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Grand Rapids native The SEVENth speaks out Until Love Is Equal

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The SEVENth joins one of the most diverse, effective grassroots movements in West Michigan history in asking the city of Holland, MI to reconsider its rejection of basic civil rights for LGBT folks.
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About The SEVENth

The SEVENth counts among his influences: Jay Z, Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Lupe Fiasco, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Stevie Wonder, The Clipse, Daft Punks and N.E.R.D.

In the past year and a half The SEVENth has been working hard to bring his music and idea mainstream. Receiving radio play throughout the United States and the UK, Performing live on WZZM/ABC NEWS, and opening up for major artists are all stepping stones that are helping him achieve this.

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Sample his music on Reverb Nation

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Brandon "The SEVENth" McCall is a hip-hop producer, writer and engineer based out of Orlando, Florida. This Grand Rapids native was a major force in the local hip-hop scene. He attended East Kentwood Public Schools and counts among his relatives the world-famous DeBarge family (who are also from Grand Rapids.)

Today he's speaking out on unity, freedom and respect. Until Love Is Equal.

The SEVENth appears in the third Until Love Is Equal PSA video, "The SEVENth Unites," debuting today (Sept. 12, 2011) on The Rapidian. 

(There is also a YouTubeHD version of the PSA.)

Until Love Is Equal is a diverse, focused and uniquely effective grassroots movement in West Michigan. We're asking the city of Holland, MI to reconsider its rejection of basic civil rights for LGBT communities. (On June 15, 2011, Holland City Council rejected the unanimous recommendation of its own Human Relations Commission (HRC) - who studied the issue for a year at City Council's own request.)

Many West Michigan residents were shocked and disappointed when Holland City Council voted June 15, 2011 to exclude this vulnerable minority from basic protections against getting fired or evicted (for their sexual orientation or gender identity.) 

Click here to find out what you can do to help Until Love Is Equal educate and inform Holland City Council about the economic and moral value of protecting vulnerable residents and workers from fear of harm.


"The SEVENth Unites" PSA was directed and edited by SimonSMTHNG

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