The five members of FunkMnkyz joined forces through a mutual appreciation of EVERY genre of music, a love of the DC-area live scene, and a collective self-deprecating sense of humor. Influenced by 311, RATM, Wu-Tang, Jimi Hendrix, MF Doom, Glassjaw and many more, FunkMnkyz can play just about anything while their MCs rhyme. In 2010, FunkMnkyz joined the ranks of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, All Time Low, and Sev by opening the HFStival main stage. In the same year, the band self-released their only full-length to date, “Which Way is Down”. The debut of the rap/rock masterclass was followed by rave reviews and extensive touring. After running up the mileage on their van and selling out their initial pressing of WWID, Insidious Industries agreed to re-release the album. Out of print since roughly 2012, “Which Way Is Down” is currently available in our web store!
“Yes ladies and gentlemen, rap-rock still exists and we have found its champion.” Brightest Young Things
“Their sound is best described as a peaceful rampage, blasting out angry metal guitar on top of a plate of appetizing funk rock.” Found Magazine
“FunkMnkyz from Washington, DC takes the Hip-Hop vocal outcry of the Rage Against the Machine model and morphs it into its own entity by adding a 311 style bass and Slayer-esque licks mixed with innovated guitar effects comparable to that of The Edge (U2).” ISSUU – The Music Initiative
Currently, there are no upcoming tour dates