Throwback Thursday: Jay-Z feat. Amil and Ja Rule ‘Can I Get A’
‘Can I Get A” was released in 1998 by Jay-Z that features Amil and Ja Rule. It was released on Def Jam’s Rush Hour Soundtrack in promotion of the film Rush Hour, but also appears on Jay-Z’s third album Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life.
The song is the first time many people were exposed to Amil and Ja Rule.
‘Can I Get A’ was one of Jay-Z’s most commercially successful singles at the time, peaking at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The chorus of the original song starts with “Can I get a ‘fuck you’”, but it was censored to “Can I get a ‘what what’” and “.. whoop whoop” for radio airplay.
VH1 ranked “Can I Get A…” at No. 57 in the network’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.
Jermaine Dupri and Chris Penn make cameos in the video.
This video contains unedited profanity. Watch at your own risk.