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Watch Short Video About Amazing Heavy Metal Rock Band 'Unlocking The Truth'

by Sergio
June 21, 2013 10:13 AM
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Starting today and through this weekend, I’m going to post a series of inspiring video shorts about black musicians who are breaking boundaries, because... why not?

There are so many unbelievable fantastic and talented black musicians who are following their own paths and thinking “outside the box.”  Not only should they be wider known, but also, it all goes back to what S & A is all about - what defines black imagery and how it’s portrayed in the media.

Which leads me to today’s video about the heavy metal rock group Unlocking The Truth, who are Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins, two Flatbush Brooklyn six graders who, along with new bassist Alec Atkins, have caused an absolute sensation in the underground rock movement.

They’ve already appeared on W. Kamau Bell’s show Totally Biased on FX  (HERE), and their goal, according to their website (HERE), is to simply be the “world's best heavy metal bands, and with their music, they want to encourage their fans to just be themselves and not be intimidated by what people say.”  

All this means, of course, is that they have been totally ignored by the black media since “they don’t do what black people are supposed to do” (Though watch. Wanna bet they will now after we've done it because they have no imagination?)

So here’s the video about them created by The Avant Garde Diaries.

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  • Raymond Lambert | July 9, 2013 9:03 PMReply

    Awesome. I am going to book them one day...soon

  • Phyllis Haynes | July 9, 2013 8:40 PMReply

    Talent and Courage! The combination for success.

  • LegenDeri | June 23, 2013 8:36 AMReply


  • AG | June 21, 2013 6:26 PMReply

    this is so dope.

  • Beezdablock | June 21, 2013 5:26 PMReply

    So cool! I love it.

  • VC | June 21, 2013 1:29 PMReply


  • Howze Man | June 21, 2013 12:42 PMReply

    They're great now, but can you imagine those kids at 30?

  • chris | June 21, 2013 12:38 PMReply

    i remember telling people about this other band who played the afropunk tour called "The Bots" about 4 years ago id love to get these two bands together Check them out on youtube The Bots - i like your style THEY ARE AWESOME

  • Del | June 21, 2013 12:21 PMReply

    Love these kids, I blogged abut them couple weeks ago. Looking forward to what else you post up.

  • michaboa | June 21, 2013 12:21 PMReply

    Those young men just inspired me.

  • cinexa | June 21, 2013 11:30 AMReply

    This is great. reminds me of a "Hair Band" that I was in when I was about 16/17 sometime ago. People thought I was weird. Its great to see young brothers going for what they like instead of following the trends. Actually learning an instrument.

  • Troy | June 21, 2013 1:14 PM

    Civil rights movement and other grass roots organization are trends.

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