There's 8 million stories in the city it's a pity

from A Tribe Called Quest (Ft. Large Professor) – Keep It Rollin' Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

New York City has a population of over 8 million people and each individual has a different background, story, struggle, etc.

The “8 million stories” phrase originates from the 1948 film The Naked City, a murder mystery set in Manhattan. Kurtis Blow later made a hit song based around the phrase. And Phife has a cut called “8 Million Stories” on this very album.

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