The D.A. says they got me on a felony
I'm trying to live my life, so what the fuck is you telling me?
The streets are war, that's what brothers carry weapons for

from Gang Starr – JFK 2 LAX Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

the D.A. (district attorney) says Guru has committed a felony, but Guru says he wasn’t harming anyone, and that he needs to protect himself because of the danger of the streets

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