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#Hot 16: All the news you may have missed

REVOLT helps you catch up; you're welcome.

In which REVOLT takes the time to bring you all the week's highlights in one handy spot.

Monday: The new film Bazodee, featuring soca star Machel Montano, is a musical where Trinidad meets Bollywood.** He spoke exclusively to REVOLT about what American culture can learn from soca and more.

Troy Ave filed a lawsuit against concert venue Irving Plaza and Live Nation. **The rapper claims poor security led to the death of his associate in May.

Like, anyone can star on Empire nowThe new film Bazodee, featuring soca star Machel Montano, is a musical where Trinidad meets Bollywood. He spoke exclusively to REVOLT about what American culture can learn from soca and more..

Michael Jordan donated $5 million to the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. But we all know His Airness has a complex relationship with race. REVOLT took a close look.

Tuesday: Team USA's "Final Five" took home the gold! But gymnast Gabby Douglas upset a lot of people when she neglected to place her hand over her heart during the National Anthem. Stay mad.

Wednesday: Rihanna is not slowing down. Your favorite bad girl is joining a whole squad of baddies for the all-female Ocean's Eleven remake.

The Department of Justice released its investigation on the Baltimore Police Department.Requested in the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the results just confirm what we knew: BPD is racist af.

Daryl Homer became the first American to win a silver medal in men’s individual sabre in 112 years Wednesday night at the Olympic Games. He talked to REVOLT before Rio about his goals and being a role model. #BlackExcellence

A man scaled the Trump Tower in Midtown New York, making it to the 21st floor before being caught. He said it was in hopes of getting to a personal meeting with Trump. Oy.

It's time for the Fast & the Furious franchise to end. The Rock dusted off his old wrestling insults to call out his Fast 8 co-stars who didn't meet his standards, and we all assume he meant Vin Diesel.

Ed Sheeran is being sued by the family of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote and created the musical composition of Marvin Gaye "Let's Get It On," for copyright infringement. The reason? Because of its "heart." Really.

Thursday: The president dropped his summer music playlists because the streets needed that good dad music. Featuring Wale, Chance the Rapper and Janet Jackson.

If you want to know how Drake will look in 30 years, watch his dad's music video.

Weeknd came through! Abel donated $250K to Black Lives Matter, days after donating $38,000 to the University of Toronto to establish an Ethiopian studies program.

The magic can't be stopped. In Rio, Simone Manuel became the first black woman in Olympic history to earn an individual swimming gold medal and the first African-American woman to win an individual medal.

FRIDAY: Rae Sremmurd and PARTYNEXTDOOR released new albums. P3 left a little to be desired, while SremmLife2 brings the energy.

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