Chris Dooley, Jr. (born 1989), better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an american rapper from Louisiana. After local success as an underground performer, he entered the national scene with his hit song "A Bay Bay". In an interview he has stated that he came up with "Hurricane" as part of his stage name from his ability to silence crowds in his performances, "like a hurricane had just blown through". Hurricane Chris first began rapping in high school. Later, his independently-released singles "You Hear Me?" and "Yep" gained him local attention. After hearing a chant of "Hey Bay Bay!" by local DJ Hollywood Bay Bay, Hurricane Chris modified the chant to "A 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 2007.
He released his debut album 51/50 Ratchet in September 2007. 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".