August Alsina - Downtown Lyrics




[Verse 1:]
Word got around that a nigga got shot
Heard a nigga drew down' and he bucked so his ass got popped
We was on my block trying to move these rocks
Trying to stack this cash on the low, gotta duck these cops
We was right off third and polock chilling in the back of the tracks
Niggas got packs, trying to get them racks
X5 I was riding in the back with the brother's' round kicking in the gat in my lap
17 had no dreams, drinking four loco's, Sprite and codeine
First class I was on lean, said fuck high-school, so I left Reed.

[Hook:]
No one told me life would be this way!
I swear nobody told me
Guess this is the game we chose to play
Crazy how it's always been the same!
People dying every day, that ain't nothing new
When you from downtown, downtown!
Out here tryna make a way
I won't let these niggas take me down-down, down!
(So I ride)
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
(So I ride)
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em

[Verse 2:]
Phone just RANG heard a nigga got got
He was over in the East last thing that he heard six shots
He ain't gettin' no love from the cops, nobody got caught
Real talk when I heard who it was, heart damn near stopped
Somebody done killed my brother, now I gotta get back
Let 'em know 'cause a nigga gotta feel that!
Sitting shotgun with the shot gun
When you hear the shots come, nigga don't run!
Already bad, it can only get worse
Hand full of steel 'cause the shit still hurts
Cut so deep when they put him in the hearse
Never saw 25, had to put him in the dirt.

[Hook:]
No one told me life would be this way!
I swear nobody told me
Guess this is the game we chose to play
Crazy how it's always been the same!
People dying every day, that ain't nothing new
When you from downtown, downtown!
Out here tryna make a way
I won't let these niggas take me down-down, down!
(So I ride)
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
(So I ride)
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em

[Verse 3:]
Once upon a time down town in the nine (9th ward)
Where they don't mind dying
Sworn to a life of crime, was a youngin' that only stood 5'5
Big money on his mind, clothes ain't wrinkled while his hands on his iron.
Shot six times right in front of my mom
Kind of 32, man, I'm lucky to survive
On a pac, juice real niggas don't die!
Bitch, I'm from Mazant slang crack on the same set
Blood stains at from a homie with his head cracked
O'Gs like A' wacks they've been doing this shit way back since A track.
And we yell where the gang at
You can get fame there from the way you're going to bang that
Shoot for the head watch how you aim that
Price on your head and we gon' take that
It's about to go down, you ain't about this then you better go now
Sun going down, keep it door down!
Everybody lay down. Ski mask down!
All you gonna see is my eyes and my frown
Last thing you hear is my gun going pow
It happens every day round my way
This ain't nothing new you grew up downtown.

[Hook:]
People dying every day, that ain't nothing new
When you from downtown, downtown!
I'm just trying to make a way,
I won't let these niggas take me down-down, down!
(So I ride)
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
(So I ride)
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em





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August Alsina Downtown Comments
  1. Just to Rate

    I hate this song

  2. Just to Rate

    This is one of the saddest songs I ever heard

  3. Nia Wright

    August alsina I love this song Downtown with Kidd Kidd

  4. Nia Wright

    August alsina I love this song Downtown with Kidd Kidd

  5. Kd Covst_EK

    23 Dec 2019

  6. Amy Cravener

    That's one of the realist songs an it's a shame but it's life

  7. Lisa Webb

    Still listening to this as 2020 is days away.💜🎄

  8. Mya Major

    Who else is here in December 2019 and know all the words

  9. California Girl

    So August was basically like a mafia boss, where he had goons to snatch the nigga up & put a pillowcase over his head & then take him to an unknown place where they won’t be traced, so he could kill his ass on behalf of his brother ? Cool .

  10. KannehTeddy Jina

    August x Tee Grizzly!! R.E.M

  11. Kevin Hall

    I swear Nobody told me...That part!!!!!

