Why Camo Tha GOAT is the GOAT
At just twenty-four years old, Camo Tha GOAT is already CEO of his own company and record label. As a videographer, rapper, and influencer, he has found his way around his interests to create his dream career. Through hard work, focus and a vision, Camo is building the foundations for his future and fulfilling his purpose. Not everyone has the opportunity to find themselves and know what they want in life, but Camo has found that in his work and life, he wants to strive to be the greatest of all time.
His brand and record label, Goat Me Up, was established in 2018, and he has been steadily growing since. “My goal is to be one the most popular brands and biggest labels in the next five years,” Camo says beaming. “I work really hard and don’t give up, I really love what I do and want to keep doing this.”
Camo has a lot of reasons to keep going and stay motivated, as a self-taught creative person, he has been working to create the life he desires for him and his family. “Some of what I do, I just fell into, but it has been a good deal. I’ve learned a lot and have a lot of projects that have grown my experience further. It’s just been great,” he explains.
Camo knows that there aren’t any shortcuts in life, but there are a lot of opportunities to help boost your popularity. “Obviously, you have to put in the work, but it pays off also when you are grinding and someone gives you a boost, that’s really good as an influencer,” he says.
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.”
Camo Tha GOAT is making a name for himself and his business with his hard work and determination. “You don’t get to be the greatest of all time without those things. You have to stay ahead of the game, put in the hours, and don’t be afraid to take a little risk.”