Larri Merritt (@Larray)
Larray is a content creator, musician, YouTube sensation, and one of the fastest-growing multi-hyphenate creatives. With his signature style and charisma, he has captured audiences worldwide and built a loyal following of fans and 40M followers on social media. Larray has truly made his mark in every industry including food, music, TV, film, and fashion, while also continuing to use his voice in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, Larray partnered with Noah Beck alongside Studio71 to launch a new podcast called Put A Sock In It that offers hilarious and topical conversations each week. Put A Sock In It features a variety of guests including athletes, actors, moms, therapists, and financial advisors with an occasional appearance from Larray’s loving grandmother, Paulette. In line with his entrepreneurial spirit, Larray also recently unveiled his successful merchandise line called "Girlies,” which includes a variety of different merch options in bright pastel colors, etc. The latest drop sold out immediately. Fashion is something he’s truly passionate about and loves to push boundaries of the norm as displayed on his social media, which has been recognized by high-end designers. This led to him attending shows at Paris Fashion Week and walking in Prada’s Fall/Winter 2022 Menswear Show in Milan. Additionally, in August 2021, Larray launched his very own restaurant brand called “Larray’s Loaded Mac.” With a twist on his favorite food, “Larray's Loaded Mac” takes a traditional dish to a whole new level. The dish is available on all delivery apps in most major metropolitan cities across the country. On the acting front, Larray currently stars in Netflix’s new docuseries Hype House which was released on January 7, 2022. The show follows each featured creator as they navigate through their careers and lives. Additionally, Larray is currently in development on a comedic feature with Songbird producer Invisible Narratives. Larray is set to play a fictionalized version of himself. When he accidentally time-travels back to 1992, he goes from being recognized on every street corner in Los Angeles to a time before the world ever heard of a smartphone. Without his social apps and online clout, he must discover his “analogue instincts” to survive the ‘90s and return back to the current year. . In June 2021, Larray partnered with GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Kehlani to host Facebook Watch Pride Month Special, which featured Demi Lovato among others. Larray also made an impressive debut into the music industry with his three singles – “Canceled,” “The Race (remix), and “Thanos” – that have amassed 146M+ total video views to date. “Canceled” also amassed 21M+ views in just a few days, cracked the Billboard Hot 100 – marking Larray’s official debut on the chart – and is now RIAA Certified Gold. His music seamlessly blends rap, pop, and comedy, and underscores why he is a promising and versatile artist to watch.