Aced every quiz but I wanted to pass the cool test

from Joe Budden (Ft. Crooked I, Joell Ortiz & Kaydence) – Skeletons Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He was intelligent enough to pass the class tests.
But to be among the ‘cool crowd’ you had to fail the class test in order to pass the cool test. It was more important to him to be cool.

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