I snuck up out the parks where niggas be living heartless
And cannot tell the difference between Iraqi, Israeli
And so I'm wondering really
What could you actually tell me
Cole is highlighting the ignorance of the people back from where he came from. By saying that they cannot tell the difference between Iraqi/Israeli, two very different countries with completely contrasting political and cultural ideologies, despite being geographically close, he is making a comment on how some people are solely focused on themselves and uneducated about other world issues and events.
This could also be a general comment about the ignorance of American foreign policy and awareness about other parts of the world as a whole. This is a criticism that has often been levelled at the American people, with such videos only furthering the stereotypes of the lack of cultural awareness and sensitivity:
Considering J Cole’s background, he is saying that he has come a long way from the company that he used to share and so feels that there is nothing you could teach him.
What could you actually tell him?
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit "Villuminati" by J. Cole Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box