Harlem born and bred, Gravity is a true renaissance artist. He studied computer animation, graphic design, and audio arts, but has always been vocalist first. Singing, rapping, and beat-boxing are the core means of his expression. “It’s the immediacy, the one-to-one nature of the voice – brings me back to music every time,” he says.
Gravity (Andrew Kirkland) came to study at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992 and was soon adopted by Chicago’s commercial community, recording vocals and voice-overs for Nike, Reebok, and Busch advertisements.
While still in school, he caught a record deal, which led to co-writing with “no I.D.”, Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, and Kanye West. Kanye and Gravity collaborated on Grav’s debut album “Down to Earth” landing both artists their first published works.
Gravity has appeared on Fox’s Empire working with vocal producer Jeff Morrow, he sings with the Larry King orchestra, writes with Arnold Hennings (112, Monica, TLC), has produced theme songs for WWE wrestlers, and added his voice to ads for McDonalds, Jeep, Dodge, Coors Lite, Kelloggs’, Annheiser Busch, and the Illinois Lottery. With his strong positive energy, he’s mentored young artists at Project ME (Music and Entertainment) sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority and Near West CDC.