Them the real ones, light a lighter for 'em

from Lupe Fiasco – BMF ( Building Minds Faster) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The people in the hook are, to a degree, model human beings, and Lupe’s paying his respects to them. Putting a lit lighter in the air is a form of remembering the dead, somewhat like pouring out a 40 for the fallen homies.

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