Bay" was released as the lead single on May 28, 2007. The song became a top ten hit. On October 23, 2007, his debut album 51/50 Ratchet was released, and the album debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200.
Life and career
1989-2006: Early life and career beginnings
Christopher Dooley, Jr. was born on March 7, 1989, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dooley attended Huntington High School. In 2007, Chris dropped out of high school to pursue his rap career.
In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, where he spoke about how he came up with the name "Hurricane", which is part of his stage name from his ability to rap fast and twist the words, "like a hurricane had just blown through".
2007–09: 51/50 Ratchet and Unleashed
His debut single, titled "A Bay Bay", was released on May 28, 2007.
The second single, "The Hand Clap", was released on August 8, 2007.
On October 23, 2007, Chris released his major-label debut studio album, 51/50 Ratchet. The album debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, selling 26,000 copies in the first week in the United States.
On March 3, 2009, the lead single, titled "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" was released. The song features a guest appearances from an American rapper SuperSTARR, who also produced the song, along with Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith.
Despite his departure with these record labels, Chris announced he had began working on his upcoming third studio album, under the title Showtime: Still 51/50. He also announced the album would be released, through his own record label 51/50 Entertainment, along with FyreHouse Entertainment. While continued the recording sessions on the album, each several productions was rumored to be coming from Shawty Redd, Phunk Dawg, DJ Spinz, DubMagic Roe, 1500 or Nothin', Seven and Mr. Bangladesh, among others.
On March 5, 2012, the song "Bend It Over", which later was released as a single on iTunes. On May 25, 2012, in an interview with AllHipHop, Chris announced he has changed the name for his third album, into the title Return of the Hurricane.
On January 2, 2013, Chris released his sixth mixtape, titled Caniac. On this tape, it contains some previous tracks and new materials, including the song "Bend It Over", which is included amongst the other tracks. The music videos were released for songs, such as "Ball Hard", "Go Crazy", "I Dont F*ck with Yall", "Down South" and "Pu**y on Me".
On August 21, 2015, Chris announced the release of his new single, titled "Sections". The song features guest appearances from Ty Dolla Sign, while it was produced by DJ Mustard. He stated the single is a club banner that will pick up, where Hurricane Chris had left off, on becoming the great commercial and radio success.
- "Hurricane Chris - Caniac Hosted by DJ Drama, DJ Bay Bay & DJ Iceberg". DatPiff. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- "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.