Rook is a young MC striving to be the first big name to come out of the 870—the area code of the long-overlooked region of Northeast Arkansas where he was raised. Now living in LA, Rook works to support a family; however, the real work comes in his home studio, where Rook records and mixes nearly every track he releases. Rook has fleshed out a steady stream of free records via Soundcloud and self-packaged hard copies of his mixtapes. "Orange is the New Black" is the title of his latest free-of-charge project, which was released to rave reviews.
Rook has been writing raps for a decade and recording them for half of that time, drawing inspiration from such greats as NWA, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, 50 Cent and Kanye West. To keep up with his most recent projects, look for Rook performing with his partner-in-rhyme Smoo in venues throughout the LA area, or you can download his new single “Black Mamba” on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Some even say he plans to drop another tape in November. The 23 year old has no plans of slowing down any time soon.