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Atlanta news team sneaks an impressive amount of Notorious B.I.G. lyrics into report

If you don't know, now you know, Mark.


Christine Friar

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 10, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 9:11 pm CDT

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.‘s death, and one Atlanta news team honored the occasion by going viral.

Fred Blankenship and Mark Arum of WSB-TV managed to sneak an impressive amount of Biggie lyrics into their morning report Thursday. And while some lines work well for daytime news, like a traffic reporter saying, “I know you thought birthdays were the worst days, but I think Thursdays might be the worst days out of Forsythe County”—others… needed some work (“Ashley, Ashley, Ashley, can’t you see / these downtown delays keep hypnotizin’ me”).

Will they be taking home any Grammys? No. Is it charming? Yes.

The pair went viral in 2016 with a similar tribute to the late Phife Dog.

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*First Published: Mar 10, 2017, 12:10 pm CST