Goat Me Up is a brand and record label that was started in 2018 by twenty-four year old CEO, Camo Tha GOAT. After years of teaching himself the necessary skills to be a videographer, rapper, and business owner, Camo built his dream company offering the skills and services that he thoroughly enjoys doing. Wanting to build a career that he was passionate about, he started Goat Me Up based on his interests so he can feel fulfilled and excited about his job.
You don’t have to be wealthy to start your own business, as Camo can attest. He began teaching himself videography and film in 2012 and has only grown his skills from there. As he expanded his skills and internet exposure, he became a successful videographer, rapper, influencer, director, and business owner. He uses his exposure to build and establish his brand and business. “I wanted to love my job, so I do what I love. Starting my own business was a great way for me to do that,” he says, smiling.
Camo started the foundations of his business first before he was even established in 2018. “It is all hard work and it’s exhausting, but it is worth it because this is something I’m passionate about and love doing. This is the best way for me to support me and my family,” he says. “Me and my team work really hard to make sure that we are going to have the growth we need to be the greatest of all time. I definitely see it in our future.”
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.”
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, a lemon tart, or even a lemon pie. With struggles come new opportunities and Camo has taken the best course of action to make sure that he gets to live the life he desires. “It’s so amazing and I’m really proud of how far we’ve come. The next five years is going to be explosive growth.”