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Down With The King

by Run DMC

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    Original artwork by Ricky Also - this deluxe gatefold sleeve is designed to hold two copies with the DJ in mind.

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    2 copies of the single housed in one deluxe gatefold sleeve - available EXCLUSIVELY from this website

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  • Limited Edition Signed "Run Off Sheets"
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    Signed & hand-numbered by Ricky Also who designed the sleeve - these highly limited "run off sheets" would make a great addition to your Run DMC collection & a nice piece of art for your studio/record room!

    Dimensions : 490 x 500mm (inc. border - print area is 380 x 384mm)

    Printed on 505mcn white backed board (same as the actual sleeve itself)

    Prints will be carefully rolled and packed in a strong cardboard postal tube

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1.
Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king, king Down with the king for years, about ten of 'em Recruiting suckers, Mac and Mike, and makin' men of 'em Tears and fears for my peers, they rippin' You think that it is, it is, if not it isn't Race for the border my daughter, 'cause beats you're bangin' out Jeeps rockin' beats in the streets when there's time for hangin' out Gather, or rather form a circle around a loud 'cause brothers or others could never ever rock a crowd Is it because he's runnin' off with the mouth Or was he really clearly tryin' to play a nigga out Nope, shut him down, the king with a crown 'Cause all you want to be is diggy down Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king, king Two years ago, a friend of mine Asked me to say some MC rhymes So I said this rhyme I'm about to say The rhyme was meeca, and it went this way Wrecka lecka mecca mic check on the windmill skills Mac distracts, wearing Godfather hats It's okay to parlay to fortee better Tell 'em my nigga made a sweater tougher than leather Swing another Rodney King thing in our right But just like the white one I get no respect Money stay awake, 'cause them other niggas are fake From Hollis to the Becon, now your dumb ass is leakin' C.L. and Run DMC so rush it Big time way before Hammer got to touch it Remember the faces in all types of places Look Ma, no shoelaces And I'm Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king, king I'm takin' the tours, I'm wreckin' the land I keep it hardcore because it's dope man These are the roughest toughest words I ever wrote down Not meant for a hoe like a slow jam, check it Sucka emcees could never swing with D Because of all the things that I bring with me Only G-O-D could be a king to me And if the G-O-D be in me, then the king I be The microphone is granted when it's handed to me I was planted on this planet and I plan to emcee The emcee fiends only seem to agree That I rock all the world and the society I rages on the stages with a tune of verse I get praises from these pages to the universe My voice is raw, my lyrics is law I keep it hardcore like you never saw Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king Get down with the king, king I'm the man you see, in the place to be I went to John Jay University And since kindergarten I acquired the knowledge And after twelve grade I went straight to college Down with the kings on the mic, a full swinger The P to the are, not an R&B singer The are to the you-N-D-MC'n The fly human beings, tonight I hold the key and Flowin' with the funk track, here to soul brother black Pick up the bass, better yet leave a space So let me put my big black (?) on in to the early mornin' Had skins doanin' Mecca? (yo) you want the mecca? (yo) I'll make a funky beat so we can blow, check it out Pete Rock's the beat knock, put you in a headlock And now all the outty out flock is down with the king
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Instrumental 05:18

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Officially licensed reissue of the 1993 Pete Rock produced Golden Era classic featuring guest rhymes from Pete Rock & CL Smooth.

Original Artwork by Ricky Also (www.paintshopstudio.com)

"I love record sleeves that have a bit of a story behind them, I used to spend hours checking out every detail on every vinyl I brought, and you could always tell which covers were created with love, they would have that extra level of detail and story behind them. Down with the King is such a dope release, it still sounds as fresh as it did when it was first came out in the early 90’s. I wanted to create a cover design that looked as fresh as the record sounds, but also had that nod back to its past and the original sleeve design. The original sleeve shows Run, JMJ & DMC sat on a fenced wall in front of a graveyard and church. After a fair amount of research, a few educated guesses and a lot of routing through street view maps I found the same church on Jamaica Ave, Hollis, Queens NY. I was then able to create a broader view of the scene and show JMJ floating above the graveyard and Run and DMC still in the same position on the fence. It felt like a nice story to be able to tell, it reflects the history and roots of the group and almost gives the song a new perspective now that the legend Jam Master Jay is no longer with us." - Ricky Also

“Amped to play this!” - Bobbito Garcia

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released October 30, 2018

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