Interview Tanisha Parker
Photography Sarah Roberts
Rooster Boondock is unlike anyone that I’ve ever met. However, I was immediately drawn to the creative persona that surrounds him like a cloud. The young, Bronx born artist embraces his culture as well as the the New York City attitude that only a native city dweller can possess. Although Rooster is in his early 20s, he carries an old school charm and wit that resembles some of the greats like Jimi Hendrix and Prince.
Rooster describes his art as spontaneous and tries not to think too much into the technical aspects of his creations. He draws inspiration from his dreams as well as his Puerto Rican heritage. He has not yet ruled out making his art a career and entertains the idea of one day having his “art work for [him].” Rooster also wants “to be pimped” and explains that he would rather only focus on the art instead of getting involved in the financials of his work.
Rooster briefly describes his time in a band started with his brother and a friend and has no regrets. Even though the band separated due to creative differences, Rooster’s voice shines on the band’s single, “Word is Born”. The song definitely draws influence from 70s rock and roll as Rooster’s emotions cut through the vocals and really takes the listener on a journey to a different time.
There will one day be a biopic about Rooster Boondock because an artist like him deserves to be introduced to the world. Rooster is a gift to our generation that seems to have traveled from an era that we all wished we had been a part of.
Rooster will be showing his work as well as performing some of his new music at February’s WIP! Follow his journey on Instagram.