Nothing’s Bringing Minus Gravity Down
Imagine a world where style and music perfectly collide...now look at Minus Gravity to make that a reality. The fashion-forward, Los Angeles-based trio is made up of Mic Apollo, Sir Blaze, and Rob Will, who come together to create hard-hitting hip-hop, R&B, and pop tunes. Each member has something unique to offer to the group, whether it’s Apollo’s producer skills, Blaze’s southern swag, or Rob’s soulful crooning. But the one common thread is that they always stay true to themselves, painted nails and all. That’s part of the reason why their original single “90’s Babies” went viral, and they ended up signing with Capitol Records, home to artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer, Katy Perry, and Niall Horan. Since signing to the label, Minus Gravity has released another hit song called “Options,” featuring boundless energy and a strong, high-pitched hook. As of now, the trio is preparing to drop their debut EP, and are working on a song with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke. No one can say what the future holds for Minus Gravity, but one thing’s for sure: they’ll maintain their trendsetter status wherever they go.
How did the band initially form?
We met ten years ago in San Antonio, Texas, and been working on music together ever since. We moved to L.A. five years ago and went through so much on our journey.
How did the name “Minus Gravity” come to be?
Three years ago, our name became Minus Gravity, because it represents how nothing can hold us down.
What special quality do each of you bring to the group?
Blaze brings the energy, Rob brings the soul, and Apollo bring the alien.
What differentiates you from other boy bands?
We all started as solo artists, so it’s like we are three different ingredients combining perfectly for the best five-star entree.
How would you describe the style of your music?
Mood music—there is a song for every mood. Sad, happy, getting ready for a party, at the party...just everything.
How did you win over Capitol Records and get them to sign you to their label?
We feel like they’re the ones that won, haha. There were a few different labels that wanted us but Capitol just felt right and our whole team is dope.
How does it feel to be signed to a major label?
We don't think any different. We have the same hustle, if not more. We just became a lot more hungry. We want it more.
What inspired you to write one of your newer, popular songs, “Options?”
It was more energy driven. We were in the studio and freestyled it—it was fun. The idea for the song just came from thinking about fashion. You lay a few pairs of shoes out, a few watches...real bosses always have options.
What has the response from fans been like for your music?
They’re excited for what’s coming next and we’re even more excited. We can’t wait to share our new EP.
Is there a particular artist or group you dream of working with in the future?
Sade or Bono of U2.
What do you hope for the band to accomplish in the future?
We want to be the biggest group to ever exist. That’s our only goal.
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Photo Credit: Bailey Robb