Knoc-turn'al

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Knoc-Turn'Al
Birth name Royal Harbor
Also known as Knoc-Turn'al, Knoc
Born (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 39)
Long Beach, California
Genres Hip hop, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, Soul
Occupations Rapper, singer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Bogish Brand Entertainment, Elektra, Treacherous Records
Associated acts Dr. Dre
Snoop Dogg
Missy Elliott
Crooked I
Ice Cube
Mack 10
Website Official MySpace

Royal Harbor (born May 12, 1975), known by stage name Knoc-turn'al, is a songwriter and rapper.

Albums[edit]

He recorded what would have been his debut album, entitled Knoc's Landin, but it remains unreleased. His first release was the EP L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al. His official debut album, The Way I Am,[1] with only the title track being released as a single. His third is to be titled The Book of Knoc. It will be released on Equity Records.[citation needed] The bulk of Knoc's exposure has come in the form of feature spots, most notably on Dr. Dre's album 2001, on the tracks "Some L.A. Niggaz" and "Bang Bang", and also on the single "Bad Intentions" from The Wash also with Dr. Dre. He also performed on another track from the soundtrack called "Str8 West Coast".

In the early 90's Knoctunal recorded records and toured under the name Nature-Boy with his long time DJ and friend Gary Zee opening up for acts such as the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill.Their first EP was reported to have sold 200,000 copies underground on the label Blunt Room Records.

Singles[edit]

Knoc has released three singles, "The Knoc" featuring Missy Elliott and Dr. Dre (who also produced it), and his second was "Muzik" featuring Samuel Christian and produced by Kanye West. The third single was "The Way I Am" featuring Snoop Dogg and produced by Scott Storch. The forthcoming single off his next album will be entitled "Ya Boy Is Back" and is produced by Scott Storch.

Label[edit]

Despite having close ties with Dr. Dre, he signed with Elektra Records which offered him his own label: L.A. Confidential. He has released some albums but has never reached the mainstream. His single "The Way I Am" has seen moderate airplay.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
The Way I Am 36 17
Knoc's Ville
  • Released: May 10, 2011
  • Label: Treacherous Records, Hoopla Worldwide
  • Format: CD, digital download
71[citation needed] 147[citation needed]

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B
L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al
  • Released: July 30, 2002
  • Label: L.A. Confidential, Elektra
  • Format: CD, digital download
74 26

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 1-11-11: The Prequel (2010)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"The Knoc"
(featuring Dr. Dre and Missy Elliott)
2002 98 67 13 L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al
"Musik" 110
"The Way I Am"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
2004 78 The Way I Am
"I've Been Here For Years"
(featuring Crooked I)
2011 71 Knoc's Ville
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured performer[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
"Bad Intentions"
(Dr. Dre featuring Knoc-turn'al)
2001 106 33 The Wash soundtrack
"Lights Out"
(Mack 10 featuring Ice Cube, WC and Knoc-turn'al)
2003 61 Ghetto, Gutter & Gangsta
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

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