Bio

Lord Gary, formally known as Youngin is the name of a rapper who represents Washington, D.C. Lord Gary was born Gary Allen Pryor, Jr. on January 3, 1985 in Southeast, Washington, D.C. as the middle-child to two sisters. After seeing his older sister rap when she was about eleven or twelve, Lord Gary became interested in learning how to rap. Lord Gary began rapping at the age of twelve. His first rhymes where his sisters with the words changed around. Lord Gary began to take rap seriously at the age of fourteen. Not having the funds to pay for studio time, Lord Gary decided to teach himself all about song formats, producing, mixing, and even graphics. Lord Gary first started making beats after his friend taught him how to play MTV’s Music Generator, a game for the Playstation. From there Lord Gary eventually got his own playstation and perfected his craft on Funkmaster Flex’s Digital Hitz Factory, a game for the Playstation 2. At the age of seventeen, Lord Gary freestyled in front of people for the first time while in a friends house. After he finished, everyone was telling him how good he was and how he should record himself. One day, a friend got a recording program called “Acid” and let Lord Gary use it. Lord Gary crafted his first two albums with that titled “What Up D.o.C.” and “D.a C.ity Is My Home”. Around that time Lord Gary was rapping under the name Young Bugz. Lord Gary then crafted his third album “Tha Prince Of Rap EP”. In 2005 Lord Gary performed his song “I’m Just Me” at the Lincoln Theater in a competition. Lord Gary did not win this competition but neither did any other rapper that entered. Out of about fifteen to twenty artists, the judges decided to chose all singers to move on to the next round. In 2007 Lord Gary tried out for the local t.v. show “Metro Video & Film Festival’s Hot 16 contest. The contest consisted of rappers spitting a 16 bar verse and then the viewers going online to vote for their favorite. Lord Gary lost the first two times he entered. It was around this time that Lord Gary (who was still Young Bugz) decided that it was time for a change. Young Bugz then changed his name to Youngin and entered again, this time rapping with more aggression and feeling. As Youngin, Lord Gary won this time. As apart of the prize for winning, Lord Gary was able to co-host the show. That same year Lord Gary got a computer and decided to record his first album under the name Youngin. The album was titled “Tha Prince Of Rap”. It was this album where people started to notice Lord Gary for his originality. One fan even said “I like you because your you. You don’t try to be nobody else". Hearing that comment let Lord Gary new that there were people that wanted to hear his story and his sound. Even though there were fans of YOUNGIN’s “Tha Prince Of Rap” album Lord Gary himself was displeased with the material. The album was aimed at getting Lord Gary radio play, which he did end up getting for his song “Fresh Ta Def”. Not pleased with the material on the album, Lord Gary began working on more serious material which was originally planned on being released as a mixtape. Instead Lord Gary decided to take the original songs he wrote for that mixtape and update them, making new beats for the songs. Lord Gary taught himself how to direct and edit his own music video and released his first one in 2011. In 2013, Lord Gary, as Youngin,  released the 90's/early 2000's era of hip-hop inspired album "Tha Rewind" for free on his website. The album got a write on the Washington City Paper blog. Also in 2013, Lord Gary performed during halftime of a Washington Wizards home game at the Verizon Center. Lord Gary, as Youngin, released two projects in 2017, "Gary's EP" and "This Ain't Me". In 2018, Youngin changed his name to Lord Gary.