Tweens Heavy Metal Band’s Sound Will Blow Your Mind

Melissa Knowles
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Tweens Heavy Metal Band’s Sound Will Blow Your Mind

True talent is easy to spot. Some call it the "it" factor, and some people are simply born with it. That could not be more true for the trio behind the metal band Unlocking the Truth. The three young men from Brooklyn, New York, 11-year-old Jarad Dawkins, 12-year-old Malcom Brickhouse, and 12-year-old Alec Atkins, are skyrocketing to fame for their savvy musical skills. Jarad and Malcom met at a birthday party when they were 4 years old, and they've been making music together ever since.

The trio started out playing on the streets of New York City. Those street performances caught the attention of Questlove, who tweeted one of their small venue gigs, which helped boost them to stardom. They recently performed on the show "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."

Talk about talent — and they can perform in front of a live audience on national television without breaking a sweat. They say they write songs about things in their lives, school and relationships they've dealt with. These young men are going to go far. Looking forward to seeing more of them.

"Omg! Insider" correspondent and Yahoo!'s own Michael Yo joined me in studio to talk about Unlocking the Truth's musical chops and to share some of his own unique talents.

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