  12. Joan Normandeau

    6.8k people had teary eyes & accidentally hit dislike

  13. tanner Robertson

    Letssss goooo

  14. Eric Bells122

    August Alsina you're the man bruh, always feeling it like that. Much ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Ah Young Karimi

    December 2019? Almost 2020 👀

    Turtle Gang Mystics

    Ah Young Karimi yezzam

  16. J. Jesus

    ❤️😍
    Dezembro 2019

    Turtle Gang Mystics

    J. Jesus yessii

  17. mackayla kabler

    I'm still listening

  18. Krakadil

    Slowed one sound better (my oppinion)

  19. Jeff Westwood

    Rest in peace my cousin's Lonnie and Randy y'all were the best. Till we meet again fly high
    December 8 2014
    The day the music died!!

  20. Basty Cruz

    Hi I like is music is good

  21. Lisa Webb

    Dec 2019...August 💜🔥😘

  22. Critten Williams

    Was my shit

  23. Melanie Williams

    One of my favorite songs from August Alsina

  24. Qxpn 9

    Cj so cool came up real quick 💯

  25. Mo Nikole

    Lol no skinny jeans 😻

  26. DJ clue parkside

    . Timse paa JC d

  27. Beloved Royalty

    "I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE BIGGEST STORM OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"LEAVING MY ABUSIVE,TOXIC,NARCISSIST,HUSBAND AND MARRIAGE,AND I WANT TO THANK GOD AND JESUS FOR HOLDING ME DOWN AND GIVING ME THE COURAGE TO LEAVE THAT COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"AND 4 LOVING ME UNCONDITIONALLY WITH AGAPE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!""CUZ I AM A ROYAL,BEAUTIFUL,ELEGANT,SOPHISTICATED,AQUARIUS,STAR,UNIQUE,WISE,CONFIDENT,GODDESS,PRECIOUS,ABUNDANT,SUCCESSFUL,VICTORIOUS,BOSS BITCH,CREATIVE,LOVEABLE,LOVING,HONEST,LOYAL,ROMANTIC,DOWN 2 EARTH,SEXY,HUMANITARIAN,INTELLIGENT,INDEPENDENT,BLACK AND PUERTO RICAN,QUEEN,THAT DESERVES THE FINEST IN LIFE AND IN A RELATIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!";) "YOU HEARD ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ";)"

  28. bigl rom

    Deep life tune 2019 for life

  29. ingrid lafller

    Love you song ❤️🎶

  30. Zariha Olivo

    Ya guys talking about 2019 when his brother was shot ya need to know that 2019 isant what he’s talking about ya are rude R.I.P Melvin I feel your pain aguest I hope they find that idiot love you man may Melvin sleep in good ways man he could’ve lived his whole life this is what raps should be about not women sex or anything like that keep that same energy aguest 😘😘

  31. T Edmondson

    My shit!!!! And it hits home!!

  32. Nia Wright

    August alsina I love this song Downtown with Kidd Kidd

  33. Nia Wright

    August alsina I love this song Downtown with Kidd Kidd

  34. WE'RE BIANCO

    2019✌🏾🇦🇴

  35. Dickie Wiley

    Man I had that hantin ass pigs at my crib trying to track up my famliy fuck that shit fuck that pigs of them cops and my famliy being pigs doing there job ass I'm doing my thing being uh gangsta trying to put me away fuck that shit they can stay tha fuck away from me

  36. kaylee taylor

    why ya'll askin who listening in 2019 when 1st it says how long ago the comment was posted and 2nd like 60 other ppl have asked like chill

    yuqicutie

    kaylee taylor it’s so annoying they just chasing for likes

    kaylee taylor

    @yuqicutie I know, like that's all the comments are basically

  37. E'stephian Underwood

    My Bro Shot and sprayed up by a fuck nigga Miss you Bro and we shared the same Birthday month. Wish you was here everyday

  38. E'stephian Underwood

    R.I.P. My Bro.! 🙏🏽🙏🏽😞❤️ Miss you my nigga.!

  39. Medal Mold

    Who’s listening in 2020 🙏🏾❤️

  40. Lovlee Lita

    Kidd kidd🔥

  41. Daniel Vieira Vieira

    Very good song 2019

  42. Yacht C

    November 2019

  43. Redsteel 971

    Talk To them my friend

  44. Lamar Garrison

    In 2019 still 🔥🔥🔥

  45. Alexis Bravo

    Yeeeah 😎

  46. Coby Harris

    So I Riiiiidddeeee 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  47. Briana_bella_Britney Show

    My nephew was shot last year..birthday today.. RIH my dude..love ya

  48. Daniel Samuel

    anyone hoping for new music???

