AUGUST ALSINA feat KIDD KIDD - Downtown

This song is from the album Downtown: Life Under the Gun(2013), released on Aug 20, 2013.
August has a very peculiar way of singing his songs. The production and the execution feels very interesting. The message that he says through his songs are also great. The background music felt nice, and the rhythm felt smooth. The bass could have been slightly improved, but it does serve the music right.
SongRating: 8/10

Requested By Christian Felix
Scale: E Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 120
[INTRO] Em C Em C x4
[VERSE]
Em                                  C
Word got around that a nigga got shot
                   Em                                     C
Heard a nigga drew down' and he bucked so his ass got popped
        Em                                C
We was on my block trying to move these rocks
                      Em                                  C
Trying to stack this cash on the low, gotta duck these cops
                   Em
We was right off 3rd and Pollock chillin' in the back of the track
 C
Niggas got packs, trying to get them racks
Em
X5 I was riding in the back
           C
With the brother's fried chicken and the gat in my lap
Em                   C
17 had no dreams, drinking 4 LOKO, Sprite and codeine
Em                              C
First class I was on lean, said fuck high-school, so I left Reed

[PRE-HOOK]
Em               C                 Em
No one told me life would be this way
C
I swear nobody told me
Em                 C                  Em
Guess this is the game we chose to play
                  C
Crazy how it's always been the same

[HOOK]
Em
People dying every day
 C                                      Em      C
That ain't nothing new when you from downtown, downtown
Em
Out here trying to make a way
C                                    Em       C
I won't let these niggas take me downtown, down
              Em                             C
(So I ride) riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Em                              C
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
              Em                            C
(So I ride) riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Em                              C
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em

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

[PRE-HOOK]
Em               C                 Em
No one told me life would be this way
C
I swear nobody told me
Em                 C                  Em
Guess this is the game we chose to play
                  C
Crazy how it's always been the same

[HOOK]
Em
People dying every day
 C                                      Em      C
That ain't nothing new when you from downtown, downtown
Em
Out here trying to make a way
C                                    Em       C
I won't let these niggas take me downtown, down
              Em                             C
(So I ride) riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Em                              C
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
              Em                            C
(So I ride) riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Em                              C
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em

[VERSE]
Em
Once upon a time downtown in the 9 (9th ward)
Em
Where they don't mind dyin'
Em
Sworn to a life of crime, was a youngin' only stood 5'5
C
Big money on his mind
                Em
Clothes ain't wrinkled while his hands on his iron
         C
Shot six times right in front of my mom (dear lord)
       Em
Had a .32, man, I'm lucky to survive
            C
On that Pac "Juice" real niggas don't die
                   Em
Bitch, I'm from A-town (huh), slang crack on the same sac
C
Blood stains there from a homie with his head cracked (blaow)
 Em
Home Gs like A-Wax
            C
They been doing this shit way back since A-Track (free PJ)
        Em
And we yell "Rida Gang Act"
        C
You can get fame there from the way you go and bang that
   Em
Truth from the head watch how you aim that
 C
Price on your head and we gonna take that
Em
It's about to go down
                 C
You ain't about this then you better go now
          Em
Sun going down, keep the 'dow down
              C
Everybody lay down, ski mask down (huh)
              Em
All you gonna see is my eyes and my frown
                C
Last thing you hear is my gun going pow
               Em
It happens every day round my way
                    C
This ain't nothing new you grew up downtown - huh!

[HOOK]
Em
People dying every day
 C                                      Em      C
That ain't nothing new when you from downtown, downtown
Em
Out here trying to make a way
C                                    Em       C
I won't let these niggas take me downtown, down
              Em                             C
(So I ride) riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Em                              C
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
              Em                            C
(So I ride) riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
Em                              C
Riding on these niggas, I be riding, I be riding on 'em
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