NEWSFLASH: Three members of Soul for Real will be indicted on 145 counts of identity fraud


For those of us who have worked in the music industry, we have seen many tragic stories like this of very young kids becoming stars then hitting rock bottom, especially black kids. Life may be pure hell to feel like you are washed up at 20 [/caption]

UPDATE: The group recently appeared on The Breakfast Club Radio Show to dispel the story originally printed in the now-defunct Sister2Sister. See the video below.

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  1. Anyone who actually knows the members of Soul for Real already knows what’s wrong with this story. For those that don’t, I’d just like to shed a little light on this. I can’t sit back and be silent when I know more facts than what is being reported. I’m not going to comment on Bri’s side of it because I do not feel adequately informed to do so; however, the mention of Jase and Dre’s involvement is absurd. These two were just as shocked as the rest of the public when the news of Bri’s case first hit the airwaves and now this? They are being indicted for what?? It’s baffling that this has become a public news story (and that is exactly what it is) but yet the two members recently included don’t even know anything about it. If they are supposedly being indicted, shouldn’t they at least know something of this before the rest of America does? The article above states that police are not saying how they are involved, most likely because they can’t prove that they were simply because they weren’t! It happens too often that people are considered guilty just by association, and this is clear case of that. Like I said earlier, I don’t know enough about Bri’s activities to make a statement about them, but if he was involved in what he is being accused of, his brothers definitely did not even know of it let alone have any involvement. I feel strongly against identity fraud and would not be wasting my time writing this if I felt that either Jase or Dre had even the slightest role in this scheme. I know for a fact that they did not, and so this should not go unheard. I know it’s my word against the news, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but remember that there are always three sides to a story. If you’re taking your time to read the above article, then you deserve to see this as well. Duluth PD, along with the media, is destroying the names of innocent individuals, but what else is new in the world? It has become “guilty until proven innocent, right? To all the family, friends, fans, and everyone else who values truth in a corrupt system, please pray for the members of Soul for Real and that justice will see them through this tribulation. And please pass this along

  2. So you give no facts to support your position which is in part that we cannot believe the news or Police due to lack of facts. Kind of hypocritical isn’t it.

  3. How can I give facts about nothing? And that is what Jase and Dre did… nothing. If they didn’t know, they didn’t know… period. I’m not sure what kind of “facts” you’re looking for. I can’t respond to what police are saying is “involvement” since they are not saying how they are supposedly involved. I know the group personally and am close enough to know enough about what is going on. I’m not telling you what to believe; I’m just telling you what is real. Like I said, if Bri was doing something fraudulent, nobody knew about it… that’s why I can’t speak in that regard. It seems like everyone just jumps on news like it’s truth, like someone is automatically guilty just because they’re being accused of something… as if the police have never made a mistake or been misinformed. If and when the police have something to say about what their role in all of this was, I’d be happy to prove the opposite. Until then, just know that there is another side, just like with everything…

  4. i know them all well as well. jase and dre need to find out what they are being indiced for, im sure jase had nothing to do with ity, but I can almost bet dre did- I know them well also

  5. well i grew up with the group and know and love the entire dalyrimple family! they are in my prayers! brian has been one of my best friends since i was 14 and this whole ordeal breaks my heart! he has 7 children to take care of some of which are old enough to watch and understand the news. i have been sick to my stomach since first hearing about this case its crazy how many lives are affected when one person is taken down. they’ve had a hard life filled wit ups and down and ive been patiently waiting for them to catch a REAL break they are some of the most talented men i know and i would hate for the world to remember them as criminals and not the passionate multi-talented, funny, loving and family oriented individuals that they are! as for the accusations of the other members i think the police just want to bring them in and try to scare them into talking and bring friction between brothers by threathening their freedom. they’ve been through enough already and so has their immediate family and loved ones they really need to leave them alone! as for bri i know his heart and i know how important being a provider for his family is. i feel his pain and i know being away from them is killing him i pray the judge will have mercy on him as well as his innocent girlfriend i know she’s scared to death! dre, jase and choc hold ya heads dont let this break u keep pushing foward!

  6. my disbelief is evident that from what i’m being told of the groups involvement in this fraud scheme, is to be anything but what really happened. the police have no idea if the other brothers were involved in this and the info provided that Brian is the culprit, just shows another one of those things of an open and shut case. they want to find someone guilty of the crime, and blame as many people as possible. find more evidence then prosecute, but don’t tarnish someones reputation on just being related to someone who you suspect to be guilty. and that’s all i have to say….

  7. was a big soul for real fan, they should have been as big as usher, brandy and others of that era but p.diddy messed up their 2nd album, although it was a nice album it was not commercial enough. I felt so sad when i read this story and as much as i would like to believe the other brothers are innocent, if my brother amassed one million dollars through fraud i think i would know! Its ridiculous to say they knew nothing, did they not ask where he got the money to do the things he was doing?! So sad they really wasted their tallent and messed it up for their sisters who i heard had formed a group too. Jase i hope u and your other two brothers are innocent and can make it through. If youre not then u effed up big time!

  8. Business is business, but the Tom Joyner show will not be the same….the only reason for me to listen now is to hear Sherry Shepherd….oh well we won’t be returning to the Family Reunion………;Tom if J’s leaving had to do with contract issues (money) YOU SHOULD HAVE DUG DEEP……..

  9. Just watched JAB exit video, funny as usual. He.ll do well whatever he does. Be happy for him, sometimes change is good. If you want to be sad about someone leaving be sad that President Obama is leaving, now THATS something to cry and be sad about!


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