Weekend Recap: Volume 12

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Happy Monday!

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Volume 12

This weekend was full of news.

This weekend was full of news.

  • New Music Friday

  • California wildfires update

  • NBA Playoffs round 1

  • Rest in Power Chadwick Boseman

  • Keke Palmer hosts VMA's

  • Hall of Famer John Thomspon

Catching Up

After months of straight chaos and mayhem, things seemed to pipe down this weekend. The weekend wasn't full of chaotic events, mostly shocking tragedies, unfortunately.

The tragic news of the deaths of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman and former Georgetown head coach and Hall of Famer John Thompon broke this weekend. Thousands mounted the loss of both legends in their respective fields.

As news broke of the death of Chadwick Boseman's death, the Video Music Award's premiered, with a tribute from host Keke Palmer, who dedicate the show to the late actor.

Entertainment and sports news held the headlines. With the NBA strike ending, all eyes were focused on the NBA Bubble.

Let’s do a recap.


New Music Friday

The tradition of new music Friday continued with new music from The Weeknd, Ty Dolla Sign, Nicki Minaj, Cordae, Roddy Ricch, Jaden Smith & others.

On Friday, Ty Dolla Sign the king of features, dropped a new song with Nicki Minaj titled “expensive.” Nicki Minaj recently announced she was expecting her first child.

  • Rapper Cordae, who recently changed his name from YBN Cordae, released a new song with Roddy Ricch called “Gifted.”

  • Weeks after the August Alsina and entanglements drama, Jaden Smith came out of the shadows, releasing a new project “CTV3”

  • Russ and Kehlani dropped a single together “Take you back.” Kehlani’s deluxe album is set to release soon.

This week, my new artist discovery is a rapper/singer from North Carolina known as“Toosi” Up and coming musician Toosi, released a new song featuring R&B hitmaker Summer Walker. The song is called “Love Cycle”

California wildfires

Nearly two weeks after wildfires first broke out, firefighters are finally increasing their containment. On August 17th The Lighting Complex Fire began near the border California shares with Nevada.

The blaze burned nearly 400,000 acres, destroying 1,200 homes. Taking the lives of 12 people. While firefighters are making progress, thousands of acres still remain under fire. As of Sunday afternoon, the fire is 56% contained.

Video Music Awards

This weekend thousand tuned in for the first live awards show during the pandemic ara. The VMA's were hosted by Keke Palmer. Keke Palmer is the first black woman in history to host the Video Music Awards. Props to her.

With the show kicking off two days after the death of Chadwick Boseman, who won best performance in a movie and best hero at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV awards, Palmer started the night by dedicating the show to Boseman.

Performances from The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and Ariana Grande highlighted the show.

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