EFENew York City, US

Thousands of New York fans of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G, aka Biggie Smalls, queued for hours Saturday to get their hands on a limited edition subway card commemorating what would have been his 50th birthday.

A total of 50,000 MetroCards were sold at three stations in the district of Brooklyn where the musical legend was born.

"I've been waiting four-and-a-half hours, so when it's my turn I'm going to buy a subway card for every hour I've been waiting," fan and collector Santron told EFE at the Clinton-Washington Ave station, wearing a T-shirt with the rapper's face.