Solid Gold Soul

January 4, 2008

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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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Rapper Play of legendary Hip-Hop group Kid-N-Play was seriously injured in a car accident that killed one person in Raleigh, North Carolina. Play, born Christopher Martin and a passenger were injured when his SUV was struck by a driver on Saturday (December 29) who was shot, while attempting to flee Durham police officers after a home invasion robbery. According to police, three men broke into a house in Durham and began stealing property and subduing the residents. As two of the men exited the house police arrived on the scene. The driver of the waiting Ford Taurus drove at officers, striking one of the officers, who fired on the vehicle. The driver rode about a half a mile, when he struck an SUV driven by Play. Play and his passenger were ejected from the vehicle, while the driver of the Ford Taurus died at the scene.



Rappers Will Smith, the estate of Tupac Shakur, KRS-One and Michael Jackson are among the defendants named in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by R&B veteran Syl Johnson. Johnson and his Twilight Record Co. filed the lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois, claming that the artists illegally used portions of his single “Different Strokes” without permission. A number of rappers and record labels are named in the lawsuit, including Peedi Crakk, Young Chris, famed rap group NWA, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, EMI Capitol Records, Zomba Enterprises and Universal Publishing. Johnson owns the copyright to the song, which was written by John Andrew Cameron and John Zachary in 1967. He renewed the copyright to the song in 1996.
According to the lawsuit, the infringement on “Different Strokes” dates back to 1991 and has been used without permission by a number of artists ever since. Johnson seeks a full accounting of record sales and a portion of any earnings each artist may have made from using “Different Strokes” in their respective song. Johnson is the legendary father of R&B singer Syleena Johnson. The elder Johnson played guitar on sessions for a number of blues artists, including Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf and others. After recording for a number of storied labels, including Federal, King, Johnson helped shape Chicago soul. Starting in 1968, Johnson released a series of recordings for the tiny Twi-Night label, including singles like “Different Strokes” and “Come on and Sock It To Me,” while producing Chicago soul groups like The Radiants,, Ruby Andrews and The Notations.



Rumors are bubbling that a sex tape has surfaced featuring film and TV actress Vivica A. Fox. According to Atlanta blogger Sandra Rose, Fox is allegedly caught on camera performing oral sex on an Atlanta man, who secretly recorded the act and promptly e-mailed the footage to his friends. Rose wrote at her Web site:

It was a tough decision for her to make, but V-103’s Porsche Foxx confirmed that her close friend Vivica Fox appears in a controversial sex tape that is currently making the rounds.

In the tape, an apparently inebriated Vivica can be seen on her knees servicing a male friend who surreptitiously taped the encounter on his cell phone. Allegedly the man, who lives in Atlanta, emailed the tape to friends who emailed it to Vivica. She quickly forwarded the tape to a friend at the Atlanta police department.

It isn’t known if Vivica filed an official complaint with the police or if she asked her police friend to handle the situation privately. At any rate, men tattle worse than females – especially here in the ATL – so the tape got out.



The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that comedian Dave Chappelle and his wife, Elaine, got into a public shouting match over another woman. A witness at Coffee Shop in Union Square said the couple was there dining with their two sons Sulayman and Ibrahim when Chappelle suddenly left them at the table to go outside and chat with model Geena Rocero. Witnesses said Elaine wasn’t having it and angrily confronted her husband in front of their kids and other customers.



With her new album due shortly, Janet Jackson is in a talking mood. The singer says she gets a lot of fans approaching her saying that they’ve “made babies” to some of her songs. “You don’t know how many people come up to me and say, ‘This child was conceived listening to you’,” she told the TV show Extra. The 41-year-old singer, whose album comes out in February – revealed that the new CD contains plenty of romantic tunes, as well as other genres. “I love the dance. I love the mid tempo stuff. I love the slow songs and the baby making songs. It still has that element to it,” she said talking about the project.

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1621: First African American, William Tucker, was born on this day.
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Singer and former “American Idol” contestant Kimberley Locke is 30.

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PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439