Solid Gold Soul

December 12, 2007

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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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Akon, Wyclef Jean, and music executive Jimmy Rosemond, who manages The Game, Mario Winans, and Sheek Louch, have teamed up for a series of charitable events that will benefit Haiti and Senegal. reports that the trio will travel to Haiti on December 15th to participate in Jean’s Yele Fest tour of local high schools.

The Yele Fest is designed to promote tourism in the country of Haiti and to give tourists a sense that the country is safe. In exchange for Akon’s participation, Jean has agreed to perform at a major benefit being hosted by the singer and the governments of various West African countries in 2008.

Jean said in a released statement, “I will use all of my influence and power to fulfill my role as Ambassador to Haiti and along with Jimmy Rosemond and Akon, we hope that our goodwill efforts will touch the world and inspire charitable giving.”

Rosemond, who is also of Haitian decent added, “I am ecstatic to be a part of this great event in Haiti, and to have two great artists on stage together in a small island like Haiti will show the world that Haiti is on course to rebuilding its’ stature in the Caribbean. It is also monumental that a rap artist such as Wyclef has been named an official ambassador to Haiti and that too it is cause for celebration.”

Yele Haiti isn’t Jean ‘s first foray into the non-profit arena. The former Fugee also launched Clef’s Kids in order to raise funds for music programs in schools through the Wyclef Jean Foundation in 2001. He explained: “Music is very, very important in the schools. It’s one of the art forms that, if it’s lost, you know, the kids really, a portion of the kids won’t really know where to turn to.”



Rapper Foxy Brown is currently serving a year sentence for violating the terms of her probation. The rapper recently spent 40 days in solitary confinement after getting into a shoving match with another inmate and a verbal beef with a corrections officer. But according to a family friend, the time behind bars hasn’t changed the rapper.

Geoffrey Davis, a family friend who has visited the rapper several times, told the New York Post, “If they release her today, she’ll be back in a week.”

Davis added, “I love her, and I have her best interests at heart, but I think she needs clinical help with anger management.”

Davis, whose brother City Councilman James Davis was slain by a political rival inside City Hall in 2003, tried to share some of his wisdom with the rapper but it allegedly fell on deaf ears. According to Davis, the rapper only trusts two people: her mother and her manager, Chaz Williams.

Brown isn’t scheduled to be released until next September.

In related news, Brown will release an indie project, Brooklyn Don Diva, on February 5th.



Rap veteran MC Lyte is hoping that 2008 will be a big year. The rapper is finishing up a solo set, titled Back To Lyte, as well as working on a group project with her new group, Almost September. Lyte is joined by Jared Lee and Whitey White in Almost September and the group recently released a new single, “Beautiful.”

In the past, MC Lyte has offered some words of advice to up-and-coming artists: “Surround yourself with people who are true, you know. Don’t have friends just for the convenience of not being alone or you need company that night. Have people who are going to bring the right energy around you. Myself personally, I’m a sponge and I soak up the energy that’s around me, and if it’s not good, I’m not good. You know, and I’m sick at that point.”

MC Lyte’s last official release was 2003’s Da Underground Heat, Vol. 1.



Rihanna has been told by doctors to rest her voice and not perform for a few days, E! Online reports. She has already skipped three concerts in the U.K., beginning with last Saturday’s show in Nottingham, followed by shows in Birmingham and Bournemouth.

In a statement released by the Birmingham venue, Rihanna said she “appreciates the love and support of all her fans and wants nothing more than to see and connect with them.”

No details have been reported as to the exact nature of her illness.

She is still scheduled to perform in Newcastle on Thursday (December 13th).



The Perfect Holiday, which stars Gabrielle Union as a divorced woman whose only wish is for a nice man to pay her a compliment for the holidays, opens tomorrow (Wednesday, December 12th). When her daughter turns to a department store Santa Claus — played by Morris Chestnut — in hopes of finding a match, her wish may actually come true. The Perfect Holiday also stars Faizon Love and was produced by Queen Latifah. Union tells us that she loved working with Queen Latifah: “She’s pretty amazing. She’s been there. So she’s not gonna ask you to do anything that she’s never done herself. And certainly for an African-American actress. It’s always a struggle for our hair and make-up. And to explain to someone what a comb is and why I need it every morning. It was the first time that I got to rest easy and know I was being taken care of.”

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In 1917, Thirteen black soldiers are hanged for alleged participation in a riot in Houston.
In 1926, Blues singer Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton is born.
In 1958, the Coasters record “Charlie Brown” and other songs in a recording session in a New York City studio.
In 1960, Jerry Butler’s “He Will Break Your Heart” starts a six-week run at Number One on Billboard’s R&B chart.
In 1961, The Langston Hughes musical Black Nativity opens on Broadway in New York City.
In 1961, “Please, Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes is released.
In 1964, Sam Cooke, one of the most popular and influential R&B singers of his generation, dies after being shot by a motel clerk in Los Angeles. He was 33.
In 1972, James Brown is arrested after a show in Knoxville, Tennessee, and charged with “disorderly conduct.”
In 1979, the “Dim All The Lights” single by Donna Summer is certified gold.
In 1979, the Stay Free album by Ashford & Simpson is certified gold.
In 1993, “Again” by Janet Jackson peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1996, the “Don’t Let Go” single by En Vogue is certified gold.
In 1996, the “Nobody” single by Keith Sweat is certified platinum.
In 1996, the Your Secret Love album by Luther Vandross is certified gold and platinum.
In 2001, Jay-Z’s Unplugged premieres on MTV.
In 2001, Mobb Deep releases Infamy.

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Gary Dourdan, actor (C.S.I., Soul Food, Trois ), 41

Jermaine Jackson, member of the Jackson Five, 53

Stu Jackson, former NBA coach and current NBA executive, 52

Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson, actress and comedienne (The Parkers, Beauty Shop), 40

Rita Moreno, actress (The Electric Company, West Side Story), 76

Mos Def, actor and rapper (Italian Job, Brown Sugar, Monster’s Ball), 34

Curtis Williams, member of Kool & the Gang, 44

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