Gabe Perez.

The members of Indio’s Drop Mob are proud to call themselves a “nu-metal band.” Influenced by groups such as Rage Against the Machine, the Beastie Boys and Limp Bizkit, Drop Mob has a fantastic metal sound—with a hip-hop edge. Get more information at Drop Mob’s MC, Gabe Perez, recently endured The Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

My first rap concert was MC Hammer, LOL! My first rock concert was Godsmack with Limp Bizkit.

What was the first album you owned?

Slick Rick, Teenage Love.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Hacktivist and, of course, Rage Against the Machine.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

A lot of the new rap that’s coming out now. I know that “Whip” song is popular, but, wow, really?

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

I would love Rage Against the Machine to get back together, but I don’t think that will happen, so I think Eminem would be dope.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Justin Timberlake. I have to admit that guy is talented. Is there any genre he can’t do?

What’s your favorite music venue?

Coachella. The atmosphere is great, and most of the time, the lineup is great, too. I would love to play for that crowd.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“Watch me whip watch me Nae Nae.” I CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD!

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Rage Against the Machine. The energy and power of Zack de la Rocha’s delivery is awesome.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Fred Durst: Why did you do it for the Nookie? LOL.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

An original I wrote a few years back called “Fallen Angel.” I wrote for my best friend/brother Hernan Marquez after he passed away. It has a lot of meaning behind it.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill. Great album. I can play it over and over again.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“P.O.S.” by my band Drop Mob. Hear it on our ReverbNation page.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Blueskye moved to the Coachella Valley in 2005. He was the assistant editor and staff writer for the Coachella Valley Independent from 2013 to 2019. He is currently the...