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, U.S.
|Labels||Polo Grounds, J|
Christopher Dooley, Jr. (born March 7, 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 a release of his debut studio album, 51/50 Ratchet (2007).
2007–09: Rise to fame and Unleashed
On August 8, 2007, Hurricane Chris released his second single for his upcoming major-label debut album, called "The Hand Clap". Phunk Dawg also produced this track.
On August 17, 2007, Hurricane Chris released his debut mixtape, called Louisi-Animal. The remixed version to "A Bay Bay" was included on that mixtape; "A Bay Bay" was officially remixed, featuring guest appearances from rappers The Game, Lil Boosie, E-40, Baby, Angie Locc and Jadakiss.
On March 3, 2009, Hurricane Chris released his first single for his upcoming second album, called "Halle Berry (She's Fine)". The song features guest vocals from fellow local rapper Superstarr, who also produced this track, alongside the 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 charted internationally, however, the record did 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
In 2010, Hurricane Chris was dropped from (or left) both Polo Grounds and J Records.
Since being dropped from (or left) both Polo Grounds and J Records, Hurricane Chris has been putting out releases between mixtapes — Caniac (January 2, 2013) and Hurricane Season (September 4, 2015) — and singles — "Bend It Over" (March 12, 2012), "Ratchet" (January 11, 2014; and also a re-recorded version to "Ratchet" featuring Lil Boosie, on May 11, 2014) and "Sections" featuring Ty Dolla $ign (August 21, 2015).
2017: King Cane
Between 2015 and 2016, Hurricane Chris has been teasing on social media that his upcoming comeback studio album, titled "King Cane" will be release on March 7, 2017.
In an interview with The Advocate's Samantha Morgan, Hurricane Chris spoke that the name "Hurricane" was from his abilities to rap fast and twist words, with these lyrics saying "like a hurricane that just blown through".
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- "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.