PHOTOS: MTA to release special-edition MetroCards for Biggie’s 50th birthday

Notorious  BIG MetroCard
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York City is gearing up for the birthday celebration of the late rap icon, The Notorious B.I.G.

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The MTA will sell a special edition MetroCard featuring Biggie — born Christopher Wallace — for his would-be 50th birthday on Saturday, May 21st.

Biggie MetroCard
Photo credit MTA

The MetroCard will be sold at the Lafayette Ave., Clinton-Washington Ave., and Atlantic Ave.–Barclays Center subway stations near Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood where he grew up.

Biggie's 50th Bday MetroCard
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The Empire State Building will also be lit up in red the same night, with a crown spinning in its mast.

The Barclays Center will feature a video montage of the late rapper that will be displayed above the venue’s entrance.