Bio

Youngin (DoC) is the name of a rapper who represents Washington, D.C. Youngin (DoC) was born Gary Allen Pryor, Jr. on January 3 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, Youngin (DoC) became interested in learning how to rap. Youngin (DoC) began rapping at the age of twelve. His first rhymes where his sisters with the words changed around. Youngin (DoC) began to take rap seriously at the age of fourteen. Not having the funds to pay for studio time, Youngin (DoC) decided to teach himself all about song formats, producing, mixing, and even graphics. Youngin (DoC) first started making beats after he was taught how to play MTV’s Music Generator, a game for the Playstation. From there Youngin (DoC) 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, Youngin (DoC) 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 Youngin (DoC) use it. Youngin (DoC) crafted his first two albums with that titled “What Up D.o.C.” and “D.a C.ity Is My Home”. Around that time Youngin (DoC) was rapping under the name Young Bugz. Youngin (DoC) then crafted his third album “Tha Prince Of Rap EP”. In 2005 Youngin (DoC) performed his song “I’m Just Me” at the Lincoln Theater in a competition. Youngin (DoC) 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 Youngin (DoC) 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. Youngin (DoC) lost the first two times he entered. It was around this time that Youngin (DoC) (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, Youngin (DoC) won this time. As apart of the prize for winning, Youngin (DoC) was able to co-host the show. That same year Youngin (DoC) 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 Youngin (DoC) 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 Youngin (DoC) 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 Youngin (DoC) himself was displeased with the material. The album was aimed at getting Youngin (DoC) radio play, which he did end up getting for his song “Fresh Ta Def”. Not pleased with the material on the album, Youngin (DoC) began working on more serious material which was originally planned on being released as a mixtape. Instead Youngin (DoC) decided to take the original songs he wrote for that mixtape and update them, making new beats for the songs. Youngin (DoC) taught himself how to direct and edit his own music video and released his first one in 2011. In 2013, Youngin (DoC), 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. Youngin (DoC), as Youngin, released two projects in 2017, "Gary's EP" and "This Ain't Me". In 2018, Youngin changed his name to Lord Gary. Lord Gary released his debut album "I Am Lord" in 2018. The album gained nominations for Lord Gary for "Best Rap Album", "Best Rap Artist" and "Best Rap Song" at the 2018 Wammies. After suffering through a tragic house fire that forced his family to move, Lord Gary channeled his feelings into his sophomore album "Tired Of Life", which he released in 2019. He released one more album (sYth Lord) under the name Lord Gary before changing his name to Youngin (DoC). sYth Lord garnered him 2 more Wammie award noms bringing his total up to eight. Youngin (DoC) released his final album "Youngin Is..." on March 25, 2022, the 25th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.'s final album "Life After Death".