Welcome back to the Weekend Wrap Up, where we take the hottest songs on the charts and match them up with the biggest stories from the weekend of sports and pop culture. This week’s song is No Limit by G-Eazy, featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B. The song pays homage to No Limit Records, the New Orleans rap label that had a big influence on the rap game in the mid and late 90’s. The song has been blowing up thanks to the catchiness of Rocky’s hook and Cardi B’s recent hot streak of great verses. Let’s get to it:
“Got the city on fire”
On Friday, it was announced that in Rihanna’s home country of Barbados, she would be getting a street named after her. The government of Barbados revealed that on their Independence Day this year, on November 30, they will be renaming Westbury New Road as Rihanna Drive. It’s a big honor for Rihanna, and a big way to shine a light on the place where she grew her roots. With the recent hurricanes battering the Caribbean Islands, Rihanna has been front and center with helping aid the recovery efforts, so this gesture is a nice way to honor all the work Rihanna has done for the region. And it’s just another in the latest of moves of Rihanna’s continued world domination.
“Can you stop with all the subs? Bitch, I ain’t Jared”
The best battle of the weekend didn’t even take place on the field, but on Twitter, between Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside. The Sixers and Heat played their last preseason game Saturday night, won by Philly 119-95. The more interesting story to come out of the game though, when Hassan Whiteside replied to a Bleacher Report tweet that mentioned Embiid’s comments during the game about Hassan Whiteside not being able to guard him. Whiteside took exception to the depiction, saying that the media doesn’t highlight the fact that Embiid went 1 for 7 during the game. Embiid fired back at Whiteside, calling him out for only caring about personal stats instead of team success. It was a fun exchange, and one that highlighted just how much personality NBA players have compared to other sports. The season starts this Tuesday and it’s going to be a fun one.
“It ain’t safe, it ain’t safe”
The most depressing moment of the sports weekend came on Sunday when Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers was injured during his game against the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers was tackled hard on a play early in the first quarter, and never returned to the game. It was revealed later that he broke his collarbone and will need surgery to repair it, likely costing him the rest of the season. This isn’t just a big blow to Packers fans and their team’s chances, but also football fans in general, who miss out on getting to watch one of the league’s best players. Get well soon, Aaron.
“Always lit, yeah I’m never sober”
Marvel surprised fans with a new trailer for the upcoming Black Panther movie, and it did not disappoint. The new footage showed off even more of the fictional land of Wakanda, and more of the different type of technologies the nation is known for. It also shed more of a light on the character of Eric Killmonger, the antagonist portrayed by Michael B. Jordan. The trailer was full of gorgeous visuals and another great song from the soundtrack, so anticipation for the movie is through the roof. February can’t get here soon enough.
That’s all for this week, be sure to check back for new updates and content!