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Hurricane Chris

Background information
Birth name Chris Dooley Jr.
Born 1989 (age 20–21)
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2006–present
Labels Polo Grounds, J
Website www.hurricanechrisonline.com

Chris Dooley, Jr. (born 1989) better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is a rapper based in Shreveport, Louisiana. After local success as an underground performer, he entered the national scene with his hit song "A Bay Bay".[1]

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Biography

Dooley attended Huntington High School. In 2007, Huntington principal Jerry Davis declared September 25 as "Hurricane Chris Day".[2] In an interview with Samantha Morgan of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana newspaper The Advocate, he stated that he came up with "Hurricane" as part of his stage name from his ability to rap fast and twist the words, "like a hurricane had just blown through".[3]After hearing a chant of "A Bay Bay!" by local DJ Hollywood Bay Bay, Hurricane Chris modified the chant to "Bay Bay" to his hit song of the same name.

Atlanta, Georgia-based producer Mr. Collipark was fascinated by the song and later helped Chris be signed to J Records in 2004, when his major-label debut 51/50 Ratchet was released in October.[1] The sound of the album was inspired by ratchet, a type of crunk rap music locally popular in Shreveport.[4] Soon afterwards, Rap-A-Lot Records released You Hear Me?, a compilation of songs Chris recorded before 51/50 Ratchet including "You Hear Me?" and "Yep".[5] In August 2007, a mixtape of his titled Louisi-Animal had also been released. "The Hand Clap" was the next single off 51/50 Ratchet.[6]

Discography

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Albums

Year Title Peak chart positions[7]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2007 51/50 Ratchet 24 4 2
2009 Unleashed[8] - 46 20

Singles

Year Single Charts[9] RIAA certification[10] Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2007 "A Bay Bay" 7 12 3 2x Platinum 51/50 Ratchet
"The Hand Clap" (featuring Big Poppa) 72 45 18
"Playas Rock" (featuring Boxie) 47 25
2009 "Halle Berry (She's Fine)" (featuring Superstarr) 52 7 7 Unleashed
"Headboard" (featuring Mario & Plies) 63

As featured performer

Year Single Charts Album
U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2007 "Drop & Gimme 50" (Mike Jones featuring Hurricane Chris) 44 18 The Voice

References

  1. ^ a b Jeffries, David (2007). "Hurricane Chris – Biography". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:w9fpxqurldje~T1. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  2. ^ Bernard, Adam (December 8, 2009). "Hurricane Chris Interview". RapReviews.com. http://www.rapreviews.com/interview/hchris2009.html. Retrieved January 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ Morgan, Samantha (August 10, 2007). "Hurricane Chris sends "A Bay Bay" nationwide". The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Archived from the original on August 17, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070817193513/http://www.2theadvocate.com/entertainment/music/9095896.html. 
  4. ^ Futterman, Erica (2007-10-17). "Breaking Artist: Hurricane Chris". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/10/17/breaking-artist-hurricane-chris/. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  5. ^ Birchmeier, Jason (2007). ""You Hear Me?" – Overview". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:39foxzlhld6e. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  6. ^ Reid, Shaheem; Rodriguez, Jason (2007-08-20). "Mr. Collipark Raises Up New MCs". Mixtape Monday (MTV News). http://www.mtv.com/bands/m/mixtape_monday/082007/. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Hurricane Chris - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:w9fpxqurldje~T5. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  8. ^ Unleashed - Hurricane Chris Billboard.com
  9. ^ "Hurricane Chris – Charts & Awards – Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Billboard. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:w9fpxqurldje~T51. 
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum – Hurricane Chris". RIAA. http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=Hurricane%20Chris&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

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