Down with the King (album)

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Down With the King
Studio album by Run–D.M.C.
Released May 3, 1993 (UK)
May 4, 1993 (US)
Recorded 1992
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 49:27
Label Profile
Producer Pete Rock, Q-Tip, EPMD, KayGee, Jam Master Jay, The Bomb Squad, Daniel Shulman, Jermaine Dupri
Run–D.M.C. chronology
Back from Hell
(1990)Back from Hell1990
Down With the King
Crown Royal
(2001)Crown Royal2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Down with the King the sixth album by hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. This album was generally received more favorably by fans and critics than the group's previous album, Back from Hell.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Down With The King" (ft. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth)
  2. "Come On Everybody" (ft. Q-Tip)
  3. "Can I Get It, Yo" (ft. EPMD)
  4. "Hit 'em Hard"
  5. "To The Maker"
  6. "3 In The Head"
  7. "Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do"
  8. "Big Willie" (ft. Tom Morello)
  9. "Three Little Indians"
  10. "In The House"
  11. "Can I Get A Witness"
  12. "Get Open"
  13. "What's Next" (ft. Mad Cobra)
  14. "Wreck Shop"
  15. "For 10 Years"


Big Willie

Can I Get a Witness

Come on Everybody

Down With the King

In the House

Wreck Shop

  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
  • "Drum Pan Sound" by Reggie Stepper

Can I Get It, Yo

Hit 'Em Hard

Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do

Three Little Indians

  • "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)" by Run-DMC
  • "AJ Scratch" by Kurtis Blow

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (1993) Peak
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[4] 29
UK Albums Chart[5] 44
US Billboard 200[6] 7
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[6] 1


Year Single Chart positions
US Rap
US Dance Sales
US R-mic
1993 "Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do" 78 21 31
"Down with the King" 21 9 1 12 33 80 69
"Can I Get It, Yo" 23

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "RPM Weekly Searchable Database". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "UK Top 40 Searchable Database". Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Run-D.M.C. Chart Positions". AllMusic. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  8. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Run–D.M.C. discography". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.