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Texas Governor Abbott Sued For The Executive Order He Issued Wednesday

Remember that executive order Governor Abbott issued Wednesday?. That order has caused quite a stir, especially with the Department Of Justice. Reportedly, The Department Of Justice argues that the order violated the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, and based on that interpretation, they now are suing the State of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott.
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NCAA Champion Bears Selected in NBA Draft

Last night was the first and second round of the NBA draft. The evening was filled with plenty of action with several big moves happening during the process. New talent has officially begun to spread across the league. Trade Talk. The NBA draft is prime time for teams to try...
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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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The Most Googled Questions About the Olympics, Answered!

Welcome to PopCrush's Daily Break! Here's a breakdown of today's hottest pop culture and lifestyle stories as heard on PopCrush Nights, airing across the country. Check out these burning Olympics questions, the rock star getting his own rest stop and more, below. The Most Googled Questions About the Olympics, Answered!
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Michael Che Wipes Instagram Following Simone Biles Jokes

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host Michael Che has come under fire for a string of jokes shared to his Instagram targeted towards Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. On Thursday evening, Che posted several messages about Biles, who withdrew from the U.S. gymnastics team before the finals at the Tokyo Olympics for mental health reasons.
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DaBaby Fires Back at Questlove After Quest Called Baby Out Over Homophobic Comments

DaBaby is going toe-to-toe with Questlove after being put on blast by Quest amid Baby currently facing massive criticism over his recent homophobic and sexist remarks. The "Rockstar" rapper responded to Questlove in a series of Instagram Stories Thursday night (July 29). "I ain't even tryna be funny when I say... I do not know who dis nigga is dawg," he wrote. "And I do not care ’bout losing you as a fan my boy lol @questlove. You or any other nigga who wanna play follow the leader. This superstar was a fan of is stand up nigga, yeen never seen one of these huh?."
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Young Dolph, Skepta, Isaiah Rashad and More – New Projects This Week

It's the last two days of July and as we shift into August, a number of rappers are dropping off some new music to get us through the weekend before the month closes out. Memphis' own Young Dolph delivers Paper Route Illuminati, a compilation album from his independent label, Paper Route Empire. The label's first-ever collective effort contains appearances from their growing roster including Key Glock, Big Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney, PRE's First Lady Joddy Badass and newest signees Snupe Bandz, PaperRoute Woo and Big Unc. Along with the announcement of the album, which was made earlier this month, Dolph released the single "Blu Boyz."
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Construction on I-35 In Belton May Affect Your Morning Commute

Ahh yes, construction on the beloved I-35 here in Central Texas continues, this time making an appearance in Belton tonight. Be careful and give yourself more time as you commute due to overnight construction. According to a press release by The Texas Department of Transportation's Waco District, crews will be...
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Make Sure You Bring a Mask With You to Any Fort Hood Facility

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Fort Hood has announced new mask mandates for anyone entering a Fort Hood facility. KXXV Channel 25 News reports that everyone visiting Fort Hood must wear a mask inside all facilities. That includes service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors.
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Questlove Calls Out DaBaby for His Homophobic Comments

Questlove isn't here for the recent homophobic comments DaBaby made during the Billion Dollar Baby Ent. CEO's Rolling Loud performance in Miami on Sunday (July 25). In an Instagram post The Roots cofounder shared last night (July 28), Quest posted a photo of a list of names of a number of artists—The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, The Isley Brothers, Rihanna, Sade, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sault—but DaBaby's name is crossed out.
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Giant Records’ Shawn “Tubby” Holiday Shares Advice on Artists Obtaining Longevity, What Makes a Hit Record and More

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now. The music business is a grind. Industry heavyweight Shawn “Tubby” Holiday is the master of it. Holiday got his start in 2000, as a member of Bad Boy Records’ street team and has been climbing the ladder ever since. The Brooklyn native held gigs as SVP of A&R at RCA Records, SVP of Urban A&R at Interscope Records and, most recently, as the co-head of Columbia Records Music. Over the years, Tubby worked with artists such as 50 Cent, T.I., Lil Nas X, Pharrell Williams, 24kGoldn and many more. After eight years at Columbia, Shawn recently joined forces with famed music moguls Irving and Jeffrey Azoff and will be leading the launch of a new record label and publishing branch under The Azoff Company. Tubby’s also managing Roddy Ricch under the Azoff’s Full Stop Management. The industry vet talks about the importance of perseverance, what makes a hit record and qualities to look for when signing an artist.
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Buffalo Soldiers Day Celebrates Service, Dedication of Black Soldiers

On July 28th, Buffalo Soldiers Day commemorates the first regular Army regiments comprised of African American soldiers. After the Civil War, Congress established the first all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army. Buffalo Soldiers (one of many African-American regiments raised during the Civil War) were the first to be formed.