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Lil Yachty Shares Texts With XXXTentacion on Anniversary of His Death

XXXTentacion may be gone but he certainly hasn’t been forgotten by his friends and family. On Friday (June 18), the third anniversary of XXX's tragic death, Lil Yachty, a close friend of X's, jumped on his Instagram page to share texts between himself and the beloved artist. The Quality Control Music artist captioned the IG post, "On my mama we ain’t do nothing but trade love. Pure positivity. You are a god my good sir @xxxtentacion."
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The 13 Best New Songs This Week

Week in and week out, there are plenty of brand new rap songs, no matter the time of year. It can be really difficult to stay aware of what's out and also what's hot, so XXL decided to make things much easier for you. Instead of sorting out nearly everything that released this week, we've narrowed it down to strictly the best of the week, saving you plenty of time.
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Louisiana Offering up to $1 Million in Vaccine Incentives

Louisiana residents who've received the COVID-19 vaccine have a chance to win cash prices, scholarships, and a grand prize of a million dollars. Governor John Bel Edwards announced the new vaccine incentives yesterday during a press conference. In July, the state will hold weekly drawings where four Louisiana residents who...
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Millennium Park Is Now Open in Lake Charles

Millennium Park in Lake Charles has officially reopened to the public after repairs from the damage Hurricane Laura left in its wake. Most of the repairs are done at the park. However, there is still some work needing to be completed. There will modified hours for the park while further repairs are being made.
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Facebook Memory of Mel Waiters Popped up on My Timeline

While scrolling online last night, I came across a picture of one of my old friends, Mel Waiters. When I was in Mississippi, he had the song Hit It and Quit It, which was one of the big songs for the south at the time. Years later, he would release other Juke Joint classics like Got My Whiskey and Hole in the Wall. It wasn't until I moved here to Lake Charles that I finally got the chance to meet him.
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Go Behind the Scenes of the 2021 XXL Freshman Cover Shoot – Watch

Orchestrating an XXL Freshman class is no easy task. Add on the complexity of facilitating nearly 100 pitch meetings via Zoom due to an unprecedented global pandemic and it goes without saying that the XXL team had their work cut out for them this year. Nonetheless, the 2021 XXL Freshman Class has arrived and these burgeoning rhymers are joining a roster of lauded rap greats like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Travis Scott and a plenty of others.
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Rappers Going Platinum in a Pandemic

The past year has been a trying time for everyone, as the world has grappled with the widespread effects of COVID-19. The isolation, fear and losing loved ones that came with the virus also impacted the music industry hard, especially hip-hop. The genre that thrives on touring found rappers stuck at home and doing livestream shows instead as a result of the pandemic, eliminating the cultural experience of seeing a favorite rapper with friends and associates. Streaming and buying music only continues to temporarily satisfy a lot of rap fans who would usually be at concerts on the regular. With those streaming numbers going up, it helped a litany of rappers go platinum and higher from last March to now. Here, XXL sheds light on the rappers who still managed to find success amidst chaos.
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Harlem Globetrotters Return to Lake Charles

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming back to the Lake Charles Civic Center. The team was founded 95 years ago, in 1926. The original name of the team was the Chicago Globe Trotters. It changed again in 1928 to the New York Harlem Globe Trotters and again in 1929 to the Harlem Globetrotters.
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The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer

The past year has been a weird one for movies. Theaters, for the most part, were closed. Even when they started to reopen, attendance was low. Studios began releasing movies on premium VOD rather than risking a theatrical-only debut. But as things return to normal and audiences slowly make their way back to cinemas, a lot of the movies that were postponed from last year are making their long-awaited debuts. Now, all those release and productions delays have resulted in a summer stacked with movies we can’t wait to finally see. Here are the 10 films we’re most looking forward to seeing this summer...
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Citgo Fined $19.7 Million for 2006 Spill in the Calcasieu River

Our local Citgo refinery will have to pay at $19.7 million fine for an oil spill into the Calcasieu River back in 2006. The Department of Justice found Citgo was responsible for a discharge of oily wastewater from their wastewater treatment plant. The DOJ said they released untold millions of gallons of the oily wastewater into the Indian Marais waterway, the Calcasieu River, and the Calcasieu Estuary.
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Blueface Opens Soul Food Restaurant Called Blue’s Fish & Soul

Blueface has been quiet on the music front but it looks like he's keeping himself busy with his new business venture. On Tuesday (June 15), a video surfaced of the "Thotiana" rapper showing off his new restaurant on his Instagram Story. The eatery is called Blue's Fish & Soul and it's located in Santa Clara, Calif.
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LaGrange Performing Arts Program Presents: Frozen Jr.

It's been several months in the making, but soon the students of the LaGrange Performing Arts Program will finally take to the stage to perform the musical Frozen Jr. Last year, LG performing arts students had their hearts set to perform before a sold-out audience, but the pandemic and double hurricanes shut that down.