Birth name

Christopher Barriere

Also known as

Mr. 3-2, Lord 3-2




Houston, Texas, United States


10 November 2016 (aged 44)
Houston, Texas, United States


Hip hop, Southern hip hop



Years active



Rap-A-Lot Records (1991-1997)
Noo Trybe Records (1996)
N Yo Face Records (2001)
Street Game Records (2005-2006)
Pham Ent. (2006)
Down South Records (2008)
Playamade Productions (2009)

Associated acts

Beltway 8, Big Pokey, Blac Monks, Convicts, Geto Boys, Godfather, Lil' Keke, Lil' O, Mo Mafia, South Park Coalition, Southside Playaz, Timebomb, UGK

Christopher Barriere (1972 - 10 November 2016), better known by his stage name 3-2, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He began his career when he signed to Rap-A-Lot Records as a member of the duo Convicts alongside Big Mike, with whom he released the 1991 album Convicts. The group dissolved but Barriere stayed signed to Rap-A-Lot, appearing on albums by labelmates Geto Boys, 2 Low and DMG. He became a member of the South Park Coalition and Blac Monks in the mid-1990s. Barriere also became affiliated with UGK, teaching Pimp C how to rap and appearing on the group's albums Super Tight... and Ridin' Dirty

In 1996, Barriere released his debut studio album, The Wicked Buddah Baby, on Rap-A-Lot. He left the label in the late-1990s and released most of his later albums on his own label, Street Game Records. His final album was Str'8 Drop, a collaboration with rapper Timebomb.

On the night of 10 November 2016, Barriere was with three others at a gas station when a fight broke out between the four of them. Barriere was fatally shot in the head by one of the men with a pistol. Another one of the men was injured in the shooting, while a bystander was also shot. All four of the men knew each other.