  49. Dawn Oak

    Auggie can u grant your biggest littlest fans christmas wish a tricycle he lives at 1670 so fredricka ave clearwater fl 33756

    Dawn Oak

    His grandma luvs u

  50. Aroun Deen

    Who Here in November 2019 ?

    Tena Whitt

    🙋🏽‍♀️

  51. bear savage

    Rest in paradise to my Big Bro P. Not a day goes by you aint with me in spirit.. To my Other brother Johnny who just left us yesterday.. We will all be togeather again someday. Family is forever. I'll hold down the rest of the fam for you. Always.

  52. TeeHuncho Music

    Rest Easy Twoine Ghizzle love you bro 💯🙏🏾

  53. Anton C Anton C

    still slap

  54. Jeremy Warren

    Shtt still bumping

  55. Patricia Rocha

    This song remind of my cousin Rickey he got shot and they burned him in his car i can't belive that see how cold hearted ppl are R.I.P COUSIN 💓

  56. J3Y B Szn

    Any listening in October 2019

  57. Renee P

    August is the best artist there is to not only rap but to actually sing and lyrics is all real! 2019 and many more years. Waiting on a come back come on fam we waiting for you hit us with a come back!

  58. Tai'Asiaa. Denisee.

    So much pain still i felt this in 2019 😔💔

  59. Jimmie G

    Good lyrics+Passion+Hook+Relatable+ 🔊 = 🔥🔥🔥

  60. Pam Morris

    Still listening 2019 , My Brother Was Recently Murdered On His Way To The Store .. the worst pain ever💔💔.

  61. Hella Foreign

    My brother was gunned down last year in December this song hits me every time . RIP Darwin 😢

  62. Candace Lions

    Hey I love y'all

  63. G Dollas

    I wish I could break everybody thumb that disliked this song this is too real

  64. ShO

    Jus ran back into this song I almost forgot yo

  65. Candace Lions

    He is my mersonary 9639

  66. my videos brown

    LYRICS [Word got around that a nigga got shot
    Heard a nigga drew down' and he bucked so his ass got popped
    We was on my block trying to move these rocks
    Trying to stack this cash on the low, gotta duck these cops
    We was right off third and polock chilling in the back of the tracks
    Niggas got packs, trying to get them racks
    X5 I was riding in the back with the brother's' round kicking in the gat in my lap
    17 had no dreams, drinking four loco's, Sprite and codeine
    First class I was on lean, said fuck high-school, so I left Reed.

    [Hook:]
    No one told me life would be this way!
    I swear nobody told me
    Guess this is the game we chose to play
    Crazy how it's always been the same!
    People dying every day, that ain't nothing new
    When you from downtown, downtown!
    Out here tryna make a way
    I won't let these niggas take me down-down, down!
    (So I ride)
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    (So I ride)
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em

    [Verse 2:]
    Phone just RANG heard a nigga got got
    He was over in the East last thing that he heard six shots
    He ain't gettin' no love from the cops, nobody got caught
    Real talk when I heard who it was, heart damn near stopped
    Somebody done killed my brother, now I gotta get back
    Let 'em know 'cause a nigga gotta feel that!
    Sitting shotgun with the shot gun
    When you hear the shots come, nigga don't run!
    Already bad, it can only get worse
    Hand full of steel 'cause the shit still hurts
    Cut so deep when they put him in the hearse
    Never saw 25, had to put him in the dirt.

