Subway Sensation

Ice Spice is joining New Yorkers on their subway rides

Like, New York City subway rides just got better thanks to Ice Spice.

A native of the Bronx, an NYC borough, Ice Spice is proud to rep where she’s from. The 24-year-old rapper rose to fame and social media notoriety off of her EP Like..?, featuring songs such as “Munch, “Bikini Bottom,” and “Princess Diana.” With her debut album, Y2K, around the corner, the “People’s Princess” has something in store for New Yorkers.

NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), announced that they would be releasing metro cards with Ice Spice’s image on them. The cards will be available at four different subway stations, two in the Bronx and two in Manhattan, for the standard price of a metro card ($1). But make sure to snag one while you can, as they’re only 50,000 cards available.

The news comes after Ice Spice released the songs “Think U the Sh*t (Fart)” and “Gimme A Light” from her upcoming album. Aside from racking up hits with bestie producer RiotUSA and pop superstar Taylor Swift, the Gen Z sensation scored a coveted spot on the Barbie soundtrack, along with fellow NYC rapper and queen of the Barbz, Nicki Minaj. The soundtrack feature also scored Ice Spice two Grammy nominations, one for Best Rap Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media, to go along with her other two Grammy nominations for a total of four this year. 

Not bad for an artist with one EP under their belt. Now, it’s time for Ice Spice’s Y2K era, which, if you guessed it, is going to heavily feature a “Y2K” aesthetic. Fun fact: Ice Spice was born on January 1, 2000. In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the 24-year-old disclosed that her mother’s Y2K aesthetic was essentially the blueprint for her album and its rollout. 

“Thankfully, I had my mom, so growing up I’d see her really embody the Y2K aesthetic in its truest form,” Ice Spice said in the interview. “It’s duck nails, it’s a tramp stamp. It’s brown lip liner, no matter where you go. So thankfully, I had her as my inspo growing up. And of course just like the internet, you feel me? Just like anyone else.”

While we don’t have a release date for Y2K, the album is due out later this year. In the meantime, grab an Ice Spice metro card from any of these subway stations in NYC.

  • Fordham Rd (4 train)
  • Fordham Rd (B/D trains)
  • 34 St-Penn Station (A/C/E trans)
  • Times Square-42 St (N/Q/R/W/S/1/2/3/7 trans)

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