13-Year-Olds Have Hottest Metal Band

Unlocking the Truth are three very young African-American boys from Flatbush, the working-class neighborhood of Brooklyn where Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli and Joey Bada$$ were born. Hip-hop is ingrained in the place, or the place is ingrained in hip-hop, but Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, Jarad Dawkins, 12, and Alec Atkins, 13, have been into metal since they were seven years old. For a long time, their playing was limited to Brickhouse’s mother’s basement, where tolerant neighbors didn’t mind them practising. Now, they’ve become the youngest ever band to sign to Sony. These teen metal sensations spill here.

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