Who Sang Can I Get a Witness? Run‐D.M.C.

Run‐D.M.C. Down With the King cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-5-4
length: 3:37
producer: Jermaine Dupri
engineer: Phil Tan
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[Chorus:Repeat x4]
Can you kick it like I kick it when I kick this,
Can I get a witness? (Yes you can!)

New jacks better back up, before they get smacked up
By the are-you-N-D-M-see (that's where it's at cuz)
Known as the tough cats, kickin' tough rough raps
In jeans, leather jackets, my Adidas and gangster hats
A ?? ?? ??, yo here we go
I'm tired of brothers tryin to front like they don't hear me though
Knowin' if it wasn't for me, they wouldn't be able
Cause I'm the man with the hand that rocked the cradle, uhh
A lot of punk for the chunk baby that's a bet
Album number seven and we still ain't finished yet
I didn't get old, I got better at the craft
Sat back and watched you try to kick it but you made us laugh
So get back, you already had your chance to dance
You proved you had no waist to fit in this man's pants
Word to God, I'm back fo' sho'
Hollis Queens gettin' wreck so act like you know


As I spit this and get this out of my throat
I need a witness to get with this, take notes
Great quotes like boats float flowin' so dope
Never givin' up hope, nope, know what I wrote
I'ma saver spectator educator entertainer
You want to ask me, can't be now or later
I'm a rough rugged person, been that way from the start
Darryl Mack got the knack to put the H in heart
(And it ain't no fun, to step to D and Run
But if you want to step up, step up and get that *** - done)
A reporter with recorder was recordin' the slaughter
As I'm peepin' 'cross the border leapin' water keepin' order
Lit it up like a spliff, get a whiff of this hit
Cause I flick em like bits, and I bust 'em like zits
Dippin' down to grip this microphone I rip this
I'm glad not sad I flipped this, now can I get a witness


Can I get a witness, can I hit a, never been ?? fitness
Don't play like I'm bitter, when you come with your best
And I make a suggestion save it David with your bull
Cause you're full of congestion
Soft? Never me, never get more hard
The King of Kings, Lord of Lords, is the one Lord God
Can I can I get a witness ?? ?? next
To my God, DJ Run and I kick it

Suckers suckers suckers
Suckers get flipped when I start to flip
Slip in a clip when they die I dip
Still spray a gun, see how DJ Run
Leave a sucker stunned, gettin' ill to the drum
Mic check and I wreck and I'm second to none
Accept it don't regret it I expect to get dumb
So don't you forget this, we'll put you on the hit list
To stick ya stick ya wicked wickedest can I get a witness


CD 1
  • 1 Down With the King
  • 2 Come On Everybody
  • 3 Can I Get It, Yo
  • 4 Hit ’em Hard
  • 5 To the Maker
  • 6 3 in the Head
  • 7 Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do
  • 8 Big Willie
  • 9 Three Little Indians
  • 10 In the House
  • 11 Can I Get a Witness
  • 12 Get Open
  • 13 What’s Next
  • 14 Wreck Shop
  • 15 For 10 Years

  • Release information
    label: Profile Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 015151144022
    script: Latin