Solid Gold Soul

May 22, 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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Tuesday’s primaries in Oregon and Kentucky were sort of a mixed bag for Democratic Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. As expected Obama won in Oregon and Clinton took Kentucky. However, with Obama’s win in the Beaver state, he pretty much has cemented his standing as the candidate with the majority of total pledged delegates in Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses. As noted, the junior senator from Illinois’ victory was tempered by another late-inning win in Kentucky by New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who bested him by gigantic 35 percentage points. In the end, it doesn’t matter because if you do the math, Obama has won 1,649.5 pledged delegates in the primaries and caucuses, surpassing the 1,627 needed to claim a majority, according to an Associated Press tally. To acknowledge the milestone, Obama was in Iowa where he won his first victory in the Democratic race back in January. Watch Obama Speak.


Nas released a statement Monday regarding the decision to remove “N*gger” as the title of his upcoming album from Def Jam. “It’s important to me that this album gets to the fans,” said the Queens rapper. “It’s been a long time coming. I want my fans to know that creatively and lyrically, they can expect the same content and the same messages. It’s that important. The streets have been waiting for this for a long time. The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it.” In an interview with MTV News last week, Nas said he was being pressured to change the controversial title in advance of the CD’s scheduled release on July 1. “Everybody is trying to stop the title,” he told MTV. “Record stores are gonna have a problem in this day and time selling a record with that title. Who knows what’s gonna turn out and be on that title? Who knows what that title will be?” There were reports that the name of the album was changed to “Nas,” but according to Billboard, the project remains untitled for the time being.


Janet Jackson is about to embark on her first North American tour in seven years to promote her new album “Discipline,” the sixth chart topper of her career surpassing the five No. 1 albums logged by her famous brother, Michael Jackson. Announced Monday during her appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” the U.S.-Canadian swing of her Rock Witchu tour will begin Sept. 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with subsequent dates scheduled for New York and Washington, D.C., according to a rep for the tour’s promoter Live Nation. Jackson, 41, also said that fans can call her message line 323-622-8139 and leave requests for songs to include on the tour.


Hit-maker Keith Sweat has a new CD Just Me which hit stores on Tuesday, May 13th. An exclusive album-only track titled “Some More” featuring Akon will be available only on iTunes the day of the CD release. Radio stations across the country are excited about the second single “Butterscotch” featuring long time collaborator Athena Cage and are adding it to their playlists. The first single “Suga Suga Suga” is still making impressive strides on the charts holding at #11 on the R&R Urban AC chart. Fans will also be able to catch Keith Sweat’s incredible performance on 5/16 at Providence Performing Arts Center (Providence, RI), 5/18 at Caesars Resorts (Lakeville, PA), 5/31 at Viejas Casino Concerts in The Park (San Diego, CA), 6/7 at the Fairgrounds (Pensacola, FL), 6/20 at Pechunga Casino & Resort (Temecula, CA), 7/11 at Solano County Fair (Vallejo, CA), 8/1 at Chene Park (Detroit, MI) and 8/15 at the Country Club Hills Theater (Country Club Hills, IL). Keith Sweat is geared up and ready to give the fans what they’ve been waiting for with the release of his new CD Just Me that dropped May 13, his second single “Butterscotch” with long time collaborator Athena Cage and the exclusive iTunes album-only cut “Some More” featuring Akon. “The new track is an added incentives for my fans, I wanted to give them more, so we appropriately named the cut “Some More” which ironically worked out.” Says Sweat. “I try to come up with new ways to please my fans because at the end of the day, they’re the ones who have supported me throughout my entire career, and I thank them a million times over.”


Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D has announced the launch of a new company that aims to revolutionize the way the Hip-Hop community conducts business across the globe. The rapper’s new business, The Bring The Noise Eastlink Media, Management, Music Group (BTNEastlink), will offer a wide range of business and digital media services for artists under one roof. BTNEastlink will offer its clients what Chuck D. defined as “what Live Nation has promised Jay-Z, to a much lesser degree.” “Business could stand, in Hip-Hop, to be a little more organized and less cut-throat,” Chuck D. told “The NBA has 30-some odd teams, and the NFL has 30-some odd teams that all need each other to exist. In Hip-Hop, I’ve often seen that, if this was a Thanksgiving table, everybody got food all over their face, scrambling and running out the back door with the turkey.”

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1881: Blanche Kelso Bruce sworn in as U.S. senator from Mississippi. He was the first black man to serve a full term in the senate, and the first person born into slavery to preside over the senate

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Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 67. Actor Mr. T is 56. Rapper Havoc of Mobb Deep is 34.

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You can’t win unless you play so get in the game!
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439