Matt Redman And Christian Rapper LZ7 Release New Single 27 Million To Shine A Light On Modern-Day Slavery And Human Trafficking (VIDEO)

 

 

Celebrated worship leader and songwriter Matt Redman teamed up with British rapper LZ7 for a new song called “Twenty Million” to bring international attention to the scourge of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.  The single is released in support of the A21 Campaign which aims to combat human trafficking and slavery, with all proceeds from the single going to rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking. During it’s first day of release the single reached number 6 on the iTunes UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the Amazon MP3 Bestsellers Chart.

Written by Matt and Beth Redman with Lindz and Lucy West (LZ7), Willie Weeks and Jorge Mhondera, ‘Twenty Seven Million‘ tells the true story of a girl trafficked from Eastern Europe into London’s sex trade. The artists involved with the single hope that by getting the song into the mainstream charts they can raise awareness of the global issue of slavery.

“Every movement needs an anthem and my hope is that this single will help people pray, to give money or time,” Beth said, according to Cross Rhythms UK. “The ultimate dream is if everyone does something that figure of 27 million could be eradicated in our lifetime.”

Matt Redman shared on his website, “Society is waking up to the fact that there are twenty seven million slaves on the earth today. They are the voiceless, but we could be their voice. Please buy the single at iTunes…if we all move as one on this, together we could make some big noise about this important issue.”

Responding to the cause, people worldwide have shown overwhelming support and love for the new single.

According to A21, there are currently 1.39 million victims of commercial sexual servitude worldwide.

Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately $31.6 billion a year. Specifically, trafficking for sexual exploitation generates $27.8 billion per year.

Additionally, 90 percent of victims trafficked into the European Union member states will end up in the sex industry. Only 1 to 2 percent of victims are rescued, and only 1 in 100,000 Europeans involved in trafficking are convicted.

“We don’t need to be overwhelmed by the statistics, but rather outraged enough to do what we can,” Beth said.

By working with A21, the Redmans and LZ7 hope to awaken the church to “rise up” and bring awareness to the issue.

 An E-Card (see right) has been released to promote the single, which contains facts on the problem of trafficking, a clip of the song, details of all that’s going on around the single release as well as option for people to become a Twenty Seven Million Ambassador: using their influence to spread the word and help raise awareness about the fight against human trafficking.

To listen and buy the new single, click here.

Read more about The A21 Campaign by visiting http://www.thea21campaign.org.

 

Watch The Official Music Video Below:

 

 

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