Interview: DC Promoter MosityDancehall. When we hear that word, what's the first thing that comes to mind; music naturally, selectas, parties, concerts, reggae and we can go on and on and on. BADH strives to bring all angles of Dancehall to its audience and this time around, we take the time out to speak to one of DCs top promoters, Mosity.
Mosity, formerly of Bashment Link-Up.com, is taking promotion of Dancehall to new levels.We see very few women on the business side of Dancehall - so BADH, on its first of series to come, is bringing to you "The Women Behind Dancehall".
BADH: So how did you get started with the whole internet thing?
Mosity: Well my friend Kim and I both decided to start websites through Geocities. I decided to do a personal page and Kim decided to start a dancehall site for the DC area. She would ask my opinion on different things and after getting tired or all of my proposed changes – she suggested I joined her and the rest is history.
BADH: What inspired you or where does your inspiration come from?
Mosity: I love going out, I love to party, I love to just have fun! We started off with Bashment Link-Up as a way to have fun but when the site skyrocketed in the DC area, it became serious work for us. People began to expect the scoop, expect reviews, and the facts from us. I found myself in a position to provide a service to people and still have fun doing it. I quickly became a people person and began networking and forming business relationships with a variety of folks.
BADH: What would you say has been the hardest part of doing the website?
Mosity: Dealing with the negativity out there. I couldn’t understand why people who didn’t know me where so critical of me and the things that I tried to do for them. Here we were trying to help others and people tried their best to ruin that. It was only a few but the negativity often got to me and it was hard to separate myself emotionally from the site because I put so much work into it.
BADH: I can really relate to what you’re saying having been through the same thing myself. How did you deal with it?
Mosity: Well, I had to realize that it wasn’t me – it was their badmindedness. I had to take the advice of a friend and not allow things they said to bother me, to ignore it and don’t stoop to their level. I kept being told “you must be doing something right because if you didn’t, they wouldn’t talk about you.”
BADH: Makes sense. You’re no longer with Bashment Link-Up, what really went down?
Mosity: (laughs) Well, I made the personal decision to leave the site. I think miscommunication was the main factor that caused me to leave. Looking back now I think both Kimmy and I would have handled things differently. Our friendship goes way beyond the site and we almost lost focus of that. I wish her the best and vice versa and hopefully we can still work together in the future.
BADH: So you’re about to start a new site. Tell me about it.
Mosity: It’s called Hype Zone – where the hypeness of dancehall meets the internet. I don’t know about anyone else but I love the hype and by hype I mean just pure niceness and fun. Going out, living life to the fullest and just enjoying every moment of it. I want to bring that on-line. But this time I don’t want to limit myself just to the DC area, I want to explore everywhere my legs can take me.
BADH: What, if anything do you want folks to know about Mosity?
Mosity: That I’m just someone out here trying to do my thing. I love what I do and look forward to taking this whole internet thing to another level. There are so many things that I want to do, so many people that I want to work with, just so many things I want to do and I want to have fun doing it. BADH, I really love you guys and what you’re doing. Keep your head up and keep doing what you’re doing.