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Ice Spice MetroCards hit NYC subways ahead of debut album ‘Y2K’

The public transportation cards are a part of the MTA’s celebration of hip-hop’s New York roots
Ice Spice (Photo credit: / Franklin Sheard Jr)

New York’s latest buzz is all about the Bronx’s rising rap star, Ice Spice, who has become the fresh face on 50,000 MetroCards. In a unique collaboration with Capitol Records, the MTA has rolled out these limited edition cards, stirring excitement among fans and subway riders alike.

Limited edition cards: A collector’s delight

Starting May 13, the Ice Spice MetroCards will be available at select subway stations, including Fordham Road 4, Fordham Road B/D, 34-Street–Penn Station A/C/E, and Times Square–42nd Street N/Q/R/W/S/1/2/3/7.

The buzz has been palpable, with social media footage showing long lines of eager fans waiting to get their hands on a piece of NYC rap history.

A tribute to hip-hop’s legacy

The MTA is no stranger to celebrating hip-hop culture. Last year marked the release of MetroCards featuring hip-hop icons like LL Cool J and Pop Smoke, commemorating the genre’s 50th anniversary. These collectible cards not only serve as a nod to the artists but also as a testament to hip-hop’s enduring influence in New York.

The inspiration behind Ice Spice’s Y2K

As anticipation builds for her debut album Y2K, Ice Spice has been making waves with her latest single, “Gimmie the Light.” The track — which samples Sean Paul’s 2002 hit — is accompanied by a vibrant video featuring a pink Range Rover, a nod to rap legend Cam’ron. In a recent interview, Spice credited her mother as her inspiration, embodying the spirit of the new millennium with iconic style cues like duck nails and brown lip liner.

With her debut album on the horizon and her face now traveling through the veins of the city on MetroCards, Ice Spice is poised to leave a lasting mark on the New York rap scene.

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