Solid Gold Soul

January 10, 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 and actor Ice Cube is the star of the new movie, First Sunday, which hits theaters this Friday but the rapper is also excited about a new business venture with DJ Pooh, reports that (U View Network Television) is the world’s first online streaming television network. will utilize Microsoft’s Silverlight 1.0 platform, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web and will be capable of full screen DVD quality resolution.

John Case, general manager, Developer Division, Microsoft Corp, said, “We are thrilled to work with Ice Cube and DJ Pooh, both whom have proven track records and have been at the forefront in music, film and television. We see UNVTV as a leading example of the changing landscape of how consumers experience entertainment, and how the industry is seeking new interactive platforms to better reach their target audiences. By using Silverlight, UVNTV will have the capabilities needed to take the user experience to another level.”



Detroit-based rapper Eminem is home recovering after dealing with a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia over the holidays. reports that the rapper was rushed to a Detroit area hospital over the holidays and that his weight had exceeded 200 pounds.

A representative for the rapper told the site, “Over the holidays, Marshall Mathers, a.k.a. Eminem, was under doctor’s care at a Detroit-area hospital for complications due to pneumonia. He has since been released and is doing well recovering at home.”

Eminem has been keeping a low profile since releasing The Re-Up compilation in December 2006.

The rapper and his group D12 are both working on new projects although no release dates have been set.



Rapper Lil Wayne has been hit with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to make payments on a 1999 Bentley Arnage. reports that the breach of contract lawsuit was filed on December 18th by LeMarck DeAndre in the Superior Court of California. The lawsuit alleges that Lil Wayne has failed to pay off the remaining $91,000 balance on the Bentley, which is burgundy with a tan interior.

Last year Lil Wayne was also hit with two separate $1 million lawsuits by Morgan State University students who allege they were hurt when the rapper threw a wad of money into the audience during a performance at the school.

Lil Wayne recently released an EP online, The Leak, which is currently available through Amazon, Rhapsody and iTunes.

The rapper is slated to release his new album, Tha Carter III, in February.



A songwriter and producer who says he was instrumental in getting R&B star Keyshia Cole signed to her label says his contributions to her Grammy-nominated success have been ignored. Damon Elliott of Confidential Records released a press release Tuesday (January 8th) claiming that his credits were minimized by Geffen/Interscope on Cole’s debut CD, The Way It Is, and on her Grammy-nominated sophomore set Just Like You.

According to Elliott, who is the son of Dionne Warwick and actor Bill Elliott, he discovered Cole when she arrived in Los Angeles. He signed her to Confidential imprint, worked with her on her demo, and landed major label distribution for her debut album, The Way It Is, on which he co-wrote and co-produced three songs. But Elliott says his work with Cole was suppressed by the label and obscured in her press materials.

Elliott says he has kept silent for years hoping this wrong would be righted, but decided to speak up when the Confidential Records name was left off the list of Grammy nominations in conjunction with Cole.



So much for the dream a lot of folks had of Barack Obama winning two in a row over Hillary Clinton.

The New York senator edged out Obama by 3 percentage points to win the New Hampshire Democratic primary, overcoming a third-place finish in Iowa and defying pre-voting polls that had given Obama a strong lead.

“Let’s give America the kind of comeback New Hampshire has just given me,” Clinton, told supporters Tuesday night.

Only moments before, Obama, the freshman senator from Illinois conceded to Clinton.

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In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.
In 1866, Fisk University was founded.
In 1906, Poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar died.
In 1914, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University.
In 1922, Ahmed Sekou Toure, the first president of Guinea, was born.
In 1946, Poet Countee Cullen died at the age of 42 in New York City.
In 1967, the Georgia legislature, bowing to legal decisions and national pressure, seated Representative Julian Bond, a critic of the Vietnam War.
In 1989, Time Inc. agreed to sell NYT Cable for $420 million to a group led by J. Bruce Llewellyn. It was the largest cable TV acquisition by an African-American at the time.

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Tyrone “Mugsy” Bogues, former NBA star, 43

Earl Graves, publisher of Black Enterprise, 73

Angie Martinez, rapper, actress, and radio personality, 37

Mia X, former No Limit rapper and actress, 38

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One defeat does not constitute a pattern.
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PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439