Young brother, big city, eight million stories
At the time (in 2001), when the album came out), there were about 8 million people living in New York City (what he refers to when he says, “big city”).
Of course, everyone has their own story. Referring to himself when he says, “young brother”, his story is just one of very many.
Possibly a reference to the song 8 Million Stories.
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