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Dr. Indy Smith is a multifaceted media personality, psychologist, and captivating television host known for her dynamic presence and insightful commentary. With a rich background spanning radio, print media, and television, Dr. Smith has established herself as a leading voice in psychology, pop culture analysis, and relationship advice.

As a radio personality for 107.5 WBLS in New York City, Dr. Smith honed her skills in engaging with diverse audiences and exploring various topics. Her ability to connect with listeners and delve into meaningful conversations laid the foundation for her subsequent ventures in media.

Transitioning seamlessly into the world of print media, Dr. Smith assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief for a prominent beauty magazine. Here, she demonstrated her editorial prowess and keen understanding of audience interests, shaping content that resonated with readers and provided valuable insights into beauty, wellness, and self-care.

Dr. Smith's journey then led her to the realm of television, where she currently shines as the host of "Indy’s Lens," a captivating TV show that offers a unique blend of psychology, pop culture analysis, and relationship advice. Drawing on her expertise as a Doctor of Psychology, she leads viewers on a fascinating exploration of various psychological topics, debunking myths and providing practical tips for enhancing mental well-being from a spiritual perspective.

In the realm of pop culture analysis, Dr. Smith offers thought-provoking commentary on the latest movies, TV shows, celebrity behavior, and social media trends. Through her lens, she explores how pop culture influences our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, enriching the viewing experience with insightful analysis.

Navigating the complexities of relationships is another forte of Dr. Smith, who offers expert guidance on communication, conflict resolution, and fostering healthy connections. Her segment on relationship advice addresses common challenges faced in romantic partnerships, friendships, family dynamics, and self-love, providing viewers with practical tips for personal growth and fulfillment.

"Indy’s Lens" further enriches its content through expert interviews, where Dr. Smith engages in stimulating conversations with psychologists, therapists, celebrities, authors, influencers, and spiritual experts. These diverse perspectives enhance the show's credibility and appeal, offering viewers a comprehensive understanding of various topics.

With "Indy’s Lens," Dr. Indy Smith invites viewers to embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and enlightenment. Whether seeking practical advice for improving mental well-being, analyzing the latest pop culture trends, or navigating the complexities of relationships, viewers are guaranteed an engaging and enriching experience. Tune in and join Dr. Smith as she illuminates minds and inspires hearts, leaving each episode with valuable insights and a renewed sense of mindfulness.

The world knew him as Frankie ‘Double Dutch Bus’ Smith but for me, he is and will always be my daddy. I’m truly grateful for the years I had my father, who was my best and loyal friend as well as one of my spiritual teachers. My dad was pure love and I know he is guiding me.

Franklyn Leon “Frankie” Smith (born 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American funk musician and R&B/soul songwriter. He was best known for his 1981 single “Double Dutch Bus.” He went to college in Tennessee for elementary education with a minor in music. A nephew of comedian Pigmeat Markham, Smith taught himself to play the piano. After a return to his hometown, he became a staff songwriter for Gamble & Huff‘s Philadelphia International and had his songs recorded by Archie Bell & the Drells, the O’Jays, Billy Paul, and others.

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With his 1981 single “Double Dutch Bus,” released by WMOT Records, Smith popularized a nonsensical form of slang in which “iz” is placed in the middle of a word (for example, the word “place” becomes “plizace”) or the last letters of a word are replaced with “-izzle” (ex. “sure” becomes “shizzle”). The style became part of hip-hop slang and was popularized by rappers Snoop Dogg and E-40. It still holds a place in popular slang to this day.

“Double Dutch Bus” itself has been sampled frequently in hip-hop, including Snoop Dogg’s “Snoop Dogg (What’s My Name, Pt. 2)” and Missy Elliott‘s “Gossip Folks,” both produced by Timbaland. “Double Dutch Bus” is also featured in the 2008 Disney movie College Road Trip starring Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symoné.

A native Philadelphian, Smith once applied to be a bus driver for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which operates Philadelphia’s public transit system, but SEPTA turned him down. The “Transpass” referred to by Smith in “Double Dutch Bus” is an actual monthly fare pass issued by SEPTA. The turndown of the position at SEPTA sparked the legendary song.

When the song took off, Smith made a whole album of kids’ songs called Children of Tomorrow with tracks like “Teeny-Bopper Lady” and “Slang Thang (Slizang Thizang).” He never issued another album but did put out a few more singles, including “Yo-Yo Champ (From Mississippi)” and “Double Dutch II,” both in 1982. In 1993, he got back on board with “The New Double Dutch Bus.”

The record became only the second in history to receive two separate standard-release Gold certifications from the RIAA, and it remains one of the few to earn that distinction.

When Frankie Smith performed “Double Dutch Bus” on American Bandstand, he told Dick Clark: “‘Double Dutch’ is a tribute to all the girls in the world, especially the girls on my block. I’ve been watching them for 25 years. They use their mothers’ clotheslines to play the game – it’s an art. It’s a tribute to them – they’re really good at it.” Frankie was devoted to the Lord and advocated for the safety and care of children. As an only child and the father of only one daughter, he wanted the world to be a better place for children all over the world.

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