DERRICK Interview with Middle Man Out Entertainment Founder Darrell Boysaw

March 25, 2018

Encouragement Speaker gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Darrell Boysaw who is the Founder of Middle Man Out Entertainment. Also known to the music world as Pappa Doc Luv, an Artist, Music Creator and Entrepreneur from Central Illinois in the Twin Cities of Champaign-Urbana who moved to Sacramento in Northern California in the 90’s to pursue a football scholarship opportunity.

As Boysaw continues his musical endeavors he knows full well the importance of making sure there is food on the table and that his ends always meet so he has service ventures like Boysaw’s Moving Delivery and Transport and the Boysaw’s Jump Houses that are available for the public to support in the Sacramento area.

The beat that inspires PDL Hip Hop Heart has been influenced over the years by artists such as Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, BDP, Rakim,Redman,Dr Dre, Outcast, Dougie Fresh, Slick Rick, and the Grand MFFF.  A great moment in his career was when he  opened up for Jamie Fox at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento.

Middle Man Out Entertainment continues to thrive and stay alive because he still feels the love when the crowd understands and feels and responds to what he’s laying down.

Darrell Boysaw AKA Poppa Doc Luv is never shy with his words and leaves these words of wisdom for others to live by “Never wait on someone too long .. you’ll Never finish your music projects. I’m not going for the banana in the tailpipe, neither should anyone else. Don’t look up to anyone, just respect what they actions do.”

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

Making music that’s inspirational and appreciated. My goal is for my music to help me travel the world and create a great legacy.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I attended Delta Junior College and Sacramento State University and didn’t finish but I learned the concept of Middle Man Out and graduated with my own school of throught because I had too and I don’t like to wait. To tell you the truth what little education I have I use it to question all the BS I was taught in the US school system.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I think quick so that helps me be creative on the spot, not afraid to entertain large or small crowds, decent connections to help finish music that I mostly have conceived.  I have had other businesses already working for me so that helps me not have to depend on others which helps me be able to focus on my goals and making music for souls.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

When I invested my own money and realized most will not invest in me like me.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

Gene Hicks because he’s reshaping the fitness world with Hip Hop Fit. His impact on people has always been enormous, he is also the my main producer on my album which is one of the the best ones I have created thus far. He is a giver.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

Being immature, waiting on someone else to finish my project Middle Man Out

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Middle Man Out every chance you can with everything you can.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

Blessings to each and everyone of you that read my DERRICK Interview.

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The DAILY Message for Monday April 27th, 2015

April 26, 2015

“My feet are bigger than my Dad’s but his shoes I will never try to fill. At 82 he’s alive with an apartment named after him. A living legend.”


Derrick Hayes is the Author of 1 WORD Is All It Takes, Creator of Derricknyms, Developer of the app Motivation To Your Mobile, Nominator of Today’s Honoree, and blogs at the Encouragement Speaker and can be reached at  or (706) 615-1662.

Love In The Room

January 28, 2014

Kristenkellumby Kristen Kellem a Journalism Student at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.

It’s amazing how regardless of where I’m at, I feel at home when I walk into the rooms. I could be in a different state, and feel like I’ve always been there. The rooms and the people in them are like my home away from home and my second family.

Before I joined this program, I was looking for love in all the wrong places. I thought alcohol and drugs were all the love I needed. My addiction took the place of everything, it was the one and only thing I loved. I never realized what real love was. When I finally got sober, I didn’t know how to act towards people. I never really associated with people. When I did, it was just to get something from them. I always thought that everyone was like that. I thought people did things to get something out of it too.

When I attended my first meeting, everyone was so nice to me. They showed me where everything was and refilled my coffee. They showed me how the meeting went and didn’t pressure me to share. I had just lost a baby as a result of my alcohol and drug use. I never felt so at home and cared about. I could tell the people in that room that day really wanted to help.

