|"Can I Get A... (Soundtrack Version)"|
Sticker from shrink wrap of the U.S. 12-inch vinyl single
|Single by Jay-Z featuring Ja Rule and Amil|
|from the album Def Jam's Rush Hour Soundtrack and Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life|
|Released||August 22, 1998|
|Jay-Z singles chronology|
|Jah singles chronology|
|Amil singles chronology|
"Can I Get A..." is a song recorded by American rapper Jay-Z, featuring Ja Rule and Amil. 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 as its first single. The song is produced by Irv Gotti and Lil' Rob. The song is notable for popularizing a young Amil and Ja Rule, as well as becoming 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. The song deals with the question of whether Jay-Z's girlfriend would stick with him if he wasn't wealthy.
The vinyl "Can I Get A..." single was released in 1998 with two tracks that do not feature Jay-Z: Ja Rule's "Bitch Betta Have My Money" and Wu-Tang Clan's "And You Don't Stop". The CD single was released in 1999 with two different tracks that do not feature Jay-Z: Case and Joe's "Faded Pictures" as well as Dru Hill and Redman's "How Deep Is Your Love". All songs were included in the Rush Hour soundtrack.
VH1 ranked "Can I Get A..." at No. 57 in the network's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||36|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||12|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||30|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||26|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||24|
|US Billboard Hot 100||19|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||6|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||22|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||80|