And, concequently, a thematic line in the movie New Jack City
. An intrical part of the plot of this movie is two best friends starting out in the 80's as small time drug-dealing
and gangsta entrepreneurs
and gradually becoming rich and successful with the introduction of crack to the streets
and their embracing the business it provided them.
This line was exchanged between them toward the beginning when they were still level headed
and close; the response was 'yes I am' accompanied by smiles and hugs.
Towards the end of the flick, when money was starting to drive Nino a little crazy and power-happy
, the line was repeated again. This time it resulted in Nino's tearful response of 'yes I am' right before shooting
his crack-addicted bro in the head.