Malachi Durant

@kyi_d13

EP 72: Malachi Durant (autogenerated)

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] All right. Let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Malachi Durant. Are you ready for this Malachi? 

[00:00:09] Malachi Durant: [00:00:09] Yeah, let’s go. 

[00:00:11]Dane Reis: [00:00:11] Oh, right. Malachi was born in Columbus, Ohio, but was raised in Wisconsin when he started performing, he moved to Las Vegas in August of 2013 to pursue his dream of being a performer.

[00:00:24] And in just four years, Malakai has been in five major production shows, such as showstoppers, Cirque, du Soleil, one night, one drop Vegas, the show and the Latin Grammys with will Smith. Malakai was also a featured singer on a Royal Caribbean cruise ships, as well as a feature dancer slash character in Cirque du Soleil O show you would like to thank his mother supporters and most importantly, God, for everything that is and what is yet to come.

[00:00:54] Malakai. That is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, fill in the gaps and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment 

[00:01:07] industry. 

[00:01:08]Malachi Durant: [00:01:08] Yes. Yeah. So, um,  like you said, yeah, I did come from Columbus.

[00:01:12] Ohio is where I was born and I moved to Wisconsin when I was 11 and I started dancing in Wisconsin, actually, not until I was. 20 years old. Um, and then in 2013, someone came to me and said, Hey, let’s move to LA. And I was like, okay, cool. I’m down. I want to dance anyway. But then that turned into LA is really expensive.

[00:01:34] How about we moved to Vegas? So I was like, I’ve never been to Vegas. You know what?  fine. Sure. Whatever. So we moved to Vegas in 2013 and I had no car. I had.  Only $400 in my pocket. And I moved to Vegas. thankfully I was able to actually get my first show, which was a magic show, um, my first week living in Vegas.

[00:01:56], and then,  after all of that,   , here I am today having the ,  opportunity to have as much of all of the things that I’ve had with hard work and everything like that. . 

[00:02:04] Dane Reis: [00:02:04] Brilliant. I love it. And let’s move on to this section here and Malakai.

[00:02:10] Look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote you’d like to share with 

[00:02:16] Malachi Durant: [00:02:16] everyone? My favorite quote is I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, because of you, I didn’t give up. I’m not sure who exactly said that quote, but I heard of that. And in my head for me to  work hard, to do something and for someone to say to me, Malika, I heard your story.

[00:02:37] I saw what you’ve done. It made me want to pursue what I wanted do at that. To me, he makes me feel I’m going in the right direction. You know what I mean? And I’ve had people say that to me. And it is the greatest thing when I hear of my. Friends or people who have followed me to say to me, Malakai, because of you.

[00:02:52] , I saw what you’ve done and I quit my job to go pursue what I love to do. And, Oh my gosh, that is like the greatest fear really ever. So that, that quote keeps me going and keeps me, uh, keeps me motivated. 

[00:03:05]Dane Reis: [00:03:05] I love that that is such a good quote and you’re right. That is such an amazing feeling. But what I like even more than that is that I think on the surface you might hear that.

[00:03:13] And you think, ah, what are the accomplishments that Malakai has done in his life? What shows, what highlights has he done? And sure. That’s part of it, but it’s so much more it’s, it’s who you are. It’s who you embody. It’s the way you conduct yourself. It’s the way you. Put yourself in uncomfortable situations and figure out how to make it work.

[00:03:31] Yep. That, that is really what I think that whole quote encompasses and  you’re right. It is such a fulfilling thing to inspire someone on that level. 

[00:03:40] Malachi Durant: [00:03:40] Yeah, no, I agree. 

[00:03:42]Dane Reis: [00:03:42] Love it. And let’s move on to this next section. So Malakai, of course you are an entertainer. I am an entertainer. And I think that you would agree that this industry can be one of the most brutally honest, personally emotional industries in existence.

[00:04:00] And you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now, it takes a lot. Of dedication and hard work. And while yeah, of course there is an outrageous amount of fun doing what we do being on stage. There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures.

[00:04:20] We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through. Yeah. So tell us, what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it. 

[00:04:34]Malachi Durant: [00:04:34] I will say one thing, a couple of more, obviously a couple of things, but one thing I will say is when I first moved to Vegas, I got my first show in a week.

