At the 2016's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival
|Christopher Dooley, Jr.|
February 27, 1989 |
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Christopher Dooley, Jr. (born February 27, 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 his debut studio album, 51/50 Ratchet (2007).
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 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 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 20 on the US Billboard Top Rap Albums charts, respectively.
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 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 and "Sections" featuring Ty Dolla $ign on August 21, 2015.
In an interview with The Advocates Samantha Morgan, Hurricane Chris stated that the name "Hurricane" came from his ability to rap fast and twist words, inspiring some of his lyrics, like "like a hurricane that just blown through".[original research?]