Down with the King
Down with the King
Studio album by Run-D.M.C.


4 May 1993




Hip hop






The Bomb Squad, Clifton "Specialist" Dillon, Jermaine Dupri, EPMD, Jam Master Jay, Kay Gee, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Daniel Shulman

Run-D.M.C. chronology


Back from Hell (1990)


Crown Royal (2001)

Down with the King is the sixth studio album by American hip hop group Run-D.M.C., released in 1993 on Profile Records. The album was generally received more favorably by fans and critics than its predecessor, Back from Hell. Down with the King sees Run-D.M.C. adopting a much more hardcore image, similar to that of Jam Master Jay's proteges Onyx. It features a number of guest appearances and producers than previous Run-D.M.C. albums, such as Pete Rock, C.L. Smooth, Q-Tip and EPMD, amongst others. 

The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It was the group's final album for eight years, until the release of Crown Royal in 2001.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Down with the King" Run-D.M.C., Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Pete Rock 5:00
2. "Come On Everybody" Run-D.M.C. Q-Tip 4:30
3. "Can I Get It, Yo" Run-D.M.C. EPMD 3:30
4. "Hit 'Em Hard" Run-D.M.C. Kay Gee 2:52
5. "To the Maker" - Jam Master Jay 0:24
6. "3 in the Head" Run-D.M.C. The Bomb Squad 3:29
7. "Ooh, Whatcha Gonna Do" Run-D.M.C. The Bomb Squad 3:06
8. "Big Willie" Run-D.M.C. Danuel Shulman, Run-D.M.C. 4:28
9. "Three Little Indians" Run-D.M.C. Jam Master Jay 3:07
10. "In the House" Run-D.M.C. Pete Rock 3:37
11. "Can I Get a Witness" Run-D.M.C. Jermaine Dupri 3:36
12. "Get Open" Run-D.M.C. Jam Master Jay 3:52
13. "What's Next" Run-D.M.C. Clifton "Specialist" Dillon 4:03
14. "Wreck Shop" Run-D.M.C. Pete Rock 3:14
15. "For 10 Years" - Jam Master Jay 0:39
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