Edge on Demand: Music and Race

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by WCCB News Edge

 The first thing you might notice about the up-and-coming metal band Unlocking the Truth, is that these kids are exactly that: kids.  

Malcolm Brickhouse, Alec Atkins, and Jarad Dawkins are all just 12 and 13 years old.  And they just got signed for a bonafide record deal from Sony.  The other thing you might have noticed is that they're African-American... playing heavy metal, which just isn't the norm in the industry.  Of course, there are notable exceptions like A Band Called Death" and "Living Color", but generally speaking, black kids playing metal is unique.

But just how weird is it to you?  When it comes to music, does race have a sound?

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