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.