Solid Gold Soul

April 12, 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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The 14-year-old boy who was allegedly assaulted by associates of 50 Cent has joined his mother in a lawsuit against the rapper and his label, Universal, for promoting a “gangsta lifestyle.” Filed Wednesday by James Rosemond and his mother Cynthia Reed, the lawsuit claims Universal Music Group and its labels Interscope Records, G-Unit Records and Shady Records are ultimately responsible for the assault because they encourage artists to pursue violent, criminal lifestyles. Rosemond says he was assaulted on a Manhattan sidewalk in March 2007 by four men, including G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo and his employee Lowell Fletcher. The lawsuit claims Rosemond was targeted because he was wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of Czar Entertainment, a management company owned by his father. Czar represents The Game, a former G-Unit rapper who fell out with the group and had become a rival.


Organizers for the annual Glastonbury Festival (June 27-29) are denying reports in London’s Sun newspaper that headliner Jay-Z is planning to cancel his appearance because of low ticket sales.
While tickets for the festival usually sell out in hours, more than 30,000 of the 137,500 tickets available remained unsold as of Sunday afternoon. Critics are blaming sluggish sales on the decision to book Jay-Z alongside more traditional rock/alternative acts Muse and The Verve.
The Sun reported that Jigga wanted to pull out because he’s angered by critics who feel he’s the wrong choice for the legendary festival. There was also talk that organizers were scrambling to book Prince as a replacement since he made such a big splash last year during his 21-night residency at London’s O2 Arena. The rumor picked up steam when it was announced that Jay-Z would also be playing London’s 02 Wireless Music Festival the following week, on July 3.


Erykah Badu will traverse North America next month for a six-week tour in support of her latest release, “New Amerykah, Pt. One: 4th World War.” The trek, set to launch May 4 in Detroit, will feature opening act The Roots for many of the dates. The performers will visit U.S. cities from coast to coast, as well as a few Canadian provinces, and Badu will veer off for gigs in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Tour details are listed below:

May 2008
4 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
5 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
6 – Sherbrooke, Quebec – Jacques Cartier Park
8 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
9 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion
11 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
14-15 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
16 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
17 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
18 – Richmond, VA – Landmark Theater
20 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater
21 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coliseum of Puerto Rico
23 – Atlanta, GA – Fabulous Fox Theatre
24 – Montgomery, AL – Jubilee City Festival
25 – Aruba, Dutch Caribbean – Soul Beach Music Festival
27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
28 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
29 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater
30-31 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

June 2008
2 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
5 – Redmond, WA – Marymoore Amphitheater
6 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
8 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theater
10 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
12 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
13 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
14 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater
15 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium


Jay-Z may have gone without his wedding ring in the days following his April 4 nuptials, but People magazine reports of Beyonce not only sporting her ring, but waving it for all to see during her husband’s tour stop in the A.T.L. The singer was in the VIP area of Atlanta’s Phillips Arena with Usher when Jay-Z began his hit “PSA,” which has the lyrics: “I got the hottest chick in the game wearing my chain.” According to People, “Usher threw up the diamond Roc sign, while Beyoncé showed off a telltale diamond rock of her own and waved her arms to the beat.”
On Monday night, Jay-Z was at his 40/40 club in Manhattan – without his wife or a wedding ring – cheering on Memphis during the NCAA men’s basketball championship game with friends including rapper Tru Life.

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1968: U.S. Congress passes Civil Rights Bill banning racial discrimination in sale or rental of approximately 80 percent of the nation’s housing

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Singer Bobbie Smith of The Spinners is 72.

Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 61.

Singer-producer Babyface is 50.

Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 48.

Comedian Orlando Jones is 40.

Singer Kenny Lattimore is 38.

Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is 38.

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 29.

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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439