But I'd like to thank the streets that drove me crazy

from Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Jill Scott) – Daydreamin' Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

From Lupe daydreaming that the ghetto he lives in, which takes lives all around him, is a playful child’s toy to the more literally sarcastic display of nostalgia at everything that is going on around him: “Such a beautiful day”. Why would Lupe chalk all of that rich meaning up to something so cliché, apologetic, and stupid. The last line is meant to be sarcastic.

Everything, good or bad, makes us who we are. If we want to be at peace with ourselves we have to accept the bad with the good

“The streets that drove me crazy” could also be referring to the character of The Streets that drove Michael Young to fame and a crazy lifestyle.

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