We had the good fortune of connecting with Moizenvelli and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Moizenvelli, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
There are many things about the arts that people are not aware of, but one of the main things people on the outside looking in don’t understand is how much time you have to put in networking & building relationships. I feel as though people underestimate the power in that & just solely focus on their craft & that’s it. & though that’s important so is taking the necessary steps to let people know about your craft.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a true artist. I love art of all forms & kinds, but I personally create visual art pieces with acrylic paint primarily on canvases & I record hip-hop music. What separates me from others in both fields is that I’ve found a way to bridge the gap. I do both simultaneously & it’s a holistic venture. I’ve made contacts in the music industry through my art, & vice versa. I never intended to do both & have them work with & for each other I really planned on doing both separately. But when I realized I can bridge the gap & use each as a tool to work for the other I’ve been doing it like that since. I got to where I’m at simple & plain by putting myself out there by going to events, talking to different people on & offline. It didn’t matter the circumstances, if an opportunity was present, I treated it like if it was my last day on earth & I will never see another one again. That’s how I treat every chance I get & that’s what’s gotten me this far.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Man there’s so many places in Miami. It depends on what they like you feel me? I’m from the hood parts of Miami so I would take them to eat at Finga Licking or Snappers, if we not gone do the regular shit like Flanigans, Chili’s, or Applebee’s. Breakfast at Waffle House though. If the week lands during the same week my boy Made In Phlly is having his monthly “The Miami Pop Up” event then we would definitely hit that up. If not I really like The Urban on Saturdays, Racket on Thursdays. Any ‘Headliner’ event is always a good choice. I’m into the arts so I would also take them to the Wynwood walls & just walk around Wynwood to see the creative street art on the walls all throughout the area. Outside of that, man we can hit up Eureka Park by where I grew up & play some basketball, feel me? I don’t really do too much. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have MANY people to credit throughout the course of my journey for playing a part in it in one way or another. I equally have to credit my wife Victoria & my bro recording artist Amaury Love. My wife has been my backbone during this entire journey, without her none of this would have happened. From support in every way to taking care of our kids while I’m out to everything else. & my bro Amaury was the most recent person to show me how possible things that I used to believe were far fetched — really weren’t. He put me in a position to flourish by inviting me to events he was attending with notable guests & bringing me into his world. I was able to work the room that night & make connections & he was taken away by that. Ever since we’ve been building & climbing up the ladder along with our friend, marketer & celebrity journalist, Art of Noise & together making the impossible seem possible.