[00:04:42] I was like, man. Okay. All right, well, I must be good at this. You know what I’m saying? And then in my second audition, but you know, I was booking all of these things, like right off the bat, right off the bat. And I remember going to LA for audition. And I got cut in the first round. This was after booking quite a few things here in Vegas.

[00:05:00] I was very blessed and I had opportunity to do, and I got cut in the first, at this LA audition. And I was like, okay. Uh, all right. So, and most of the time I would drive to LA and then drive back right after that, the audition and, being,  cut, kind of put me down a little bit. Cause that was kind of  my first, no, you know what I’m saying?

[00:05:18], yeah. And then after that, Going back and forth to LA. I got told no, like up a zillion times. I’m probably in triple digits for how many times . I got told, no. And then there was times here even I would be, I’ll be booking all of these things and all of a sudden you get a call. Your show is closing.

[00:05:33] Don’t come to the shows tomorrow. I’m sorry, what? 

[00:05:38] Dane Reis: [00:05:38] My soul is closing. 

[00:05:39] Malachi Durant: [00:05:39] Yeah. You get told. Yeah, show’s closing. And then you get told,  no to all of these gigs. And then you get told that you have a bad name in the industry, and then you get told all of these things and you keep. All of these nodes, you can.

[00:05:51] I got told no, a lot   One thing that I really got told, no is I audition for surface. So like 14 times before I got my first job 

[00:06:00] Dane Reis: [00:06:00] with circ wow. 

[00:06:01] Malachi Durant: [00:06:01] 14 times. , and for me to get told 14 times and to get told my 15th time, I get told yes. My first opportunity for me to be, uh, a featured dancer on a Solei stage as huge.

[00:06:15] Okay. So  I had to work towards that. I had to get told all of these times, no, because that pushed me to keep going , and I surrounded myself with the right people who also pushed me to say, okay, Malika, just keep going. I promise. Keep going. I’ve had friends see me cry. I’ve called my mom crying.

[00:06:32] I’ve come to my, um,  brother crying. I don’t know if this is right for me. Like, I keep getting told no, like I don’t get it. Maybe if I’m not good enough, you guys should be doing something else. And they all told me the same thing. Just keep going, just keep going. Now. I kind of just auditioned one more time audition.

[00:06:47] One more time. That one more time was 10 time. And then it was the 11th time. And then it was the 14th and it was the 15th, 14 times. And the 15th time is when I got told yes for circ. And there’s been times I’ve driven to LA and having been told no, and had to sleep in my car because I didn’t know anyone.

[00:07:04] I was still kind of new. Yeah. So my first time for circ for the circus LA my first time auditioning wasn’t 2014 and I did not get circ until 2019. So in between mean 2014 and 2019, I’m auditioning for. private auditions, general auditions, general auditions is two days long. Each one is two days long,  uh, and video submissions all of these times trying to get into Cirque.

[00:07:27] And that’s just, sorry, that’s not including auditions for artists, auditions for music, videos, auditions for movies, auditions for shows that does not including that. That’s just circuit took me 14 times. So in this industry, I have been told no, a lot in many artists have been told no a lot, but it is important just to keep going.

[00:07:45]  no as only for a growth, in my opinion. No is not the end. It’s for growth. So when you get told, no, you say yourself, all right, what do I need to work on? I messed up in the choreo here, so I need to go to classes more, maybe work on my choreographers. I can pick it up so I don’t mess up.

[00:08:00]Okay. They said that I need to work on performing. So what do I do you go to classes, work on the performance aspect of, of when you’re in class. That’s what class is for. It’s not for videos. It’s not for views. It’s not for content for your social media. It’s for you to grow. That’s what class is for, in my opinion.

[00:08:16] So that’s what I had to do. So eight each no was a growth for me. 

[00:08:20] Dane Reis: [00:08:20] I love that. Yeah. 

[00:08:22] Malachi Durant: [00:08:22] 14 man. 14 times. So again, just to get to serve. So. It’s a good story. And I love telling it to people to encourage other people as well, 

[00:08:29]Dane Reis: [00:08:29] to keep going. I love that. And you’re right. So many people often discount how hard it can be to get into shows,  , how much work it takes to get to what people see on the outside.

