Hurricane Chris brought ratchet music to a wider audience and, for a brief period, was the prince of Southern rap.
Christopher Dooley, Jr. earned the moniker Hurricane Chris during his early days as a battle rapper, when he would leave his opponent silent, not unlike the aftermath of a massive tropical storm. Hailing from Shreveport, a small city situated in upper northwestern corner of Louisiana, over 300 miles from New Orleans, Chris broke out in 2007 with an irresistible slew of club bangers. By 2010, he had all but disappeared from the national hip hop consciousness. The rap game is a fickle beast.
Click through the gallery to revisit Hurricane Chris' most potent tracks that he released from 2007 to 2009.