As a newcomer, I believe that helped me stay in the program. The acceptance, love, and compassion and the desire to help people without getting anything from it is one of my first lessons I learned in this program. I also like that people were comfortable enough to open up and share their problems with each other. I even learned that guys and gals could be friends and help each other without it going any further than that.

The more meetings I went to, the more comfortable I was with the people in the meetings. The friends I have made in this program have done more for me than they will ever know. They have helped me stay sober, and learn a lot about myself.

When I see a newcomer, I try to remember what everyone did for me when I came in the program, and I do what I know helped me. I pass on what was given to me by my friends. I try not to go over board and scare them away. I have found that people who are comfortable with where they are have the tendency to come back more often.

I have a passion for helping people and I love knowing that I have helped someone stay sober even if it is one day. Who knows, that cup of coffee you bring them or that hug, or just the love and friendliness in the air can help a person decide to stay sober. Even though I’ve been in the program for a little while, I still like the reassurance that no matter what, I won’t be judged. People might make suggestions because they have been through a similar situation. This helps reminded me that no matter where I’m at, I am not alone.

My name is Kristen Kellem. I was born in Rantoul, IL on the Air Force Base. I’m 27 years old, and have lived an eventful life. I was addicted to drugs and alcohol, even had a stillborn because of my addictions. Now I have a beautiful son, I’m going to school, going to church and I have 5 months clean and sober. My do I have a story to tell.

A Heart of Gold with a Silver Lining

December 21, 2013

Kristenkellumby Kristen Kellem a Journalism Student at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.

I have some friends that are married and are not in recovery. The husband doesn’t have a problem, the wife does but she hasn’t hit her bottom yet. I have known the wife’s daughter since kindergarten. That’s how I met the couple. I go over to help them from time to time to help out because they are both disabled. When it’s time for me to go to a meeting or do service work, they don’t understand why I’m so involved without getting anything from it, but they see the change. Maybe one day she will join this wonderful program from watching me change.

When I was active in my alcoholism and addiction, I always expected to get something out of whoever I was helping. Whether it be money, alcohol, whatever you had that I could benefit from I was planning on walking out with. If you couldn’t help me I didn’t have the time or the want to help you. Needless to say I was very selfish.

Now that I am involved in this amazing program, I can do things to help people and enjoy it and not expect anything from it. Even the little things that help can make a person smile mean the world to me. Day by day, more of the promises are being fulfilled for me. It is an amazing thing to know I might have changed someone’s life. I have always wanted to help others and now I’m doing that and it’s a sincere, peaceful, fun thing to do.

I have also learned that the more I help others, the more they are helping me. Whether they know it or not, they probably have helped me in numerous ways. A smile, a hug, saying hello, holding the door open. Keeping it simple can sometimes be the best way to help. Reach out and help someone without expectations and see how good you feel after. It’s an indescribable feeling to me!

My name is Kristen Kellem. I was born in Rantoul, IL on the Air Force Base. I’m 27 years old, and have lived an eventful life. I was addicted to drugs and alcohol, even had a stillborn because of my addictions. Now I have a beautiful son, I’m going to school, going to church and I have 5 months clean and sober. My do I have a story to tell.

Important Facts About Richard Daley College

December 3, 2013

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Richard Daley College situated in Chicago is perhaps one of the most popular colleges in the ‘Windy City’. With varieties of courses focusing on academic and vocational lessons, it has welcomed thousands of students in its compounds. Affordable fee structures and generous scholarship programs offered by the college has made it an attractive place to study for students from many different backgrounds.

Here are some important facts about ‘Daley’ — as it’s known to people associated with it:

Part of the City Colleges of Chicago

Daley is one of the 7 colleges in the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) group. CCC is the largest community college system in Illinois with more than a million alumni members. The college grants two-year degrees after which the graduate students can opt to transfer to 4 year institutions.

Numerous choices of academic programs

Richard Daley College hosts a multiple array of choices in academic programs for students. More than 25 different 2-year degree programs are available to choose from. With a good and dynamic administrative team managing the college, the varieties of courses are growing every year.

