“Nothing Can Hold You Down”, the meaning of Minus Gravity, a creative artist that started with a group from San Antonio and now is just an AKA for the solo artist of Apollo Liberace. An artist that easily stands out from the crowded music industry of hundreds of artists as the unique artistry of Minus Gravity combines energetic rock, melodic rhythm and blues, and eloquent hip hop to create an artist the is surely destined for something special. Currently, Minus Gravity is reaching for the stars with a new collaboration with Chanel West Coast (Co-host of MTV’s Ridiculousness) – a two-song EP called ‘Versace Diaries’. This powerhouse project will drop in the next few months, showcasing the vocals and lyricism of Apollo Liberace himself. Today, we get to know Apollo Liberace as he breaks down his journey into becoming the artist we know as Minus Gravity.
Kulture Vulturez: Where are you originally from?
Minus Gravity: I was born in Maryland on Andrews Air Force Base. My Mom was in the military so I moved around often. I spent most of my younger life in South Florida, and when I was in the 6th grade, I moved to San Antonio, Texas. That’s where I call home — well, Texas and LA now, of course.
Kulture Vulturez: Growing did you ever think you become an artist, or is there anything you can think of that would indicate you becoming involved in music?
Minus Gravity: I didn’t think, I knew. Growing up, I watched my sister making music, and it’s all I ever wanted to do. Every birthday, it was my wish blowing my candles out. Every night when I went to sleep, it was in my dreams.
Kulture Vulturez: How did you initially get your start professionally making music?
Minus Gravity: My Dad owned a recording studio and had done some work in the music industry, so music was always around. I had a popular song in my hometown of San Antonio when I was 14 years old, and I was offered my first single deal.
Kulture Vulturez: Where did the idea for the name Minus Gravity come from?
Minus Gravity: Moving to Los Angeles and struggling came with a lot of growth and sacrifices. I was in college for music and the professor heard my song one day and asked “Why are you here? This is a hit.” That was my last day in school. I decided that I was moving to LA and that was going to make it happen no matter what. I was homeless, slept in cars, did whatever had to be done. My dad had an idea for a name ‘Minus Gravity’, which grew into ‘Nothing can hold you down’. Because no matter what I won’t stop.
Kulture Vulturez: How can you explain your music for first time listeners?
Minus Gravity: I describe it as mood music. There’s a song for every mood – on the way to the club, at the club, going through a break-up, losing friends etc.
Kulture Vulturez: How important is creativity to you, from your fashion to the songs and videos as an artist to standout?
Minus Gravity: It’s everything. I want to create something i am proud of at the end of the day, which is hard for artists because nothing is ever good enough to us. Fashion and creativity in music and videos is just me being myself. We’re all so different as people, and instead of following trends, I want to continue to be me and I think that will always separate me from the pack.
Kulture Vulturez: Since you’ve been an artist what are some of the ups and downs in the music industry?
Minus Gravity: There’s always ups and downs. Aside from being an artist, that’s just life. It’s easy to forget that everyone around you is going through something. I can sit here and talk about my struggles as an artist but that means nothing compared to what kids are going through everyday in the Middle East, Haiti or Africa. I just try to remember that I’m blessed to be doing what I do every day.
Kulture Vulturez: What do you have upcoming or in the works that you are able to share?
Minus Gravity: I’m working on my album right now. I’m actually headed to the studio now to finish it up. This feels like a big step for me, and I’m excited.
Kulture Vulturez: Anything else that the viewers should know?
Never give up on your dreams… keep doing what you love every day, even if people think you’re weird or call you crazy. Stay on your oath, and the rest of the world will move out of the way for you.