We had the good fortune of connecting with Joshua McCall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joshua, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My company BRIQ. known as the movement Being Real Is Quality. has two separate entities. First, BRIQ. Merch, which is my clothing brand, and sole investor behind all non-profit projects we do. Lastly, BRIQ. Community, which is the non-profit behind all Community Drives that my company Host. We strive to supply all people in need throughout our communities through providing food, blankets, socks, clothes, and information to access such necessities at no cost. In our first Toy Drive we partnered with other organizations we support, and we’re able to pass out toys to over 500+ kids. Through donations, and 25% of profits from my brands monthly income I am able to Lead, and meet needs with much supply to all of the world. With more support (clothing purchases, donations) we’ll be able to do more, and more for our world “together”.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a songwriter-producer, painter, and Creative Director behind my brand BRIQ. Merch. Ive been a creator my entire life but just never knew it be possible to make a living from it. Being an artist has always been easy, but discouraging to follow through on when your surroundings show that the only way to be financially free is going to school, and working a job the rest of your adult life. Although, my environment may not have been the best and dreams during my upbringing weren’t fulfilled I overcame the fears, and doubtfulness by staying consistent in bettering my gifts which elevated my confidence, and stayed faithful in believing what’s meant for me shall manifest in my life. If I had a dream, I made sure to have that vision become reality by any means necessary. I lost everything I had, my money, my belongings but I never lost my faith, and in that space I found my true purpose for being the positive influence today in my community, inspiration and example that anything is possible even if the odds are against you. BRIQ. is more than a brand, it is a Community, a network, and personal opportunity for everyone to be a solution to the many problems this World has. Being Real Is Quality.!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To show anyone a quality time in my city we off tops tapping in with ORGANIQ. to get a fresh made juice, or smoothie from Simply Wholesome to start the morning. Mid-day probably hitting downtown LA or LB to catch some vibes outside, and then we off to the mom, and pop shops for some good eats. As a kid I grew up supporting Small local business with my parents, so its habitual to follow those footsteps now as a man. Thai Corner, Veronicas Kitchen, and El Pollo Inka are my top three favorite food spots of all time. After all that i’m ready to spend time inside to maybe create, or converse with drinks, and good music!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Support is Everything ! I wouldn’t be where I am without my family; father, mother, brothers, sisters and that includes all my supporters from my music, clothing, and Community. We are all in this marathon together, and all of us together makes the foundation for BRIQ..

Website: https://briqmerch.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jmccall_/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmccall___

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8bIdLxkxGFdAB_CkGXZ9A

Other: https://songwhip.com/jmccall/last-night

Image Credits
@beingrealisquality @briqcommunity @jmccall_

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