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As Hip-Hop turns 50, what better place to celebrate than a New York City subway?

(SOUNDBITE OF LL COOL J SONG, "MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT")

SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Sarah McCammon. It's the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, and what better place to celebrate than a New York City subway? The Metropolitan Transit Authority is issuing limited-edition metro cards with photos of famous New York rappers like LL Cool J and Pop Smoke. They'll be available at a handful of stations in Queens and Brooklyn while supplies last. So if you're an MTA commuter, hurry to get yours. Just don't run on the platform.

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