Hawke's Bay police issue warning after someone played a full 2Pac song on police radio

Headlines 16/11/2021

Hawke's Bay police have issued a warning that interference with a police radio is a prosecutable offence, after someone played a full 2Pac song on the police radio channel.

Pac's 1996 number "Shorty Wanna Be A Thug" was broadcast in full over a four-minute period on Wednesday afternoon about 1.30pm.

The track by Shakur features on the iconic "All Eyez on Me" album and includes explicit lyrics that talk about the dangers of a young man entering a gangster lifestyle, which is a somewhat problematic subject matter for police radio.

Police have not yet commented on this incident sepcifically, but a spokesperson said any interference with a police radio was deemed a risk to public safety.

"Anyone caught doing so may be prosecuted under sections 113 and 114 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 for transmitting radio waves without a licence."

Despite the somewhat illegal nature of the act, it does again prove that 2Pac truly has music for everyone.