syracuse side hustles

E3: Five Children and a Microphone

Monique Williams’ children fuel her motivation to be a successful songwriter and rapper known as MoeBetta ThaGoddess.
MoeBetta ThaGoddess

They say that as a woman, you can’t have it all. You can’t be a professional businesswoman and have a family too, and who says it has to stay that way?

Name:

Monique Williams (aka MoeBetta the Goddess)

Age:

33

Side Hustle:

Rapper

Job:

Mother of five

Who is your hustle hero?

Myself, and I look up to and follow the older rappers, the older conscious rappers.


Where do you get your equipment?

I usually go to a few friends that have their own functioning studio. I purchased my own equipment and tested it out myself. So I have the software. I just need a new mic.


Where have you found support in Syracuse for your side hustle?

From my fans, my husband, my family. Tickets, merchandise, donations, and city sales.


What event in Syracuse would you not want to miss?

The Pan-African Village, which happens every summer.


MoeBetta ThaGoddess
Since her first performance in 2015, MoeBetta ThaGoddess has been balancing her life between motherhood and music. She’s a self-proclaimed quiet mom, but on stage, she switches to a different identity: “more outgoing, more fierce, more fearless.” Photo by Molly Bolan.


What's a quote you live by?

“One day at a time.”


Connect with Williams

On SoundCloud