October 2016, Rooks released the Sonny Boy Wonder LP, receiving rave reviews from his back to back singles “Sucker for Love” & “With You.” Physical copies had sold out within weeks, and Spotify streams passed 350,000 plays shortly after. McCoy was featured on many renowned blogs such as: Thisis50, 40oz Heroes & Bring Ya Eh Game for his accomplishments.
McCoy became addicted to a combination of substances which he began taking to manage the stress and anxiety he had endured in his mid-twenties. “When you can’t stand who you are inside, you‘ll literally take anything handed to you in order to change that feeling,” says McCoy. “I not only forgot who I was, but what reality even felt like… I never want to go back to that feeling again.” McCoy quit taking substances in 2014, and has championed being sober as one of the main reasons for his recent success.
Rooks McCoy aims to be releasing new music every 2 weeks