Marysa Mavrakys is a Chicago based stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and hip hop artist. Originally born in Greece, She was raised in a small town in Indiana and has been working with anything involving a camera, photography, music and acting since grade school. She has taken select classes at Second City in Chicago for sketch and TV/Film writing. She currently hosts and produces Chicago’s only hip hop game show called What The Hipnonics: The Game Show At The Laugh Factory In Chicago. Marysa who has performed in some of the countries favorite comedy clubs, also writes and records music in her free time, and she is working on a rap comedy album set to release in 2017, called “SnapHat Gurl”.
Under the moniker, Lil Marys, Marysa has just released the single “Crew Residue” Ft. Zheryk Badugu, Chore Boy. The track was recorded, mixed and produced by Jason Schmidt.Not only is Lil Marys different, original, unlike everybody else in the business, she’s got quite a sense of humor.
You will get to experience all that as well as her smart, razor-sharp rhymes on this track. After listening to this single which, of course, will not be played over and over in any original or sanitized version on your favorite radio and television, you will undoubtedly want to check other tunes by this eclectic female artist.
“Crew Residue” is funny and relevant. No matter who you are, no matter your skin color, education, profession, etc., if you have lived on this earth for more than just a few years, you have undoubtedly had some experience with hanging out, partying and lighting up one with a bunch of people, while sticking your noses into each other’s business.
Here Lil Marys gives us some insight about the ‘smoking with your crew experiences’. She does so in a way that is creative and humorous, and over a damn good slow-burning beat to boot.
Lil Marys’ loopy charisma connects perfectly with the production and song concept. Her rap delivery is idiosyncratic, unconventional and seriously hilarious in its deadpan style. The poignant visions of adolescence lost; the current state of our social and cultural values, as well as our daily life struggles, both legal and illegal, depicted in her songs, shows such an incredibly mature and cynical outlook, as if Lil Marys has already lived one-hundred lives.
“Crew Residue” Ft. Zheryk Badugu, Chore Boy is surely impressive, propelled by a surefire production, colorful guests, and an omnipresent touch of wry humor.
(Header photo credit: Chamere Minusone Orr-Kidd)