The chain remains, the gang is intact

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Jay rhymes that the “the chain remains,” which is a double entendre referring to the famous Roc-A-Fella chain (necklace) and to Roc-A-Fella’s roster of artists, who are linked together like a chain or a chain gang (metaphorically)

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