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Richard Frierson
Birth name Richard Frierson
Also known as Young Lord
Born 1978 (age 35–36)
Origin New York City, United States
Genres R&B, Hip Hop
Occupations Musician, Record Producer, Singer
Years active 1996–present (professionally)
Website Young Lord Online

Richard "Younglord" Frierson (born 1978) is an American hip hop and R&B record producer.


A native of New York City, he was signed in November 1994, at the age of sixteen, to Puff Daddy's Hitmen Production Team [1] producing for the label's roster including Mase, The Lox, Faith Evans and 112. He has since produced for outside acts such as Virtue, DMX, Lloyd Banks, Veronica, New Edition and Consequence. Most recently his success was with the Diddy comeback single "Come to Me", which reached Number 9 on The U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales.

Frierson the talent scout[edit]

Frierson was also partly responsible for the now infamous producer Ryan Leslie's meeting with P. Diddy after Leslie was given a 30-day contract as a music production intern for Frierson. When the two producers created the Beyoncé Knowles song "Keep Giving Your Love To Me" for the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack, Ryan was asked to meet P. Diddy.[1]

Frierson conceptualized an incubator system for artists, allowing creative space for growth for up and coming artists and producers. Finding such talent such as Terry "MaddScientist" Thomas and Atozzio, he helped guide and prepare them up until the point where they would be able to sign a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing.

Identifying and supporting burgeoning artists has been a crucial factor for Frierson. After speaking at lectures at Berklee College of Music, Frierson met Keith Harris, guiding him to LA, where he eventually became Production Partner for Black Eyed Peas' Will I Am, working on two of the last Black Eyed Peas albums, and also working on Estelle's hit single, "American Boy". Chris Henderson, another talent under Frierson's wings, went on to write the hit record "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx, and has written for R&B hit man R. Kelly.


Young Lord Presents... The Red Book Masters (1999)


  1. "Gotham City" - Nuygen & Black
  2. "What Would You Do?" - Quest
  3. "Intrigued" - Kataz
  4. "Another Day" - Marc Twain
  5. "Put 'Em Up" - Phil & Stu
  6. "Red Book" - Bop
  7. "Hands Up" - Quest
  8. "You Can't Hurt Me" - Kataz
  9. "Nice & Slow" - Nuygen
  10. "Starting Sometime" - Marc Twain
  11. "Steady Scheming" - Maintain
  12. "Table For Two" - The Crime Fam
  13. "Trapped In The Game" - Phil Blunts

14 - 27. Instrumental Breaks


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