Swearin you got pull
When the only pull you got is the wool over your eyes

from Black Star (Ft. Common) – Respiration Lyrics on Rap Genius


To have “pull” in the streets is to have power and influence; cats claim they have pull, but are really having the wool pulled over their eyes (an idiomatic English phrase meaning to be tricked or bamboozled) by those in power. The context here: blacks are fighting one another for power and influence in minor fields like drugs and rap, while the real levers of financial and military power are held by others who keep them in check.

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