Phunk Junkeez

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The Phunk Junkeez are an American rap rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that formed in 1991 and have established a strong underground following. The band has toured the U.S. extensively, even making it as far as Japan. The band plays music fusing a number of different styles, from hardcore punk to trip hop. Many of the band's early shows involved breaking into warehouses in the Phoenix area and performing to fans who were all invited by word-of-mouth. Phunk Junkeez concerts often attracted the attention of local police who threatened to throw the band in jail. The band grew large enough to start playing legitimate venues, such as The Electric Ballroom, Club Rio, Mesa Amphitheater, and Compton Terrace, sometimes selling out multiple nights at some of these venues. Eventually, the band was signed to Trauma Records/Interscope Records and have released six albums over the last 17 years. The band has had member changes over its 08 years, especially on guitar, but three original members still make up part of the band to this day, Soulman (singer), Jumbo Jim (bass) and DJ Roach (singer and DJ).