Weekend Recap: Volume 15

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Volume 15

Sports news headlined the weekend along with more coronavirus updates, election news, and other major headlines.

  1. New Music Friday

  2. NBA Finals

  3. Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19

  4. Hip Hop award nominations

  5. COVID-19 updates

  6. President Trump & First Lady test positive

  7. Voter suppression in Texas

  8. Register to vote

Let’s do a recap.


New Music Friday

New music on Friday is a guarantee. The tradition continued this Friday with new music in Hip Hop and R&B. Meg The Stallion, Young Thug, Bryson Tiller, 21 Savage and others dropped new music.

After years of no new music, Bryson Tiller has finally dropped a new album. Tiler recently released the Deluxe version of Trapsoul, finally giving fans classic records like Self- Righteous and Rambo featuring the Weekend. Tiller’s new album t “Anniversary” is a completely new body. 10 songs with a feature with Champagne Papi.

The R&B vibes continued with new music from Sy Air Da Kid and Giveon. Sy Ari Da Kid released a new 8 song album called “3 to 5 Business Days” I became a fan of Sy after hearing her hit single “Body”

I love discovering new music. Every week, I make it my mission to discover at least one new artist. Recently, my timeline has been raving about “Giveon” so I finally checked him out since he dropped a new EP “When it’s all said & done” this weekend.

21 Savage & Metro Boomin are back making new music together. “Savage Mode 2” dropped on Friday, featuring Drake and Young Nudy. Young Thug, who also dropped a new song Friday with Meg The Stallion “Don’t Stop”, is also featured on the album.

YG released some new music, an album called “My Life 4hunnid.”

COVID-119 in the NFL

After watching the success the NBA had in managing the coronavirus, fans were optimistic about the NFL season. The season officially kicked off on September 10th.

Less than 3 weeks after the start of the season, the NFL is already having trouble containing the virus. New cases of the coronavirus are beginning to mount across the league.

After a week 3 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans, news broke that eight members of the Titans tested positive for the virus. Since then more positive cases have been found causing the week 4 matchup between the Titans- Steelers to be postponed until later in the season.

New England QB Cam Newton has also tested positive for the virus causing the Patriots-Chiefs matchup to be rescheduled for Monday night.

NBA Finals – Lakers lead 2-0

After the 2020 NBA season was paused in early March, there was a lot of uncertainty about the season resuming. NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced plans to restart the NBA season in late July. There was alot of cautious feelings about the proposed NBA bubble format, but it has turned out to be a success.

Now, months since the season officially started on July 30th, the 2020 NBA finals are officially underway. Game 1 of the Finals tipped off on Wednesday, September 30th between the LA Lakers and the Miami Heat.

The Miami Heat lead by head coach Erik Spoelstra and star Jimmy Butler has shocked the bubble. After signing with the Miami Heat after leaving the Philadelphia 76ers, Jimmy Buckets labeled the “bad teammate” has put on an outstanding offensive and defensive performances every game. The Miami Heat beat #1 seed Milwaukee Bucks and 3rd seed Boston Celtics before advancing to the finals against favorite LA Lakers.

An injury-riddled Game 1, led the Lakers to a 2-0 lead in the series. After another highlight-reel performance from Jimmy Buckets, the Heat took Game 3, making the series 2-1.

Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations were announced this weekend. This year’s award ceremony will take place on October 27th at 9:00 pm eastern time.

Charlotte rapper Da Baby led all artists with 12 total nominations. Roddy Ricch came in second with 11 nominations. Drake, Meg The Stallion, Lil Baby, Future, Roddy Ricch and Da Baby are all up for Hip Hop artist of the year.

Breaking News

President Trump and First Lady have COVID-19

In an ironic twist, after months of calling the coronavirus a hoax, President Trump has now tested positive for COVID-19. On October 1st, shortly before 12 am, President Trump tweeted

Tonight,@FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!

This news comes after several people close to the Trump campaign and administration tested positive for the virus days after the debate. During Tuesday’s night debate the Trump entourage, who entered without masks, were offered some by a Cleveland Clinic doctor but they were not seen wearing them during the debate.

Top advisor Hope Hicks was the first person close to Trump to test positive for the virus. Donald Trump Jr., Kellyanne Conway, and others have also tested positive. Shortly after the news broke, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden announced that he and his wife Jill tested negative for the virus after being in close contact with Trump and his campaign at the presidential debate days before.

Voter Suppression in Texas

With less than 30 days before the election, Texas governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation that many view as a form of voter suppression.

On Thursday, October 1st, Governor Abbott made the decision to reduce the number of drop-off locations for mail-in ballots to one per county.

Voter rights groups like “Let America Vote” feel this move will make it harder for voters to participate in the election.

In a statement, the group said: