Solid Gold Soul

Oct. 10, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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Sean “Diddy” Combs is admitting to having fathered a fifth child. The hip hop mogul told the New York Daily News that he is “committed to being a good father” to 15-month-old daughter Chance, whose conception prompted his longtime girlfriend Kim Porter to walk out on him.

Porter heard allegations that Combs had gotten a woman in Atlanta, Sarah Chapman, pregnant while she was carrying the couple’s now 10-month old twin daughters, Jessie James and D’Lila Star. Combs had denied paternity of Chance, until a DNA test confirmed he was her father.

Porter and Combs also have an 8-year-old son Christian, and he has a 13-year old son, Justin, from a previous relationship.

Combs wants to be a part of Chance’s life and has worked out visitation and support terms with Chapman.

Porter left Diddy in dramatic fashion this summer, packing up all of her belongings from their New York City home and moving to California with the twins while he was away.



Grammy Award winner Common is still promoting his new album, Finding Forever. The rapper recently tapped actress Kerry Washington, who starred in Ray, to co-direct the video for his new single, “I Want You,” which was produced by Will.I.Am.

Washington told, “Common called me and asked me if I wanted to be ‘the girl’ in the next video because we’ve really always had a mutual respect for each other’s work and I said that I would do it if I can direct it. And he was like, ‘Alright well write a treatment.'”

Washington added, “One of the really cool things about the video is that it’s totally star studded. It’s myself, Common, Alicia Keys (and) Kanye West. It’s really fun. I’m loving it even more than I thought I was going to.”

The clip was shot last week in Los Angeles.

The current single from Finding Forever is “Driving Me Wild” featuring Lily Allen.



A Tribe Called Quest was one of the honorees of this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors which aired on Monday night (October 8th). The show was taped on Thursday, October 4th, in New York City and many fans were surprised at rapper Phife Dawg’s appearance.

The rapper told, “For the last three years I’ve been a dialysis patient. The first two years I was on peritoneal dialysis, which caused me to gain a great deal of weight. For the last seven months I’ve switched over to hemodialysis, which has caused me to lose weight and has me feeling a whole lot better. Most people aren’t used to seeing me at this weight. Initially, I weighed too much for my size and height and now I’m where I need to be.”

Tribe’s Jarobi explained, “As you all know, my friend Phife a/k/a ‘the funky diabetic’ has battled diabetes for several years. I know you all are concerned about his appearance lately, but rest assured he is on the road to recovery. We appreciate everyone’s support and concern and wish you all nothing but the best.”

Q-Tip added, “Phife Dawg is not just a honoree but he is a fighter. Diabetes is a disease that can be survived, and he is a testament to this. I’m proud to be associated with him.”

Fab 5 Freddy, who co-executive produced the Hip Hop Honors, shared that Phife Dawg’s health was always a priority. He explained, “Working on this year’s show was a labor of love, our best ever, and Phife’s health was constantly on our minds as we re-worked shoots and interviews to accommodate his good days and bad days all the while hoping and praying that he’d have a good day on show day so the world could nod there heads once again to A Tribe Called Quest, one of Hip-Hop’s most unique and creative groups. They were prime representatives of young black artistic intelligence throughout the ’90s, a rare commodity in today’s Hip-Hop landscape. Phife had a great day at Hip Hop Honors and Tribe closed the show with a big bang.”



A few years ago Nelly and KRS-One were involved in a rap battle but last week at the taping of VH1’s Hip Hop Honors, the two men had apparently gotten past their differences. Nelly told, “We were backstage chopping it up. (The feud) was a misunderstanding on my part and a rush to prejudge on his. After we both saw the type of thing … well, I don’t wanna say he made a mistake, he’s the Teacha. Like I said, if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. Maybe we’ll do something in the future.”

Nelly may also be forming a super group and T.I.’s name has been floated around as a possible member. Nelly tried to keep the potential group under wraps. He said, “It’s definitely being talked about. We’re definitely trying to put something together, work on something that could be truly outstanding. I think now people kinda get it. I think people want me to be a certain way because of all the success I had. That’s just never been me. I feel real fortunate to sell the amount of records I have, but I like to hang. I don’t care if you sold one record and I sold this. I like to kick it. But we’re definitely working on something.”

The rapper added, “Ah, I don’t wanna say no names, but Tip is my man. Not just in music.”

Nelly will release his new album, Brass Knuckles, later this year. The album will feature a guest appearance by Chuck D.



Contrary to expectations, Jennifer Lopez did not announce she was pregnant during her Sunday night (October 7th) concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. After a performance earlier in the week during which her loose-fitting top swept up to reveal a significant “baby bump,” gossip columnists had predicted Lopez would use her hometown show to announce her pregnancy.

Although she and husband Marc Anthony have both denied she was pregnant, loose-fitting clothing and a reported alcohol boycott continue to fuel rumors. In Touch magazine has reported that the couple is expecting twins a successful in vitro fertilization procedure

Lopez and Anthony are currently in the midst of a 19-city national tour called Juntos En Concierto (Together In Concert).

Lopez’s new album, Brave, is released today (October 9th).

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In 1806, mathematician Benjamin Banneker dies at the age of 74, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
In 1876, the first two-way telephone conversation occurs.
In 1940, The White House releases a statement which says that government policy “is not to intermingle colored and white enlisted personnel in the same regimental organizations.”
In 1944, Peter Tosh is born in Jamaica.
In 1961, “Hit The Road Jack” by Ray Charles peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1962, Uganda proclaims independence.
In 1969, the single “Someday We’ll Be Together” by the Supremes is released.
In 1967, Che Guevara, Argentine revolutionary and guerilla leader, is executed.
In 1974, the Body Heat album by Quincy Jones is certified gold.
In 1984, W. Wilson Goode becomes the first African American mayor of Philadelphia.
In 1989, in the first NFL game coached by an African-American, Art Shell, his L.A. Raiders beats the N.Y. Jets 14-7.
In 1990, “I’ll Do For You” single by Father M.C. is released.
In 1990, “Sensitivity” single by Ralph Tresvant is released.
In 1991, a Korean store owner in Los Angeles is convicted of shooting and killing teenager Latasha Harlins in the back of the head. Despite widespread protests, the store owner is only sentenced to 10 years’ probation. Her store is firebombed weeks later.
In 1991, the Brainstorm album by Young M.C. is certified gold.
In 2001, Joseph Thomas Johnson steals and later wrecks Missy Elliott’s new $300,000 Lamborghini Diablo.
In 2001, T.I. release his debut album, I’m Serious.

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Nona Hendryx, former member of Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles and LaBelle, 63

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