And you say: Chi city!
Chi city! Chi city!

from Kanye West (Ft. Chris Martin) – Homecoming Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The first hint that the entire song is about Chicago.

This an allusion to Grand Puba’s “I Like It” where he says “and they say New York City!”

Also an allusion to the song “Chi-City” by fellow Chicagoan rapper Common. Chi-City

Kanye previously used this line, in the form of scratched vocals, at the end of “Breathe In Breathe Out.”

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