Release Date: Dec 21, 2009
Record label: J
Hurricane Chris :: UnleashedJ RecordsAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonHurricane Chris can lay claim to being one of the most successful digital artists of the 21st century, with his hit single "A Bay Bay" being downloaded over 3.5 million times as a song or ringtone. Commercial success not being equivalent to artistic merit, our writer Justin 'Tha Shiznute' Chandler found his debut album "51/50 Ratchet" to be more than a little bit underwhelming. That being said the amount of focus and determination Chris shows as a young artist in a crowded marketplace and his willingness to embrace new media distribution make him a hip-hop entrepreneur to watch, and Adam Bernard's interview shows we haven't stopped paying attention.
In the two years since his debut album, the now 20-year-old Hurricane Chris has done some growing up, but you wouldn’t say he’s matured. Unleashed is a Dirty South party record that’s nasty as it wants to be, with plenty of bedroom bragging and booty worship. Fans expecting a fairly clean follow-up to his breakthrough hit “A Bay Bay” instead get the extra horny "Headboard," which steals a couple good ideas from Lil Wayne’s “Mrs.
RAKIM “The Seventh Seal”. (Ra/SMC).