Sonny Boy, born Cory Medlock in Chicago, was always fascinated by hip-hop and rap as a child. He grew up listening to Tupac, Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony, Eminem, Outkast and 50 Cent. Sonny Boy learned at an early age how to handle the added adversity; he wrote first rap at the age of 10.
Sonny Boy’s style has been compared to Chance the Rapper, Ludacris, B.o.B and Big Sean. Fueled by the Chicago underground rap scene’s King Louie, L.E.P., Chief Keef and Lil’ Durk, Sonny Boy has an opportunity to stand out with a fresh, witty lyrical style. Catchy chorus lines set up for fun word play and poetic storytelling, a staunching contrast to the polarizing images America sees of Chicago as “Chiraq”. Sonny Boy released his first single entitled “FYM” on gowherehiphop.com. He’s slated to release his first EP entitled” Dropout” in late January followed by his first full length project entitled Sonny Daze.