But choppers go off in my hood like Iraq, Cuba, Tel Aviv

from Killer Mike (Ft. Bun B, T.I. & Trouble) – Big Beast Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Choppers is slang for AK-47 the most popular assault rifle in the world. The bullets used in the AK-47 are 7.62. The round can literally chop you in half. Iraq, Tel Aviv and Cuba are constantly in armed conflict. The AK-47 is the most popular rifle used in these ongoing conflicts and is used by military and guerillas. T.I. states that his hood is no different constantly in armed conflict and the urban guerillas are strapped with the best “Russian Choppers”

Tel Aviv is, of course, a large city in Israel. Almost since the country’s founding in 1948, there has been often-violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, over 700,000 of whom were displaced in the creation of the Israeli state

For a superb take on the history of the conflict, see former Israeli resident Invincible’s song “People Not Places”

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