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

Hi DeVante, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is apart of life. If risk are not taken, you’re not really living life. Risk impacted my life heavily. I loss my job in 2019 shortly after, I decide to put more focus into my YouTube Channel and create my show Sneaker Talk.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community? What sets you apart from others? 
I would say what sets me apart from others is not having a fear of failure.

What you are most proud of or excited about?
I am proud of creating a platform for people to speak their mind in an honestly within the sneaker/fashion community. Its something that I feel most platforms within sneaker and fashion culture are lacking.

How did you get to where you are today professionally?
The main contribution to me starting my YouTube channel was wanting to share my interest of Sneakers and Cars and connect with like minded people.

Was it easy?
Its never easy. Film making is one of the toughest ventures I’ve ever pursued. I constantly have to learn more techniques everyday as well as learn how to build a following but, I do enjoy the challenge!

What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way?
The best lessons I have learned is, stay true to your vision, not everyone is going to understand your vision so you can not let the negativity affect your work and, focus on building good relationships.

What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I would like people to know, if you have an idea that not too many will understand, do not let their lack of understanding impact your drive to see your idea come to life.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Food Wise, my favorite spots are Ocotillo for their brunch, Flavors of Louisiana(Get the Gumbo), and Joe’s Tacos

Culture wise, I would recommend checking out some of my favorite sneaker stores such as LegendPhx, Rerun AZ and Pick And Roll Kicks. If your in to cars like myself, recommend Cars and Coffee at Fourtillfour Coffee every Saturday.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Jay Brown – Owner of Fatal Flaw Instagram – @fatalflaw.us

Charles Scholer – Owner of LegendPHX Sneaker Boutique
Instagram – @legendphx

Austin Giles – Owner of Smokeys Garage
Instagram – @smokeys.garage

John Beverly – Owner of Purely Invincible
Instagram – @purelyinvincible

Wes Davis – Owner of Endlesssmedia
Instagram – @endlesssmedia

Instagram: @realmackism

Twitter: @REALMACKISM

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Realmackism

Other: Sneaker Talk Instagram Page @officialsneakertalk

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