Ranging from popular courses like accounting, biology, physics or business administration, to specialized courses including medical insurance coding or phlebotomy, the college offers diverse choices. The college also have distance education courses.

Significant percentage of students with grants and scholarships

Nearly 80% of students of Daley receive scholarships and grants, which is a fairly high percentage. Based on student merits and needs, the college grants financial aid to deserving students generously. Daley’s students also have the option to apply to scholarship schemes funded by businesses, community organization or private institutions. On average, nearly 18% of in-state tuitions and 13% of out-state tuitions are funded by grants at Daley.

Diverse ethnic presence

Students from various ethnic and racial backgrounds study at Daley. The college seems to be a popular choice among Hispanic students in Chicago, with more than 60% of the total population. Besides them, blacks, whites and Asian student are also present at Daley in sizable numbers, making it a wonderful multi-ethnic hotspot.

A large sized institution

There are more than 8,000 students admitted to the college, making it a big institution in the city. Hence, the opportunities at Richard Daley College are often better, compared to smaller institutions. The student to faculty ratio of the college stands at 39:1, which is fairly good for such a large college.

Career Counseling, employment and placement services

Through its strong network, Daley is well regarded as an institution that provides good career guidance to its students. Ranging from special career counseling programs within its premises, to employment and placement services for its graduates, it’s definitely a good institution to enroll in — especially for students who want to start off their career on a serious note.

Good athletics and extra-curricular activities

Varieties of athletics and extra-curricular activities are encouraged by administrators at Richard Daley College. Basketball and soccer are the most popular sports among students. The college houses 4 NJCAA teams named ‘bulldogs’ which include both men and women teams. Other activities like music, plays, excursions and tours also serve to be among some important extra-curricular activities encouraged by the college. On the whole, Daley is regarded to be a good place to study for students interested in extra-curricular activities.

Comprehensive library facilities

The library at Daley can be considered as a pretty good facility. It houses more than 65,000 books and printed materials. Besides the fact that it also has nearly 2000 audio-visual materials, it also boasts of having more than 10000 eBooks in its portfolio.

Satellite Campus offering specialized programs

Daley hosts a sister satellite campus within its premises called the Arturo Velasquez Institute. It provides specialized community and professional skills based courses within the two year associate program framework, or as some special basic and advanced certificate programs. It also hosts special adult education programs — free of cost. These courses have been designed by the management to help its surrounding communities.

Richard Daley College can be considered as a large multi-disciplinary community college, which caters to the needs and demands of students in a variety of ways. Because of this, more and more students regard it as one of the finest colleges in Chicago.

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DERRICK Interview with Dr. Dayvon McCarrell

August 16, 2013

DayvonEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Dr. McCarrell who is a Professor and U.S. Air Force Active-Duty Airman.  Dr. McCarrell holds a BS/MS in Engineering from University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University along with a D.B.A from Argosy University.  Dr. McCarrell has been working in the field of Engineering Development/Design and Technology for past 15 years.

D is for Dream:  My overall dream is to work Full-time as University Professor while doing Engineering and Business Consulting after I retire from the Air Force in 4 years.

E is for Education:  My educational background is heavy in Engineering (Associates in Physics-Rose State College, BS Mechanical Engineering-University of Oklahoma, MS Engineering/Technology Management-Oklahoma State University, D.B.A (Doctorate of Business Administration: Management) from Argosy University-Sarasota Florida.  I am also a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma

I utilize my degrees every day in some capacity of Engineering analysis, Technology troubleshooting and continuous improvement initiatives that result in increased production, worker efficiency or cost savings for my military unit.

R is for Resource:  The resource that I bring to the table is I am hybrid of two distinct worlds; Business and Engineering.  Although I hold a doctorate in Business Administration, I have experience in engineering design, troubleshoot electronic issues, and teach engineering and math.  Furthermore, I have the capability and experience to manage an organization, lead people and make business decisions.  I believe not too many people who have degrees in business or engineering are able to design an engine and figure out the costs associated with designing an engine; I have the capabilities of two people.

