And we know, "New Jack City" got to keep my brother

from Kanye West – Big Brother Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the film New Jack City, a drug boss called Nino Brown places family above all else, often asking his brother G Money “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Similarly, Kanye recognizes how important his “big brother” Jay is to him.

SPOILER ALERT:

Nino kills G Money at the end of the movie, so perhaps Nino was not his brother’s keeper at all.

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