Birth name
Russell Gilbert Llantino
13 October 1993
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Hip hop
Years active


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Russell Llantino (born October 13, 1993), better known by his stage name D-Pryde, is a Canadian rapper from Brampton, Ontario, and is now based out of New York, United States. He is currently signed to indie label Mars Music Group and major recording label BMG.

Llantino started releasing rap tracks online at the age of fourteen, and decided to pursue rapping as a professional hobby. Many of his rap tracks are uploaded onto YouTube, many of which are accompanied with music videos. At the age of sixteen, D-Pryde was signed to underground record label Mars Music Group in July 2010,[9][10] in which he released his first mixtape through the label entitled MARS on June 3, 2011. MARS features Toronto based recording artist and record producer August Rigo, who also produced a track on the mixtape. In July 2011, D-Pryde was featured on RapCity, where he shot his music video.

Starting on August 23, 2011, D-Pryde embarked on his first tour around Canada, where he performed along with rapper J. Cole. The tour first started at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and subsequently at venues in Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, and then Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Toronto and London, Ontario, and then finishing off on September 7, 2011, at a venue in Montreal, Quebec.As of late December 2012, he is signed to record label, BMG. On July 9, 2013 D-Pryde released an EP under BMG entitled “Canal and Richvale”. The EP includes a collaboration with August Rigo in the song ‘Ridin Thru LA”. There is a CD version of the EP available in Canada and New York which features two bonus songs. ‘Bottom Dollar” which is available on the “Flagship” mixtape, and “Rollin” which is exclusive to the CD.

On October 13, 2014, D-Pryde announced his upcoming mixtape “Plan A”. The mixtape is expected on February 2, 2015.

D-Pryde records his music at the Mars Music studio in Canal Street in Chinatown, Manhattan, New York.