King Of My City
A Boogie wit da Hoodie Lyrics


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Yeah

I'm from the Bronx, not Benny
I swear I don't even know why I did it
AP cost a hunnid and fifty
I be feeling like I'm drowning with it (drowning with it)
(If you tryna ride the wave)
(You should be afraid that you don't drown in it)
(I be feeling like the king of my city)
(From the Bronx, not Benny yeah, yeah)

500K that's just on the Richie
My nigga you don't wanna play with my city
Niggas die everyday in my city
Whole lotta young, wild niggas
(If you tryna ride the wave)
(You should be afraid that you might drown in it)
I be feeling like the king of my city
And every nigga with me wearing Amiri

Headshot like pow, nigga
Headshot like pow, nigga
Hit him twice make sure you don't miss him
Them bullets in this pistol look like a missile
Headshot like pow, nigga
Hit 'em up, man down, nigga
Send a nigga on a motherfucking mission
It's fucked up, yeah I know they gone miss him
I am not with it, yeah
Try to play with me you might end up missing
VVS's Elliot, not Missy
Sorry miss, these Elliot VVS's
Long johns on just for the crills
Long johns on, crill tuckin'
If you gotta pay the bills fuck it
West side nigga, from the Bronx, yeah
Throw it up like LeBron, yeah
Thirty rounds on a hundred FN's
All my guys came with the shits
And they might get to bussin', yeah
If I like your necklace, yeah
Those guys might take off your necklace
Fuck a fight I ain't with the Tekken
Those guys might want you to check in

I'm from the Bronx, not Benny
I swear I don't even know why I did it
AP cost a hunnid and fifty
(I be feeling like I'm drowning with it)
If you tryna ride the wave
You should be afraid that you don't drown in it
I be feeling like the king of my city
From the Bronx, not Benny yeah, yeah

500K that's just on the Richie
My nigga you don't wanna play with my city
Niggas die everyday in my city
Whole lotta young, wild niggas
If you tryna ride the wave
You should be afraid that you might drown in it



I be feeling like the king of my city
And every nigga with me wearing Amiri

Overall Meaning

The song "King of My City" by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie talks about his life experiences and his rise to fame as a popular rapper. He proudly proclaims that he is from the Bronx, not Benny (referring to Benny Blanco, a famous music producer). A Boogie mentions his expensive AP watch that cost a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and despite its high price, it makes him feel like he's drowning. He warns others who want to ride the wave of his success to be careful not to drown in it.


The rapper also talks about the dangers present in his city, where he has witnessed many people dying. Despite these risks, he still feels like he's the king of his city. He mentions that he and his entourage all wear Amiri, a luxury brand known for its denim apparel.


The second verse of the song talks about A Boogie's gang affiliations and the danger that comes with it. He mentions using firearms with bullets that look like missiles and the power they hold to take someone's life. He cautions others against trying to mess with him and his crew or else they risk missing, with the Elliot VVS's (a reference to a high-quality diamond) being the last thing they see.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm from the Bronx, not Benny
I represent the Bronx, not the nearby suburb of Benny


I swear I don't even know why I did it
I don't know why I got into the rap game, but I did


AP cost a hunnid and fifty
My Audemars Piguet watch cost $150,000


I be feeling like I'm drowning with it (drowning with it)
I feel overwhelmed and suffocated by the success and the expensive things that come with it


If you tryna ride the wave
If you want to be successful like me


You should be afraid that you don't drown in it
You should be cautious and careful because success can be overwhelming and lead to downfall


I be feeling like the king of my city
I feel like I am the most successful and most influential artist in my city


From the Bronx, not Benny yeah, yeah
Just to reiterate, I am from the Bronx, not from Benny


500K that's just on the Richie
I spent half a million dollars on a Richard Mille watch


My nigga you don't wanna play with my city
My city is dangerous, and you don't want to mess with it


Niggas die everyday in my city
There is a lot of violence in my city and people die frequently


Whole lotta young, wild niggas
There are a lot of young and reckless people in my city


And every nigga with me wearing Amiri
All the people with me are wearing the expensive Amiri clothing brand


Headshot like pow, nigga
I can take someone out with a single shot to the head


Hit him twice make sure you don't miss him
I shoot twice to ensure the person is dead


Them bullets in this pistol look like a missile
The bullets in my gun are large and intimidating


Hit 'em up, man down, nigga
I successfully took out my target


Send a nigga on a motherfucking mission
I am willing to send someone to do a dangerous or illegal task for me


It's fucked up, yeah I know they gone miss him
I am aware that taking someone's life is a messed up thing to do and people will miss them


VVS's Elliot, not Missy
My diamonds are high quality and from the brand Elliot, not Missy Elliott


Long johns on just for the crills
I am wearing long johns to conceal a firearm


If you gotta pay the bills fuck it
I am willing to do whatever it takes, even illegal activities, to make money


West side nigga, from the Bronx, yeah
I represent the west side of the Bronx


Throw it up like LeBron, yeah
I am gesturing like LeBron James does when he celebrates


Thirty rounds on a hundred FN's
I have multiple firearms with large magazines


All my guys came with the shits
The people I am with are dangerous and willing to do whatever is necessary


And they might get to bussin', yeah
They might start shooting if necessary


If I like your necklace, yeah
If I see a necklace I like


Those guys might take off your necklace
The people I am with might steal your necklace by force


Fuck a fight I ain't with the Tekken
I am not interested in a fair fight, I am willing to use weapons


Those guys might want you to check in
The people I am with might demand that you ask permission to be in their territory




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Artist Julius Dubose, Joseph Zoumboulias, Damil Coste, Shaun Thomas, Matthew Samuels

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Comments from YouTube:

YungSplash HM

A Boogie is a rapper/hip-hop artist but he delivers his music like a gospel singer pouring his heart out

Not Here

I hear no gospel singing... Just some original slaps, giving claps. More holes.

Jordan Exaviar

Boogie says it all the time he wants to be the rapping Michael Jackson and honestly that’s the vibe we get every time
“It’s a hip hop beat but I’m r&b’n”
🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐

Zagron1709

"He isnt a rapper he is an Artist he aint regular"

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Samuel Johnson

This was one of his best videos, surprised he directed it himself.

you’ll have to wait

Samuel Johnson umm.. videos aren’t difficult to direct 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️the industry wants you believe it is..

LOs’T FiLES

TowaiT a brand Not even that . Videos probably do come with difficulty to direct . however , a boogie is a very talented artist with a vision so I don’t even know why he is surprised .

Stoner

Really nigga ? Please

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derek cano

I remember being in high school bumping a boogie since he first dropped artist. Also going to school in the Bronx just made it that more meaningful. From the BX to the hills. Undoubtedly one of the best in the rap game.

abdi khalid

derek cano factito

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