• Atlanta news anchors honor Tupac on what would've been his 46th birthday

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    ATLANTA - Atlanta news anchors used part of their morning traffic report to honor iconic West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur on what would have been his 46th birthday.

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    WSB-TV anchor Fred Blankenship started Friday morning’s traffic report by including a reference to Shakur’s 1993 single “I Get Around.”

    “Like being on 285, I get around. Round and round we go every Friday,” Blankenship said, referencing Interstate 285 as he tossed to traffic reporter Mark Arum.

    “All I need in this traffic life of sin is me and my girlfriend,” Arum said during his report as a nod to the rapper’s “Me and My Girlfriend,” a song on his final album, which was released nearly two months after his 1996 murder.

    The video also references 1998’s “Changes,” “California Love” and “How Do U Want It” and “All Eyez on Me.”

    This isn’t the first time the station has done tributes to rappers during a broadcast. In March, Blankenship and Arum paid tribute to late rapper the Notorious B.I.G. on the 20th anniversary of his death. In 2016, Arum honored the late Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest in a similar manner.

    Watch the montage of references in the video below:

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