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Wheaty TV- A Stove Leg Interview

Stove Leg Media: How would you introduce Wheaty TV to a new fan? What’s your drive? What’s your goal? What’s Wheaty TV all about?

Wheaty TV: I want to be one of the best known videographers and directors in the hiphop game, in music in general, but hip-hop is my primary genre. It's all about the music, but a personal goal of mine is to be one of the Kings of YouTube.

SL: Who do you work with? How do you connect with people?

Wheaty TV: I mean I started doing videos with Tony Thrash, a close friend of mine who’s a musician and I did a couple videos with the July Sun, another friend of mine. Before I even had a page, me and Tony put up a video called Chief Keef. This dude BP the Gas Guy from Louisville seen it on Instagram, he hit me up and was the first person to pay me to do a video. To answer the question, I’ll do a video for anybody that is willing to pay me. But I will say this, there was this one time a dude paid me to do a video and he was just trash so I gave him his money back and we didn’t finish the video. We linked up, we shot the video, but when I got home to edit it was so bad I couldn’t do it. I got to have some integrity.

SL: Do you have any influences who have inspired your career as a videographer/musician? Who would you name as some of your influences?

WheatyTV: One of my biggest influences has been Cole Bennett, he created Lyrical Lemonade, he’s one of the most famous directors in the rap game right now. He works with all sorts of up and coming artists. He’s got something like 11.3 million subscribers on YouTube. His style inspired me because he kind of started out with some low budget productions, his editing is what made his videos stand out and that’s where I’m at right now. I’m relying on my editing skills to catch the viewer’s eye. Another big influence has been a director named LONEWOLF, he’s probably one of most underrated right now, but he’s one of my favorites. He does a lot of DIY stuff with like paper and all sorts of effects. He can do some crazy stuff.

SL: Do you have any influences who have inspired your career as a videographer/director?

WheatyTV: One of my biggest influences has been Cole Bennett, he created Lyrical Lemonade, he’s one of the most famous directors in the rap game right now. He works with all sorts of up and coming artists. He’s got something like 11.3 million subscribers on YouTube. His style inspired me because he kind of started out with some low budget productions, his editing is what made his videos stand out and that’s where I’m at right now. I’m relying on my editing skills to catch the viewer’s eye. Another big influence has been a director named Lonewolf, he’s probably one of most underrated right now, but he’s one of my favorites. He does a lot of DIY effects and some stuff with paper. He can do some crazy stuff.

SL: What can you tell us about your creative process?

WheatyTV: Honestly, with editing the videos the ideas really come along with the music, it’s all about the sounds you’re hearing and the lyrics. With Wheaty TV I’m doing my new show "Wheaty Wednesdays", I’m going to be putting out a freestyle every Wednesday by different artists. The artist will come over here to my house, to my studio set-up, so they’ll record a freestyle, when I do the edit I’ll bring the lyrics in with it, and pictures that might correlate with the lyrics or the vibe of the music. So really, it all comes down to the music and the feel of it for how I get my ideas flowing, I listen to a lot of the genre and have developed an ear for it. When it comes to writing my own music it’s kind of however I’m feeling that day and what I want to write about.

SL: Do you have any advice for young artists and entrepreneurs out there? What would you tell them?

Wheaty TV: I would say always bet on yourself. Don’t let anybody tell you to stop. I mean, it might get hard, I’ve been through plenty of failures in my six years of trying to do something, but I’m still going to this day. You just never know. One video can change your life, one song can change your life. You just have to keep going.

SL: Where can people find out more about you, Wheaty TV, and what you're working on?

WheatyTV: It’s all Wheaty TV now, straight up. YouTube channel; Wheaty TV. Twitter; Wheaty TV. Instagram; Wheaty TV. That’s it. I figured this was a good move. Get everything on the same page. Keep it basic for the business card.