The D.A. who tried him was lyin'
A white dude, killed his mother during the case
Hung jury, now the D.A. is being replaced

from Nas – Get Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The district attorney was giving some false testimony to convict Nas’s friend, and it was hard for his mother to hear. This wasn’t enough to convict him, the jury can’t reach a verdict. Instead of letting him walk free, they get a new D.A.

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