R is for Ready:  To this day, I still feel there are things I need to improve upon.  Since I am my own worst critic, I feel I am never “ready” to do what needs to be done, but I am always “Ready” to accept the challenge and continuously improve/accept criticism from all levels.  You are never too big to accept advise, guidance and direction from anyone.

I is for Individual:  One person who people should know more about happens to be a family member and his name is Clark McCarrell Jr.  He is a Senior Engineering in Las Vegas and when I later on learned about his credential early in my academic and military career, I was inspired to emulate what he had already accomplished.

C is for Challenge:  I had to overcome the challenge of my military commitment and deployment.  My academic goals took 15 years to accomplish and I wanted to quit numerous times because the road was so long and tedious.  Another challenge I learned to overcome IMMEDIATELY was to listen to all; especially to those who did not have the same credentials.  One of my problems early in my career was I thought I was more educated than others and those who were not did not have anything of value to say that “I did not already know.”  After some rough patches and learning things the hard way, I learned that listening is invaluable and EVERYONE has Valuable input…You just have to listen and engage.  Once I discovered that, I became a better leader, manager and working hard became a thing of the past because people wanted to work for me versus having to work for me.

My final challenge was to balance school, family and career.

K is for Keys to Success: I have learned the keys to success are to listen, be genuine, do not be afraid to say “I don’t know” and always accept the blame when things go wrong and give praise to others when things go well.  I have learned to stop all bad instances at my level and not let the bad affect my decision making or let my subordinates feel the blunt of mistakes.  Finally, I learned to engage all individuals at ALL levels to get the best input; one of the key components of systems thinking.  The individuals in the “trenches” know more than you and it is always wise to get their input when possible.

The only thing I would like to leave others with, based on what I have learned is you are never too smart, too big or important to include people in your decision making.  Also, do not be afraid to leave your desk and talk to people when possible to get their input on matters affecting the organization or section (department) as a whole.  People make things happen and it would be in your best interest to acknowledge and understand that you are just a figure head in the grand scheme of things and the employees will make or break your career.

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DERRICK Interview with The Weave Queen Satin Latimer

March 20, 2013

SatinEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Satin Latimer who is a licensed cross-trained hair stylist also known as The Weave Queen. Her specialty is the art of hair weaving as Satin is known for a flat to touch natural looking Sew in. Born in Chicago, IL  and raised in Memphis, TN Satin learned at a young age that her passion was style and beauty.  She prides herself in work ethic and priority to keep her clients happy.

D) My dream is to show young women that they do not have to settle for circumstances that have clogged their pathways. I try not to just follow my dreams but to catch them. I am a licensed hair stylist who has stepped out on faith and embarked on a journey to become a Celebrity hair stylist! I have styled 2 celebrities and a celebrity makeup-artist.

E) My faith and the fact that I won’t give up! I love what I do and I am always striving to perfect my skill. So my faith in God and myself keeps me encouraged to keep pushing.

R) I consider myself very hard working, dependent and humble enough to take constructive criticism and willing to learn. I have many hair techniques and visions that aren’t really being used in the industry.

R) I prayed on it for 3 months and i began to prepare for my journey. I began to network, build my brand. I knew I was ready when my work began to speak for itself thru pictures and on my clients.

I) Jim Rohn- I say him because personal development is a major part of growth! I listen to it everyday. You have to learn how to relate to people when your are in an industry dealing with a variety of personalities. You have to learn how to progress as a person in order to advance.

C) I look in the mirror and say to myself NO One can beat me up or steal my power to prevail unless I give it to them! I am a winner! what keeps me going is the fact that I believe in myself!

K) Key to success is start with a vision, then a plan and execute it. No matter how many no’s you get carry out the vision.

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