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Pop Evil

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The best kept secret in music


"Pop Evil & Fat Joe Bring Hip Hop Heat"

Grand Rapids - Local favorites Kakaty, Digg Dugg, and Latino Saint showcaed why XPOZ Magazine named them "Best Overall Hip Hop Artists of the Year 2004." The trio brought a lot of energy to the stage and set the tone for the main attraction.

The solo rappers joined forces with local rock band Pop Evil for an incredible retro rock/hip-hop fusion song. If Kakaty and crew are the future of hip-hop, then their collaboration with Pop Evil just helped them jump forward 10 years. - Joe Walker - Grand Rapids Press Jan. 2005


War of the Roses released 2004 - Debut Album


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With a name just as unique as their sound, Pop Evil is far from your average band. Formed in November of 2001, Pop Evil was assembled from key components of various established Michigan bands. Leigh Kakaty (Vocals/Guitars), Dave Gracia (Guitars/Vox), Jamie Nummer (Bass/Vox), and Dylan Allison (Drums/Vox) came together to create a unique blend of heavy guitars and infectious grooves to help signature Pop Evil’s melodic sound. With an uncanny ability to arrange, write, and produce Pop Evil has quickly caught the attention of both fans and the music industry.

The 2004 full-length debut album, ‘War of The Roses’ is packed full of powerful rock anthems (Glory & Off You Go), hooky radio slammers (Candy & Wake Up), and tender love ballads (Out of the Rain & Consequences). “War of the Roses” is a musical documentation of four guys living their dream, trying to “find their Glory.” Already seasoned writers, Pop Evil wrote and co-produced all 11 tracks on their album “War of the Roses”. “I believe that the album shows just how diverse we are. We are constantly fighting an up-hill battle. The songs on our record are evidence of our spiritual growth along the way”, said Leigh Kakaty the front man of the band.

Pop Evil is currently in the studio with accomplished producer Al Sutton from Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan. Hoping to continue their success with their previous record “War of the Roses, Pop Evil plans to hit the road throughout the Midwest to expand their fan base and to promote their new sound.

Already having shared the stage with such multi-platinum recording artists from such diverse backgrounds such as Boston, Puddle of Mudd, and rap icon Fat Joe, Pop Evil is preparing to be the breakthrough band of the next generation. Their fusion of grass roots rock and roll and hip-hop has lead to the cutting edge collaboration with other up and coming hip-hop/R&B acts from around the country.

Pop Evil is definitely a must see show because of their strong stage show, diverse style, influence and energetic performance. Pop Evil has been compared to such greats as Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to name a few. According to Andy VanderVeen (public relations for Kakaty Entertainment), “Pop Evil is the most diverse band I have ever seen. They can play rock, hip-hop, and funk. You name it; Pop Evil can play it and play it well.”