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Knoc-Turn’al

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After penning several songs for Dr. Dre, Knoc-Turn’al exchanged the pencil for the mike. As with a lot of the performers who start their profession with Dre, Knoc started his performing profession in grand style: carrying out a few visitor raps on Chronic 2001 (1999), he produced a large slash with “Poor Motives,” a Dre cooperation featured within the Clean soundtrack (2001), and arrived “The Knoc,” once again offering Dre but this time around with Missy Elliott within the hook. Both of these singles place Knoc within the rap map inside a big method. Instant comparisons had been attracted to Snoop Dogg, who got also debuted alongside Dre and whom Knoc resembled in lots of ways. Nevertheless, unlike Snoop, Knoc is really a songwriter just as much as a rapper. Furthermore to tracks for Dre, Knoc composed music for Dre’s performers at Aftermath Information, including Truth Hurts and Shaunta. Regardless of the solid ties to Dre and Aftermath, Knoc agreed upon to Elektra Information, who provided the rapper his very own store label, L.A. Confidential, however battled to break him commercially. His debut EP, L.A. Confidential Presents: Knoc-Turn’al (2002), however came and proceeded to go without much see. Knoc afterward preserved a comparatively low profile as Dre held himself active with 50 Cent amongst others. Elektra planned Knoc’s full-length debut, Knoc’s Landin’, for past due 2002. The record was hardly ever released, though, and it wasn’t until springtime 2004 that Knoc finally produced his full-length debut, JUST HOW I Am.

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Full Name Knoc-turn'al
Profession Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Muzik, Knoc, La Confidential, Let's All Roll, LA Nite-N-Day, Str8 West Coast, Knoc's Landin, Peepin’ Tom, Cash Sniffin' Noses, Knoc's Ville, Sorry I Left You, Blah Blah Blah Blah, Love LA, Let Me Clear My Throat, Love Slave, Can We Do Our Thing, Rappin' With The Hustler, Ooooooo Weeeeee, I've Been Here For Years, We Gone Get You, Change This Game, Gangsta Lean, What We Do featuring Xzibit, Warren G & Nate Dogg, If You Wanna Go There, Mind Yourself, War featuring Slip Capone, Half Way Loved You, Drop That Lame, Theme Music, Click-Click featuring Slip Capone & Yykkes, LA Night and Day, Radio Skit featuring Old Leroy & Nelson Brown
Albums The Way I Am, Knoc's Ville, Return of the Hustler, Knoc's Landin, L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al, L.A. Confidential
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Music Video


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smallville 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Honey 2003 performer: "The Way I Am"
The Transporter 2002 as R. Harbor, "Muzik" / performer: "Muzik"
The Wash 2001 performer: "Bad Intentions", "Str8 West Coast" / writer: "Bad Intentions", "Good Lovin'", "Str8 West Coast", "The Wash" - as R. Harbor
Training Day 2001 writer: "Put It On Me" - as Royal Harbor

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Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knoc-Turn'Al Feat. Dr. Dre & Missy Elliott: The Knoc 2002 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train 2004 TV Series Himself
Playboy: Queen of Clubs 2004 Video documentary Himself

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