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After winning the battle of the bands last year, Unlocking The Truth came back to the Afropunk festival for another awesome set this afternoon.
It’s been a huge year for the eighth grade band since their victory last summer. They’ve since signed a $1.7 million record deal with Sony Music, opened for Queens of the Stone Age (that’s a huge deal among metal heads), and even performed at Coachella!
Now in its sixth year, Afropunk has continued to prove that there is a market for great rock music among black people.
While the festival is all about celebrating black people rocking out to something other than hip-hop and R&B, the audience was a pretty diverse mix of music lovers! Ice-T‘s wife Coco Austin was spotted backstage, and so was model Cara Delevingne!