Chris Barrier, better known as 3-2, previously known as Lord 3-2 and Mr. 3-2, is rapper from Houston, Texas. He has long affiliation with Rap-A-Lot Records. Barrier first started his career as Lord 3-2 and was one-half of the Convicts alongside Big Mike. The duo released their self-titled debut in 1991, but disbanded the following year after making an appearance on Big Mello's Bone Hard Zaggin. After dropping the "Lord" from his name, 3-2 made several guest appearances on other Rap-A-Lot albums before joining his second group, the Blac Monks with D.A. and AWOL. 3-2 released two albums with the Blac Monks, 1994's Secrets Of The Hidden Temple and 1998's No Mercy.
After nearly six years with Rap-A-Lot, 3-2 finally released his solo debut in late 1996 entitled Wicked Buddah Baby. After leaving Rap-A-Lot in 1998, Barriere became known as Mr. 3-2 and joined his third group, the Southside Playaz, who then became original members of the Screwed Up Click, a collective of rappers associated with DJ Screw. Southside Playaz released their debut album You Gottus Fuxxed Up in 1998.