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Interview with Malik Pollux upcoming multi-talented independent artist



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Hi! How Are You?

I’ve been good, just presently living in the moment of my life, focused on my current goals and aspirations.

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Tell us about your background, what has gotten you to where you are today?

My name is Davone Carter born and raised in Plainfield, NJ. My artist/stage name is Malik Pollux. I grew up in a split family situation as far as my mom and pops go. I have been living with my father and his side of the family for the majority of my life, up to the point where I graduated from Plainfield Highschool in 2016 and went off to attend college at Bloomfield College. The last year of highschool is where I began to break from my shell a little and put myself out there starting my own youtube channel (currently “ItsPollux”). For a while mainly throughout my first two semesters in college I used that as an outlet to gain confidence being in the public eye. In my third year I founded my own chapter along with my other 4 chapter brothers as a proud brother of Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity Inc., which helped in that matter too. Following shortly after was the start of my upcoming/work in progress clothing brand VITO. Also, it was around the time when I began to take music more seriously. I graduated from Bloomfield with my BA as a Creative Arts and Technology major with a concentration in Game Design. It wasn’t until the beginning of my college career that I actually began to step more in the spotlight you could say. Now being out of school and in the real world, I’ve been honing in on becoming a better version of me everyday.

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Where are you from?

I’m from Plainfield, New Jersey.

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Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

So, I don’t think there’s really one real story that brought me to this path. More so different uncompleted versions of myself that finally led me to my true purpose in the moment. However, my musical journey started with a good friend who was more invested in music than me at the time in 2016. I also seemed to be wrapped around music whether it be my dad, friends, or family. Music felt like it had always been in my blood. Anyway, I would always be around this friend as he created and kind of got my spark for writing and making my own songs, even though they were bad in the beginning. But, ever since then I never looked back and I don’t regret it either. Our first song together we recorded through our phones and mixed on logic pro. Even though it wasn’t great, something about the musical process stuck with me.

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Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with?

I think the most interesting people I met are the people I never truly met before. Meeting the many different other upcoming artists (whether that be music, art, graphic design, etc.) who share the same passion and dream is an exciting feeling to me. There is so much hidden talent around the world and not everyone gets to be seen or heard. I like finding those types of people and interacting with them because it gives me a creative spark sometimes myself.

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You have been blessed with success in a career path that can be challenging. Do you have any words of advice for others?

Always stay true to yourself and what makes you happy. Everything won’t seem like it’s moving along for you in the beginning, but if you keep putting in the work, those hours will add up. You control your destiny no one else! Time and patience is one of the many keys to unlock the path that you want in your life. Also, make and establish meaningful connections. This is an important thing especially if you don’t usually reach out much to people. Lasty, do the research and/or learn from a mentor. Not everything can be achieved alone which is why establishing great connections can go a long way.

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How Can Our Readers Connect with you?

You can find me on almost every platform by searching my stage name

“Malik Pollux”:


Instagram: @malik.Pollux

Twitter: @malikpollux

Tiktok: @itspollux

Youtube: @malikpollux

Spotify: @malikpollux

Soundcloud: @malikpollux

Apple Music: @malikpollux



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Interviewer. I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?

Achieving success is a monster. The biggest challenges I’ve ever faced in my life is due to my own ignorance and ego. Early on in my career I’ve never learned to track my progress with a journal, to seek mentors who achieved the things I wanted to achieve, taking the right acting classes and building my resume, getting professional headshots taken by recommended photographers, developing relationships with young actors and actresses who dream of the making it big too, and making relationships with the big and important people. You see I thought if I handed my useless credits and bad formatted resume with unprofessional brick wall or olive tree background headshots to an agent, he or she was going to sign me because I had tremendous ambition and a great personality. I soon learned the hard way when I went down to the agency and they took a lot at my materials then said, “we’ll call you.” Famous polite words to actors who know all to well that means never. The biggest I’ve learned is “don’t chase success, attract it.”

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What I really specialize in is being organized and business orientated. When someone googles my name they can already tell how polished I am. From my social media accounts to my acting accounts. Remember, your social media is literally talking for you without you even knowing it. You can beat your competition every time because they are so focus on the fame and money from getting the biggest roles that there are not even paying attention. Do you know how many times I’ve seen actors flash the middle finger, acting a fool and being drunk on camera, smoking weed and taking nude pictures. All of this will cost you a gig. You have to be extremely careful. Notice how I haven’t talked about acting yet. You already scared the casting directors off.

Interviewer. What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?

The only way to find success is to track success. I’ll tell all of my readers to invest in a journal. Why? So you can track your progress each day. Some reasons why people can’t find success is because they are not taking the correct steps to reach success. Matter of fact they are walking blindly each day and not even realizing how many small successes they have already achieved. That’s called “going with the flow.”Most people are so focus on the big success and how far they’re away from achieving it that they end up stomping all over their small victories. I have habit of asking people, “hey what’s your goals for today?” And most people would say “I don’t know.” 3 words that are the death for any big success you’re trying to reach. You have to KNOW! If you don’t know then of course nobody else will.

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Interviewer. What’s next for you?

What’s next for me this year is taking my television and film side of acting with more focus. More classes, better headshots, casting director workshops, etc. The aim is get more reels and boost my profile. It’s going to take some time but that’s why you have to track your progress and enjoy the journey.

Interviewer. Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?

You can find more information here:

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