Unleashed (Hurricane Chris album)
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|Released||December 21, 2009|
|Hurricane Chris chronology|
|Singles from Unleashed|
Unleashed is the second studio album by American rapper Hurricane Chris. It was released on December 21, 2009, by Polo Grounds Music and J Records. This record would later be his final studio release with Polo Grounds and J Records. Recording sessions took place from 2008 to 2009, featuring the executive production from Hurricane Chris himself, alongside Bryan Leach and Anthony Murray. Aside from the executive production, the album features the production from Play-N-Skillz, Shawty Redd and Fiend, among others.
The album was supported by two singles: "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" featuring Superstarr, and "Headboard" featuring Mario and Plies, which both of these singles did not have success on the music charts. Upon its release, the album received mixed or average reviews from critics. Unleashed did not chart internationally, however, it reached at number 46 on the US Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 20 on the US Billboard's Top Rap Albums charts, respectively.
The album's lead single, called "Halle Berry (She's Fine)", was released on April 15, 2009. The song features guest vocals from a fellow local rapper Superstarr; whom latter serves its production, alongside with the duo Play-N-Skillz and Q Smith on this track.
The album's second and final single, called "Headboard" was released on September 4, 2009. The song features guest vocals from American R&B singer-songwriter Mario and fellow American rapper Plies, with production by The Inkredibles.
|New York Times||(unfavorable)|
Unleashed received mixed or average reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 54, based on 4 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews". David Jeffries of Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars. The New York Times' Jon Caramanica gave an unfavorable review. Rolling Stone gave the album two out of five stars. Steve Juon of RapReviews.com gave the highest rated review, seven out of ten stars.
|1.||"I'm Back"||Shawty Redd||2:58|
|2.||"Beat It Out the Frame"||Phunk Dawg||3:16|
|3.||"Halle Berry (She's Fine)" (featuring Superstarr)||4:41|
|4.||"Coke Bottle" (featuring Mouse)||Mouse||4:14|
|5.||"Headboard" (featuring Mario and Plies)||The Inkredibles||3:57|
|6.||"Last Call" (featuring Bobby Valentino)||Rodnae||4:39|
|7.||"I Want It" (featuring Fiend)||Fiend||3:51|
|8.||"Secret Lover" (featuring Cherish)||Don Vito||4:02|
|9.||"No Worries" (featuring Beenie Man)||4:04|
|10.||"Hot Like Lava"||Johnson||2:47|
|US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||46|
|US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)||20|
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