Russell “D-Pryde” LLantino is a 17-year-old writer and rapper with a fan base that extends to well over 250,000 fans across the world. The Toronto native released a series of wildly popular “freeverses” and covers on YouTube that have gained over 31 million views to date.
D-Pryde and Mars Music Group partnered up with leading hip-hop and pop producers to develop the sound for MARS. Featured producers include Reefa (The Game, Fabolous, Rick Ross), August Rigo (Justin Bieber, Musiq Soulchild), and talented newcomer Den-Z. Acclaimed rapper, Joe Budden, and Power 105.1 FM’s DJ, Suss-One, make appearances, and Beyonce’s full time engineer, Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, not only provided production, but also mixing.