[00:08:42] You know, you can look through your Instagram feed. You can, you can talk to you real quick about what you’re doing. You could see people on stage and. You don’t see the work behind it. And behind every single success is an outrageous amount of work and to never discount that. But like you said, you got to keep moving forward as long as you keep moving forward.

[00:09:03] Malachi Durant: [00:09:03] Right? Exactly. Yeah. The failure, the failure comes from you giving them 

[00:09:08]Dane Reis: [00:09:08] exactly what you’re 

[00:09:08] Malachi Durant: [00:09:08] going to. You’re going to hit failure a lot. . 

[00:09:09] Dane Reis: [00:09:09] For sure. Well, let’s move on to this next section. And this is a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for living or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing as an entertainer.

[00:09:32] Tell us about that. 

[00:09:33]Malachi Durant: [00:09:33] So in college, this is funny in college. I actually did something called show choir. show choir is typically  a big group of people who are doing singing and dancing and choreography that is  in sync. It’s like super clean typically, and the vocals gotta be on point everything.

[00:09:51]I remember I had a solo. This is before I thought of, I didn’t even know what performing you could do performing as a career. I really didn’t unless you’re like a pop artist, you know, so I didn’t know much about musical theater. I didn’t know much about, uh, Oh, in Vegas entertainment. LA nothing. I didn’t really know.

[00:10:06] None of that. All I know is someone gave me a solo. It was a big solo first big one. It was from a show called catch me if you can musical theater show. And I had the opener solo when I sing it in front of this biggest crowd, it was 2000 people was my biggest crowd at this time. Wow. 2000 people. And I was like, 2000 people.

[00:10:27] My gosh, I was freaking out. I was nervous. People were like, no, it couldn’t be okay. It’s gonna be good. I was like, Oh man, this is, I don’t know if you guys, I just want, no, I just want to do well. And Oh, I’m just really nervous. And the curtain went up. I don’t know what happened. All I know is when the curtain went up, it was game time.

[00:10:44] You know what I mean? Like, yeah. And then I sang my song the best I could do it. And there was choreography had to learn throughout this thing. And I was the only one singing and everyone was my, you know, everyone was backup singers at the end of that. And I heard the crowd, I said, I need to do this. This is what I need to do.

[00:11:02] , I was literally born to be a performance. Is this, is it? You know what I mean? At that point was when I realized that I was born to be a performer. You know, I heard a quote before and said that there’s two most important days in your life. The first, the first one is the day that you were born in the second day is the reason why you were born.

[00:11:21] And after that, I realized that the second one is that day is when I realized why I was born, was to perform. . 

[00:11:29] Dane Reis: [00:11:29] I love that. I love that story and you’re right. I love it. When you have that feeling, when. You’re made your opening a brand new show, first time doing a track, something like that, and that anticipation waiting for the thing to start.

[00:11:41] And then when that curtain goes up, I love that game time, that game time focus, and you’re like that. I’m in it and I love it. Yes. Well, let’s piggyback on that question and let’s talk about your number one book moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and call backs. If they happen to be a part of it.

[00:12:02] Well, what was going on in your life? And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite book? That moment? 

[00:12:09]Malachi Durant: [00:12:09] My favorite books at the moment,  would definitely be. The character called Travis, Steve and Oh, so surface LA is, Oh, show at the Bellagio. like I said, I auditioned for surf 14 times now during this 14 times, this means general auditions, which I, like I said, it’s two days long each and then there’s private auditions was typically, they will call you to the theater and you would do choreography from the show and then you would present it in front of the directors of the show.

[00:12:36]And then you have video submissions where they would ask you to send in videos of different choreo and you would have to send it back to them. Yeah. In this process, this was audition 13. And  they sent me an email out of the blue. Like I was like in an RV with some friends when I got this, this email and it said Malik had to rent.

[00:12:59] We’re interested in you possibly be a. Character a dancer in Oh, as an on cost slash part time, which is funny because the full time character that I was submitting for was legit sitting across from me when I got this email. So really? Yeah. He was literally sitting across from me and I was like, in my head, I was like, Oh no, I’m getting this.

