"The ones that had deadbeat daddies and well to do mommas ..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Lupe Fiasco is making a reference to an earlier song of his, “He Say She”, off 2005’s “Food & Liquor”, with these lines. The song concerns the story of a little boy who has been abandoned by his father and is being left to be raised alone by his single mother. This little boy eventually becomes so disillusioned and disheartened by his father’s absence that he started failing school and cutting up in class. This little boy grew up to be none other than Michael Young History.

Sad story, isn’t it?

"That was just the eye of the Unger, Felix / Cause he is t..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Felix Unger was a character from “The Odd Couple” who had a compulsive need to clean everything.

Lupe claiming that he is the “cleanest” of the new rappers coming on the scene means that he is better than all the rest and already at a higher level above them (“clean” and “fresh” are slang for “good”).

Also, notice, “the eye”, as in “the eye of a hurricane.”

Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest | rejected

The line in the second verse “and e'erything’s ivory” should actually be “and e'erything’s irie,” which is a reggae word used to describe something that is all right. This means that everything’s okay and normal. Get it?

"E'eryting's irie," (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | rejected

Everything.

It’s just slang, dude.

"And pray to God that the flood subside / Cause you gonna ..." (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

The “rain” conceit is extended by these lines. Here, Lupe channels the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark and The Flood. He also manages to slip in some sly product placement for Subway and their spokesperson Jared Gogle, who famously lost weight by going on an all-Subway diet, while also channeling the word submarine, which would probably be the only thing that could make it nowadays in a flood.

Lupe just really likes to give Rap Genius a run for its money.

"No weather man could ever stand when her and I came" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Lupe continues to play with the “rain” theme he started in the previous verse by bringing up the weather man not being able to stand “what her and I can”, which is deliberately pronounced “hurricane” by Lupe here. Clever!

"Her and I, caine" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

“Came” could mean “cum”, the fluids ejaculating from the body during sex.

Or Lupe could just be talking about wherever these two go for walks.

Or is it both?

"The Trinity," (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

In Christian doctrine, The Trinity is comprised of God the Father (Jehovah), God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.

This Trinity, however, is far from anything saintly, being comprised of The Game, The Streets, and The Cool. Satanic joke, maybe?

"Reign" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Again, reign = rain.

"A match made in Heaven set the fires in Hell" (Lupe Fiasco – The Coolest) | accepted

Fan favorite here, this line showcases Lupe’s legendary wordplay. Matches, of course, set fires. “Match” also means two people that have been set up to go on a date and find they are well suited. Along these lines, “a match made in Heaven” refers to an ideal couple. Instead, this pairing “set the fires in Hell”, hell being the fiery eternal place of damnation for lost souls. Note, too, the contradictory juxtaposition of Heaven and Hell in the line.

Lupe is smart!