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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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