[00:13:23] You know, possibly to replace him. And he, and I felt bad, you know what I’m saying? I was, cause he’s my friend, you know? And I was like, okay, uh, Oh no, it said Hong Kong. Okay, cool. And I was like, , Hey, are they looking for an all call for your position? And he was like, it’s about time they needed on call.

[00:13:39] And I was like, okay. Okay, cool, cool. In my head, I’m thinking. Oh, is a water show. It’s  prestigious people, you know, they come in with suits. It’s the most expensive show to buy a ticket in Cirque du Soleil. Right. And I’m a hip hop dancer. So I didn’t think that I would be in a show like, Oh, I thought I was gonna be in a show like MJ, which is M J hip hop loud in your face.

[00:14:01] Cool. I was all about it.   And so they sent me the, , the audio, please send them material. For the director to view. And I was like, alright, cool. So I asked my friend, , what do you think they’re looking for? He’s like, they’re looking for just, you know, just be you in the video. I was like, I don’t know, because I’m a hip on hip hop.

[00:14:20] So I’d studied the character. I looked at videos of what the character does. A original guy was contemporary, jazz dancer, twirls, leaps. I don’t have that. All right. You know, I got a couple peer wets, you know, on a good day and like maybe a good 90 degree kick, you know what I mean? So I saw, I was like, Oh no.

[00:14:40] , uh, so I studied the character and I looked it up. And I said, you know, okay, I’m going to give the best type of technique, quote, unquote, that I can probably do. I made it a video. I sent it to them and they were like, yeah. Uh, okay. Malika, we saw that. We see that you’ve done your, your homework.

[00:14:56] Okay. Uh, but you know, we want to see you. We want to see what you do. What I do is hip hop. Okay. So , I’m a strong, big dancer. It is what , um, Some people would describe me as, yeah. So I was like, alright, I’m going to give you a give you me. So I made another video. Now keep in mind. They literally just gave me a description and I had to create my own solo.

[00:15:19] Yeah. So they said this character is strong commands to stage and has  a royalty presence to him. Go. And I was like, uh, uh, what? Okay. Um, so I had to conduct my own solo and I had to ask my friends for help. I had to be one minute.   the second video I did my, me, I was me. I chose a hip hop song that I could hit.

[00:15:41] My friend LICO helped me out. We put together this solo and I was like, , this is what I got. There you go. And legit, it was maybe four days later, I was at the rock studio for dance and I got a seven Oh two call. Hello? This is Sara Davidson from surplus LA. Uh, I was like, yeah. Yes. In my heart. My heart is like being really hard cause I, I don’t know.

[00:16:04] What’s going to go on. She’s like, uh, so the directors have chosen to go with you and they’re going to have you come in for fittings, and we’re going to give you a call next week to set up everything, to get you started. Oh, 

[00:16:16] Dane Reis: [00:16:16] wow. 

[00:16:16] I 

[00:16:17]Malachi Durant: [00:16:17] I’m getting goosebumps telling you about it right now.

[00:16:19] I’m like, I’m trying not to cry. Cause it was, it was literally like I cried. I cried. As soon as I got off the phone, I called my mom, mom cry. I called my girlfriend. She cried. Yeah. I came back home. I told my roommates, even my roommates cried, man, because legit come on man. 14 times. And the 15th time you get towed.

[00:16:40] Yes. 14 man.  

[00:16:41] Dane Reis: [00:16:41] that is an amazing story. 

[00:16:43] Malachi Durant: [00:16:43] And I got, when I got that call, it was such a relief. And,  an honor, dude, like your first surg job is you’re a feature dancer and you have to dance on this stage by yourself with water. Yeah. so that’s nerve wracking, you know what I mean? For them to be like, we think that he can do that in my head.

[00:17:04] I didn’t think so.  I didn’t see myself as a feature dancer, but they did  and I think that there’s going to be times you won’t be ready for something. And you just got to make yourself ready. You know what I mean? When it comes to entertainment, you might not think you could be the lead singer of something, but then these people do.

[00:17:20] So then you just got to step up and just make it happen. You know what I mean? , and to me, that’s what happened. They said, we think that you could do this. And I said, yup. And I’m going to make it happen. That’s amazing. Um, what am I gonna happen? So, yeah, that’s my, uh, that was my moment. 

