Followers flood Brooklyn subway stations for Infamous B.I.G. MetroCards

Followers of Biggie Smalls packed subway stations all through Brooklyn Saturday to achieve commemorative MetroCards honoring the late hip-hop rapper’s fiftieth birthday.

About 50,000 taking part in playing cards had been packed in MetroCard machines at 4 stations in Brooklyn, which was dwelling to Biggie, aka “Notorious B.I.G.”

People had been lined up about 100 at a time, prepared for hours on the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Coronary heart station for a crack at looking for among the many taking part in playing cards, which featured a portrait of the late rapper.

Many talked about it was correctly worth it.

“It was an prolonged, scorching two hours,” talked about Melissa Pajuelo, 30, of Brighton Seaside, after looking for 5 MetroCards. “Two are for me. One different two are for my boyfriend, and the ultimate one is for my homeboy.”

“It’s Biggie Smalls. He’s an icon,” she added. “Who’s not going to want this, being born and raised in Brooklyn?”

“I’m not even going to utilize the cardboard,” talked about Carmen Torres, 62, sporting a Biggie T-shirt. “I’m merely going to position it in a protected place.”

Park Slope resident Francesca Lando waited two hours to purchase six commemorative MetroCards that features Biggie Smalls.
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Flatbush resident Valentino Lucas wait more than 4 hours in sweltering heat to buy 30 MetroCards.
Flatbush resident Valentino Lucas wait better than 4 hours in sweltering heat to buy 30 MetroCards.
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Crown Heights resident Tatiana Wilkinson was more than happy to buy three MetroCards commemorating rap icon Biggie Smalls.
Tatiana Wilkinson of Crown Heights was greater than happy to buy three MetroCards commemorating rap icon Biggie Smalls.
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Cameron McGinn, 27, of Manhattan, talked about the MTA’s commemorative MetroCards had been a wise enterprise switch.

“I’ve always been an infinite Biggie fan,” he talked about. “This could be a cool method and a novel merchandise to get and current true fandom.”

“Clearly people are down for it,” he added. “I’d come once more for an extra.”

Long Island resident Juan Hernandez is seen buying MetroCards at Barclay Center’s subway station.
Prolonged Island resident Juan Hernandez buys Biggie MetroCards on the Barclays Coronary heart subway station.
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Some fans waited as long as four hours to buy MetroCards with a portrait of the late rapper Biggie Smalls.
Some followers waited as long as 4 hours to buy MetroCards with a portrait of the late rapper Biggie Smalls.
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One enterprising man tried to make some B.I.G bucks by scalping the commemorative taking part in playing cards to people trying to find to avoid the prolonged wait.

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“Forty bucks! Who wants it?” he shouted.

The MetroCards are one amongst some methods the Giant Apple is celebrating the fiftieth birthday of the late rap star, who was infamously gunned down and murdered in 1997 after leaving a Vibe event in Los Angeles. He was 24. The case nonetheless has not been solved.

B.I.G metrocards already being sold online on the first day it was released.
Scalpers are already posting extreme prices for the commemorative MetroCards.
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The Barclays Center honored Biggie Smalls’ 50th birthday.
The Barclays Coronary heart honored Biggie Smalls’ fiftieth birthday on Saturday.
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Biggie, whose precise title was Christopher Wallace, signed to Sean Combs’ Harmful Boy label when it launched in 1993. His debut album “Capable of Die” was launched a 12 months later to worldwide acclaim, and spawned hit singles along with “Giant Poppa” and “Juicy.”