    [Hook:]
    No one told me life would be this way!
    I swear nobody told me
    Guess this is the game we chose to play
    Crazy how it's always been the same!
    People dying every day, that ain't nothing new
    When you from downtown, downtown!
    Out here tryna make a way
    I won't let these niggas take me down-down, down!
    (So I ride)
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    (So I ride)
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em

    [Verse 3:]
    Once upon a time down town in the nine (9th ward)
    Where they don't mind dying
    Sworn to a life of crime, was a youngin' that only stood 5'5
    Big money on his mind, clothes ain't wrinkled while his hands on his iron.
    Shot six times right in front of my mom
    Kind of 32, man, I'm lucky to survive
    On a pac, juice real niggas don't die!
    Bitch, I'm from Mazant slang crack on the same set
    Blood stains at from a homie with his head cracked
    O'Gs like A' wacks they've been doing this shit way back since A track.
    And we yell where the gang at
    You can get fame there from the way you're going to bang that
    Shoot for the head watch how you aim that
    Price on your head and we gon' take that
    It's about to go down, you ain't about this then you better go now
    Sun going down, keep it door down!
    Everybody lay down. Ski mask down!
    All you gonna see is my eyes and my frown
    Last thing you hear is my gun going pow
    It happens every day round my way
    This ain't nothing new you grew up downtown.

    [Hook:]
    People dying every day, that ain't nothing new
    When you from downtown, downtown!
    I'm just trying to make a way,
    I won't let these niggas take me down-down, down!
    (So I ride)
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    (So I ride)
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
    Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em]

  67. Beloved Royalty

    "I MISS YOU BABY"💔😓💔

  68. Meel

    Just lost my brother this past September crazy how I had to listen to this song to see one path I could of taken in this life

  69. PrincessoftheYoutube Allie

    Who’s here in October 2019❤️

    Mcdonald RimZz

    Here Nov 2019 lol kkkk

  70. PrincessoftheYoutube Allie

    Who ever doesn’t like this song needs to get their ears checked because this song is so amazing

    M O N 3 Y K

    folks have different taste in music

  71. Curt Ko' CooL

    7ove❤

  72. Wolf Gangz

    This nigga 10 times better then yk virus

  73. Wolf Gangz

    This nigga 10 times better then yk virus

  74. Tamyka Dockery

    Hell yeah this shit still bumpin🤩🤩🤩

  75. Kudalis Zendaya Bi Berdeng Jade

    I realy love his song much much im in love this negga👉💑💑💑💑💑💑💑💑💑💑❤❤❤

  76. Roberto Guerrero

    Ho ho ho 🙊🙀👅tiza

  77. Binish Babu

    Alzzeeeee.. LOOT with the BILLIONz.. layback in cornerstore

  78. Roberto Guerrero

    Es el mejor 😎😲💥🔫

  79. Brenda Herrera

    No one told me life wold be this way

  80. Willie Green

    I lost my daughter in this is how i feel

  81. johnny diaz

    Where the fucc is the new jams I love these jams and my boy ran out wtf homie I bump your shit and you need to come out with some new shit

  82. LITTY A&S

    2019👀👀🖤🖤

  83. T-rev

    My brother was gunned down too, so i feel his pain R.I.H Dom 🙌🏾🤴🏾

  84. Rin

    Who’s here cuz of the Decaf Remix 🔥🔥🔥

  85. Charlie H

    My brother was shot and killed by a rival gang when he was 23 and left 2 kids behind. I was 18.. 2019 and listening

  86. qjmad

    All the views came from bass heads lol🔈🔉🔊

    Rin

    qjmad fr 🔥🔥

  87. Asia Cairo

    Who’s here listening in 2019

  88. Minyuana Walker

    This song has so much pain in it🥺💯 here in September 2019!! 😌

  89. Seth H

    The rebassed version is better, but i got love for the original :)

  90. GD Aehzo

    Decaf is better

  91. Lorenzo Chapman

    🎶🎶🎶🎶SO I RIDE!!!!

  92. Valeromathings ` Valeromathings `

    I love~ it! The cemetary, is so beautiful! ¥ ❤❤❤

  93. Marrii Wade

    Who's still listening 2019

  94. CrazyChapa

    2.0.1.9

  95. Samatha W

    september 19, 2019??????👀👀👀

  96. apocalyptic Shiloh

    That shit hit me, my big bro died at the age of 23. With a young son. Fuck pussy niggas. I swear

  97. Whitney Dorsey

    His hardest song!!!! I love it...