[00:17:35] Dane Reis: [00:17:35] Definitely.

[00:17:36] That’s amazing. And you’re right, because. To jump into one circus allays, most successful show they’ve ever produced. And then also not as a generalist, as a featured character is amazing. And there’s one, an accomplishment is 

[00:17:52] Malachi Durant: [00:17:52] one dancer in the show. And that was my track. 

[00:17:55]Dane Reis: [00:17:55] That is amazing. 

[00:17:56] Malachi Durant: [00:17:56] Yeah. That’s definitely a blessing.

[00:17:58] Dane Reis: [00:17:58] . 

[00:17:58] Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And look, it’s a crazy time. We are amidst this global pandemic. How do you see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years? 

[00:18:15] Malachi Durant: [00:18:15] I say in the next couple of years, I see a lot of different creations coming out.

[00:18:20] I feel like a lot of artists are using these times to create. And I feel like a lot of people are going to come out with different projects, different shows and different things, hopefully to open up doors for different entertainers  me specifically, I actually did working on my acting. Um, so acting has always been in my back pocket, but I, I actually just filmed recently my first feature, uh, it was called.

[00:18:45] Six wheels of hell. And it was a thriller slash horror type movie. And it was with  Evan Allen, Evan Allen. I get him mixed up. Cause my girlfriend’s name is Eben keys. So his name? Yeah. Sorry, his name is Evan Allen and he, you know, he’s doing this movie here in Las Vegas actually. And it was my first time it was with quantum arc media.

[00:19:06] it was cool. Cause I actually got to act with my girlfriend, Evan. So yeah, it was my first feature film and it was, I did the movie and I was like, you know what? I think I’m going to want to get into acting. So I’ve been starting, I’m going to start taking classes here soon. Um, so just to have acting as well in my back pocket for things that , um, I like to do and love to do .

[00:19:26] Yeah, . That’s what I think is going to be happening with me and what I’ve been working on and what I think is going to happen in the future. 

[00:19:31]Dane Reis: [00:19:31] Brilliant. Well, let’s move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease lightning round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions.

[00:19:43] I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready? Yes, let’s go. All right. First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer?

[00:19:58] Malachi Durant: [00:19:58] failure. One thing held me back was what’s failure  slash being. Good enough.

[00:20:02] Yeah. That was one thing home 

[00:20:04]Dane Reis: [00:20:04] and second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

[00:20:10]Malachi Durant: [00:20:10] Best piece of advice I’ve ever received Is literally keep going. I mean, I know you hear that a lot, keep going, but honestly , that is what you have to do. Like I said, failure and not being good enough was the things that maybe held me a little bit, but it was the people who I surrounded myself with that told me to keep going.

[00:20:28]Dane Reis: [00:20:28] Yeah. Love it. And the third question, what is something that is working for you now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause. 

[00:20:40]Malachi Durant: [00:20:40] Okay. I can answer both. Uh, the one thing that is working for me now is to stay ready. Yeah. To stay ready. So everything comes back up.

[00:20:49], you don’t want people to have you for something and then maybe your fitness isn’t as up as it was before recovered. , or you didn’t have your dance reel or you didn’t have all of these things that you could present to people. So stay ready and then pre COVID. My thing was to stay in people’s faces, no matter if they hired you or not, , I would send my stuff to people, companies here and say, Hey, I’m to rent.

[00:21:11]Uh, this is my dance world. This is my resume. This is my headshot that you might not hear back from. ,  you might not. And that’s okay. But the one thing is, is you stayed in their face. So when they do need you or needs someone they’ll think of, Oh yeah. I’m not gonna keeps annoying us.

[00:21:24] Let’s just finally use him for 

[00:21:25] Dane Reis: [00:21:25] one. No, I’m saying 

[00:21:27] Malachi Durant: [00:21:27] so. Yeah, just stay in people’s faces. That’s what I did in the beginning. 

[00:21:30]Dane Reis: [00:21:30] Absolutely. You have to stay front of mind and here’s the deal. It is impossible to get booked. If people don’t know who you are. 

