Sometimes, kids, teenagers, and sometimes even adults need to hear that they have a choice when it comes to their job and career. You don’t have to just have one for the rest of your life, and it doesn’t have to be boring. Doing what you love can be profitable also. Twenty-four year old videographer, record label owner, and rapper Camo Tha GOAT is already a CEO and the owner of a brand named, Goat Me Up just because he wanted to do what he loved.
As a self taught videographer and director, he built his business from the ground up and learned every aspect of the jobs he wanted so that he could run his own business and brand. He has expanded to influencer and is using his platform to grow his business and craft his label and brand further. “I did all of this because I really wanted it. I worked hard and had great support from my friends and family,” Camo says.
Sometimes the things we want in life require a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding to be in control of your job and life. “I did a lot over the years to get to this point and there isn’t a day that goes by that shows I don’t deserve what I’ve built. No one can take this from me and that’s extremely rewarding,” Camo smiled. “Over the next five years, I only expect growth.”
Since 2012, Camo has been teaching himself videography and working on his skills in other areas for his brand and business. The Chicago native is completely self-taught and if doesn’t know the answer he will find it. “I want to be the greatest of all time and that requires effort on my part, you know? So, I make sure that no one can say I didn’t earn this.”
Camo Tha Goat is also known as Cory Thompson. His background is diverse, with so many successful endeavours, his skill set is broad as he works in different industries as a creative force. He’s best known for his hit TV web series, The Generation which originally aired on Youtube and reached over 10 million views and counting (2012-2014). Camo started creating videos in 2012 because of his older brother. Around that time, Camo was an aspiring rapper, before he found out video directing was his given talent. Cory and his brother had a friendly competition editing the same exact video; he lost the competition, which sparked the fire in him to become one of the best. Shortly after this, Camo was inspired by a hit television show to create his own, along with Thomas Conley. By using platforms like Facebook and Twitter, this helped to mold the cast for The Generation. When the first episode of The Generation aired it reached over 10,000 views, giving him the attention of several Chicago artists like, 147 Calboy Moneybagg Yo GHerbo, Neil Gang, Stunt Taylor, Big Sexy, DLow Lil Kemo, and more. In 2018, he created Goat Me Up, which is a visual platform to clout up talented individuals worldwide with their talents.
With his experience in web television, he has branched out into directing and filming. His current videography business is gaining popularity and traffic as he continues to put his art out there. His YouTube channel is where you can find most of his videos and completed projects. Most of his videography includes music videos, promotional videos, short films, weddings, concerts, and many others.
“I really want my brand to last, I work really hard to promote and build it up. This has been a process from the very beginning,” Camo says. “I have 56,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 13 million views. My Instagram has over 10k views and my Facebook has over 4,000 fans. Even with these numbers, there are still going to be obstacles, but I just keep going. That’s what we do.”
By doing what you love you get to experience a life that you enjoy living. Camo Tha GOAT has paved the way for his dream to become a reality. “Even when trials or struggles are in your way, you can overcome and adapt and live the life you create,” he says.