THE MTA WILL RELEASE LIMITED-EDITION BIGGIE METROCARDS FOR HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY

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NYC is marking Biggie Smalls 50th birthday with a holographic Empire State Building tribute, Barclays center video montage, limited edition metro cards and more, Via BKmag

Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., would have turned 50 this Saturday and the borough of his birth is spreading love.

The MTA is celebrating Brooklyn’s own by selling 50,000 limited-edition MetroCards honoring the rapper at four Brooklyn stations. Biggie’s face will be splashed across the cards, which will go on sale May 21 at 12:01 a.m. on a “first come, first serve basis.” The cards themselves will be randomly loaded into the MetroCard vending machines, meaning “customers are not guaranteed” to get one, so it’s also a clever ploy by the transit authority to raise a little cash. Hate the game, not the player.

The cards will only be available at subway stations nearby where he lived, including at the Lafayette Avenue C station, Clinton-Washington Avenue C and G stations, and the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center stop. One of the Clinton-Washington stations will also get a Biggie-themed takeover, courtesy of Amazon Music starting, featuring the iconic image of the rapper wearing a crown.

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