We had the good fortune of connecting with Wil Fuller and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Wil, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I chose to pursue an artistic career because making music came natural to me. I never had to force it and and it makes me feel good to make music. I tried the traditional way of graduating college and getting a 9-5 job. That made me miserable and just un happy.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I write and produce songs mainly for tv/film. I think I bring a fresh take to the industry with my sound. I feel like a have a rawness feel to my polished sound if that makes sense. I would have to say I’m most proud of my emmy nomination for a theme song I did with my friend Alex Geringas called All Hail King Julien on Netflix.

I got to where I am so far from persistence, drive and talent. I looked at everything opportunity as a way to further my career goals. I started in the artist world and that is one of the toughest cut throat sides of the music business by far. I learned a lot from it as hard as it was it helped me grow thick skin and prepare myself for all the rejection to come. This made every yes I got feel like I won the championship! Most people told me to never pursue music as a career early on because it wasn’t viewed as a real career choice. I’m glad that I went with what was in my heart. Now I make music for tv shows and movies. My company is called Got Vill Publishing and I specialize in writing and producing songs in all genres.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Day 1 we would go hang out at Malibu State beach. Then we would get food on the 3rd street promenade.

Day 2 we would go hiking at Eaton Canyon up near Pasadena. It has a nice huge waterfall at the end of the trail.

Day 3 we would go to the Americana in Glendale! Great restaurants and shopping. There is also a dope sushi bar called the Sushi Joint in Glendale.

Day 4 we would hand out downtown and go shopping in the famous “Alley” then have dinner at “Bestia”

Day 5 we would go to the observatory and check out the Hollywood sign. We would eat at Masa’s on Sunset blvd. They have the best vegan deep dish pizza in LA

Day 6 we would go to the grove and eat at the farmers market and check out the shops. Then go to Lacma and check out some exhibits

Day 7 would be the last day so I would have to take them to Hollywood blvd and do the tourist thing lol Then we would have to go grab so Trejo’s tacos on Santa Monica Blvd.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that I have to contribute my success to. I would have to start with my mom and grandfather. They introduced me to music! My grandfather was a pastor at one of the biggest churches on the south side of Chicago and he let me play drums for the children’s chior at only 6 years old. My mom recognized my passion for music and got me into piano lessons and the Chicago Children’s chior. Also two of my best friends who believed in me when I moved to Los Angeles Ryan Young and Alex Geringas! I wouldn’t be where I am today in my career if it wasn’t for them. Last but not least my incredible wife Tamica! All the long nights in the studio and hours away from home she has always supported me. She is also my worse critic, so I take all of my music to her and she tells me the truth about what she thinks or what I could make better. She is not musical at all but has a great ear.

Website: www.thavill.com

Instagram: I_am_tha_vill

Linkedin: Wil Fuller

Twitter: @thavill

Facebook: Tha Vill Music

Other: www.gotvillpublishing.com

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