"Wished I had told ooh was the only one (uh oh!) / But it'..." (Kanye West – Gone) | accepted

The track samples Otis Redding’s classic song “It’s Too Late”.

"The Cool" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | rejected

The reverb/echo of Lupe’s voice here eventually fades into the instrumental, which is comprised of a somber piano line and a weeping orchestral strings. By the song’s end, all that’s left is the mournful harmonizing of a choir for two full riffs.

Creepy, indeed.

"No heaven up above ya, no hell underneath ye / And no one..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

As elaborated on in the songs “The Cool”, “Real Recognize Real”, and “Superstar”, The Cool was rejected from both Heaven AND Hell. … Wow, somebody must have been bad!

"And seek unholy grails like a fool" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

The Holy Grail is the legendary chalice that is said to have once contained Jesus Christ’s blood that dripped out of his side after his crucifixion. One of his disciples, legend has it, sailed with the cup all the way to England, where it has since been “lost” and searched for endlessly ever since. (I smell “Da Vinci Code”!!)

By ‘'seek unholy grails’‘, though, he means to go after things such as money, hookers, drugs… y'know, the cool stuff.

"Come these are the tales of the cool" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Other songs detailing the misadventures of The Cool and related characters are “The Cool”, “Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)”, “The Die”, “Superstar”, “Put You On Game”, “He Say, She Say”, “Real Recognize Real”, and “Streets On Fire”.

"My new lady gave me Mercedes and a necklace with a solid ..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

The Streets wears a locket necklace and gives the key to Michael (literally “the key to the streets”). Metaphorically, the key also “unlocks” other items such as fancy cars and drugs to sell and profit from. In addition, a “key”, or “ki”, is slang for two pounds (a kilo) of cocaine (“raw”).

"Quote to a crying dishonored baby momma / Whose the momma..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Here’s what is arguably the saddest part of the whole story: Michael Young History abandons his baby momma and his daughter, just like his own dad did him. It’s just an endless cycle…

Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest | accepted

The line in the second verse should read “Quote, to a cryin' dishonored baby momma whose the momma to the daughter that I had fathered from afar.”

Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest | accepted

The line in Lupe’s second verse “one times my sunshine will never hurt your soul”…

Should actually read “one time missing sunshine will never hurt your soul.”

He was alluding to two songs of his own off his previous album, Food and Liquor. The songs' titles were “Sunshine” and “Hurt Me Soul”; both are fan favorites and are considered classics by critics.

"Can you feel it (can you feel it) / Is what I got asked /..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | rejected

It is here that we learn that Michael Young History actually already was in love BEFORE his affair with The Streets, and has since snubbed this woman’s love for a life with The Streets and The Game.

Notice the negative implications of “Game got my soul”. It’s as if Michael Young History sold his soul to the Devil. Sounds pretty bad, if you ask me…