But now this higher learning got the Remy in me
A play on Remy Martin…Remy was also a character in the 1995 movie Higher Learning. He starts off as a shy, lonely white guy, who gets into a couple run-ins with black classmates. He turns to a white supremacist group to combat feeling powerless, eventually shooting up a multi-ethnic peace rally and then killing himself. Jay compares his decision to jump into the drug trade to Remy joining the group, as they both end up corrupting.
Also, Remy Martin is a brand of cognac. So Jay is also saying that all of his knowledge about the ugly world of drug dealers leads him to drinking to try and forget it.
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