Empire State Building lit to honor The Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- The Empire State Building was lit in red and white with a crown saying '50' in honor of what would have been Biggie Smalls' 50th birthday.

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The Empire State Building had a light show in honor of what would have been Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday.

Lines were extremely long for commemorative MetroCards with a portrait of the rap icon.

The cards went on sale just after midnight at vending machines in Central Brooklyn. The cards are already popping up on eBay with someone asking $5,000.

Biggie was born and raised in Brooklyn.

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