Photography and interview by Christopher Brown
Los Angeles based hip-hop group Minus Gravity consists of Mic Apollo, Sir Blaze, and Rob Will. Together they bring a breath of fresh air into the music landscape with a wide range of sensual beats and danceable rhythms.
Hey Minus Gravity, how are you guys feeling today?
Feeling amazing. Just finished our first show with an audience since the pandemic started. So it felt great to connect with our supporters.
You’re originally from San Antonio, lived in ATL, and now based in LA. What made you decide to stay here?
San Antonio will always be our home but we knew to further our dreams in music we had to move around. We needed a way out of the city to Atlanta so we enrolled in college at the Art Institute of Atlanta. One day our teacher heard our song and said ‘this is a hit, why are y’all here.’ The next week we decided to move to LA. When we got here sometimes you just know where you belong. We were supposed to be in Los Angeles for a weekend and never left.
You recently dropped an album Moods Music 1, can you tell us about the concept of the project?
It’s more a playlist than an album, each section of the album is broken down into moods we all go through on a daily basis. Whatever mood you’re in, you can go to that section of the album and just let it ride.
“With our visuals we try to make everything seem real.”
You’ve also released multiple music videos for singles off the album, where do you find the inspiration for each of these visuals?
With our visuals we try to make everything seem real, so most of our shoots are kind of like a day in the life. All real friends, we really don’t hire models too often or people to stand in because we want it to feel authentic.
How has the pandemic changed the plans you had in the past year, both personally and professionally?
It changed a few plans as far as shows or face to face meetings we had scheduled. For the most part our plans never change, we just want to get better at what we love doing everyday. We are able to make music for a living which is the biggest blessing. Our biggest plan is to get better production and make better music everyday, work harder at rehearsals and just build so it hasn’t affected us too much because we’ve been able to keep our head down and work harder.
“Music is all about connecting the world through energy.”
What is a Minus Gravity live show like?
A minus gravity show is an experience… It’s like reading a book while listening to our song but our show is like a big budget movie with 3D and vr. something you have to experience.
Can you tell us when expect from your upcoming project, Moods Music 2?
I would say early next year but before that we have an album titled Ownership that’s nearly completed and the first single will be released really soon.
What are you looking forward to most in 2021 at the world opens up?
Just getting back on stage and connecting with people because that’s what music is all about, connecting the world through energy.