[00:21:38] Malachi Durant: [00:21:38] Exactly. Yeah. 

[00:21:39] Dane Reis: [00:21:39] I mean, it’s as simple as that. So make sure people know who you are and you’ll get 

[00:21:43] Malachi Durant: [00:21:43] booked.

[00:21:43] Yeah, exactly. And 

[00:21:45] Dane Reis: [00:21:45] the fourth question, what is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, a podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right now. 

[00:21:58] Malachi Durant: [00:21:59] one thing definitely happened micro right now is to watching something called  motive. It’s on YouTube.

[00:22:05] There’s  a YouTube channel and I try to listen to motivational speakers or motivational stories to keep me going. And I literally listened to a video every day to help me keep going. Definitely  the three people that motivate me to most is will Smith. Uh, the rock and Kevin Hart, if you hear those three stories of how they became where they are today,  you can’t help, but be motivated.

[00:22:27] You know what I’m saying?   

[00:22:28] Dane Reis: [00:22:28] Absolutely. Absolutely. I love all that stuff and you’re right. , you are a product of what you. Put into your brain and what you say, right? Cause you are keep, you keep reinforcing that stuff and the way you were thinking, and by putting good stuff in, you’re going to naturally become that as well.

[00:22:46] And you know who? I just discovered, I don’t know if you’ve heard of him. Do you know who David Goggins is? David 

[00:22:50] Malachi Durant: [00:22:50] Goggins. Ah, yes. He’s the guy. He’s the Navy seal guy. Yes I do. 

[00:22:55] Dane Reis: [00:22:55] I just discovered him the other day 

[00:22:57] Malachi Durant: [00:22:57] I started, I started his book. . 

[00:22:59] Dane Reis: [00:22:59] Yeah, I just picked it up. I’m going to, I’m going to listen to it here.

[00:23:01] Yes. But my God, he stuff that he’s got to say he is. So in your face. 

[00:23:07] Malachi Durant: [00:23:07] Yeah. 

[00:23:08] Dane Reis: [00:23:08] Yep. Yeah. Fifth question. If you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do? Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same?

[00:23:26]Malachi Durant: [00:23:26] , I wouldn’t have gone to school, college after high school. Uh, if I had the knowledge that I have now, I would have just gone straight to LA straight though. Um, but I wouldn’t change anything now, you know what I’m saying? , like if that, if I had that choice great, but I don’t regret anything.

[00:23:41] Any choices I’ve made. 

[00:23:42] Dane Reis: [00:23:42] Yeah. Yeah. Well said, yeah. And the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry? You’d like to leave with everyone 

[00:23:56]Malachi Durant: [00:23:56] is to   not give up and don’t take no as failure. Yeah.

[00:23:59] So even though you will get told no, no audition. That doesn’t mean that you failed as a performer, even though you you’ll go audition for Cirque, you get cut in the first round. That doesn’t mean that you’re not good enough. That means you go home, work on your craft and come back again. Who knows? You might make it to the second round and then get cut the third Brown.

[00:24:18] They didn’t get cut, but guess what? You made it even further than you did before. And that’s the only thing that’s important. Okay. I’ve, I’ve gone to many auditions and maybe you’ve gotten cut in the first round, went to the same audition and made it to the end because I went home and I worked on it.

[00:24:31] Yeah. , the one thing I can say is don’t take no as failure and don’t give up. 

[00:24:36]Dane Reis: [00:24:36] I love that. And to wrap up this interview, Malakai, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote?

[00:24:49]Malachi Durant: [00:24:49] Yes. The one place to pay attention to  what I’m doing is on Instagram. You can catch me at K Y I underscore D one three. I guess my Instagram, that’s the one I’m on the most. I’m not really on Facebook or anything else, but yeah, Instagram just keep track, man. That’s some things  coming up, so I’m trying to stay busy, trying to keep creative for you guys.

[00:25:13]Dane Reis: [00:25:13] Beautiful. And for everyone listening out there, I have put the link to his Instagram in the description of this episode. Malakai. Thank you so much for joining me today. It’s been great to have you on. 

[00:25:25] Malachi Durant: [00:25:25] Thank you. It’s been a pleasure. 

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