Can I Get A...
by Jay-Z (featuring Ja Rule)

Album: Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life (1998)
Charted: 24 19

Songfacts®:

  • This song begins with Jay-Z asking a girl if she would still love him if he wasn't famous and couldn't facilitate an extravagant lifestyle for her. In the second verse, the girl responds by expressing her concerns that a man who lacks the ambition to support her tastes for luxury goods isn't capable of pleasing her.
  • In the explicit version, the chorus is, "Can I get a F--k You," making it clear that Jay doesn't respect a woman who is after him for his money.
  • Ja Rule performs the third verse. This gave him a great deal of exposure and credibility, helping him become a very popular rapper. >>
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  • The female rapper in the second verse is Amil, who was a member of the group Major Coins when Jay-Z asked her to rap on this. She released an album on Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, but was then dropped by the label.
  • This appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Rush Hour.

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