This is a prelude to "The Cool" from Fiasco's debut album. In this song The Cool, who is a character from Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor album, and The Game, who is a female antagonist introduced on this album, discuss ideal candidates for a life of crime. Fiasco, who is critical of much of the Hip-Hop moral outlook, also introduces on the album a third character, The Streets, who is The Game's lover. He uses the 3 of them to critique the hustler aesthetic that is so often seemingly promoted by rap artists.
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool was described on Fiasco's MySpace site as "a multi-character concept album detailing the 'damaging influences and corrupt allure' of post-millennial Urban America."
Fiasco's first 2 albums both begin with a brief rumination by his sister, Iesha Jaco, on social and political topics. The Chicago rapper explained to the San Diego Union-Tribune January 10, 2008: "I want her to shine so she can never say she had nothing to do with my career! But, really, we share some of the same ideals because of our parents. Spoken-word is to the point and abrasive, so I wanted to open up the albums with her, and say: 'Hey, listen! Pay attention!'"