Followers and Brooklynites can rejoice what would have been Infamous B.I.G.’s fiftieth birthday in a particular manner: with commemorative MetroCards.
On Saturday, Might 21, the MTA will supply 50,000 of the restricted version playing cards honoring the enduring Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace, identified to the lots as Infamous B.I.G.
The restricted version MetroCards will function a portrait of Wallace, additionally identified colloquially as Biggie Smalls, on the reverse facet. They are going to be obtainable beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday on a primary come, first serve foundation.
The playing cards will solely be obtainable at MTA merchandising machines on the following stations in Central Brooklyn:
- Lafayette Avenue “C” Station;
- Clinton-Washington Avenues “C” and “G” stations;
- Atlantic Ave – Barclays Heart Station
Wallace grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant earlier than releasing two Grammy-nominated studio information. His success was reduce brief by his stunning and tragic demise on the age of 24.
Not solely was Infamous B.I.G. a well-liked rap artist within the Nineteen Nineties, he’s nonetheless thought-about one of many biggest rappers of all time.
This won’t be the primary time the MTA has branded their MetroCards with popular culture icons. In 2018, scores of followers crowded a decrease Manhattan subway station for an opportunity to get restricted version David Bowie-inspired MetroCards. A transfer that was a part of an immersive David Bowie exhibition that had taken over the Broadway-Lafayette subway station at the moment.
The station was lined with wall-size photographs of Bowie impressed artwork, quotes from the late singer, and lyrics on the steps within the station.
It got here somewhat greater than a yr after straphangers flocked to subway stations across the metropolis for Supreme-branded MetroCards.