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August Alsina

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Transcript of August Alsina

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August was born Sept. 3, 1992 in New Orleans, Louisiana, although his family didn't have ain't type of musically talent; He was inspired to sing by Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2. August uploaded his first video of him singing in 2007 at age 14, his first song he sang was "Hypothetically" by Lyfe Jennings. With both is father and stepfather battling the addition of crack cocaine his mother decided to move to Houston Texas for a fresh new start after Hurricane Katrina.
August Alsina
"Downtown"
Song lyrics
"nobody Knows"
Nobody knows what I go through
Wish you could put yourself inside my shoes
You got friends that ain't friends no more
They don't understand the life I chose
See the money and the fame
It can hurt everything you love
Got the people that depend on me
And they can't get enough
They don't know what I'm going through
They don't know what I'm going through
[Verse 1:]
Nobody saw the struggle they just see the reward
They focused on the peace but they never saw the war
Homies I started with ain't make it till the end
They used to be my niggas now we ain't friends
Long as I'm putting niggas on it be all good
Soon as I tell them that I can't they the first to go
I see em tryin to come around since I'm out the hood
But I see 'em being fake so I let 'em know
I got alot to know

[Hook:]
Nobody knows what I go through
Wish you could put yourself inside my shoes
You got friends that ain't friends no more
They don't understand the life I chose
See the money and the fame
It can hurt everything you love
Got the people that depend on me
And they can't get enough
They don't know what I'm going through
They don't know what I'm going through

[Verse 2:]
Now everybody ran out with their hand out
Maybe cause I stand out
See me in the videos
Thinking that I'm cashing out
They don't see my homies with the notices on their house
They just think I'm eating so they sitting with an open mouth
Playing mac saying I should give 'em this and buy em that
I remember back when I was hurting, working selling crack
Where were all these niggas at claiming they my fam
If I lost it all tomorrow I know they won't give a damn

[Hook:]
Nobody knows what I go through
Wish you could put yourself inside my shoes
You got friends that ain't friends no more
They don't understand the life I chose
See the money and the fame
It can hurt everything you love
Got the people that depend on me
And they can't get enough
They don't know what I'm going through
They don't know what I'm going through
August Alsina
Information about August
August at 14
years old
[Verse 1: August Alsina]
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 pollock chillin' in the back of the track, niggas got packs, trying to get them racks
X5 I was riding in the back with the brother's' round kicking with the gat in my lap
17 had no dreams, drinking 4 LOKO, Sprite and codeine
First class I was so lean, then fuck high-school, so I left green
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

[Hook: August Alsina]
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 downtown, down
(So I riiiiiiiiide) 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 riiiiiiiiide) 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: [August Alsina]
Phone just ringing heard a nigga got got
He was over on the East last thing that he heard six shots
He ain't getting no love from the cops, nobody got caught
Real talk when I heard who it was, my heart near damn stop
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 'em in the dirt
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

[Hook]

[Verse 3: Kidd Kidd]
Once upon a time downtown in the 9 (9th ward), what it don't mind dyin'
Sworn to a life of crime, was a youngin' only stood 5'5, big money on his mind
Clothes ain't wrinkled while his hands on the iron, shot six times run in front of my mom (dear lord)
Kind of 32, man, I'm looking to survive on a +Pac, Juice+ real niggas don't die
Bitch, I'm from A-town (huh), slang crack on the same side, blood stains there from a homie with his head cracked (blaow)
Home Gs like A' wacks they'll be doing this shit way back since A track (free PJ)
And we get around, you can't get, you can get fame there from the way you go and bang that
Truth from the head watch how you aim that, price on your head and we gonna take that
It's about to go down, you ain't about this then you better go now
Sun going down, keep it going down, everybody lay down ski mask down (huh)
All you gonna see is my eyes and my frown, last thing you hear is my gun going pow
It ha
ppens every day while I'm away, this ain't nothing new you grew up downtown - HUH
!
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