The Knoc

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"The Knoc"
Single by Knoc-turn'al featuring Missy Elliott & Dr. Dre
from the album Knoc's Landin' and L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al
Released February 19, 2002[1]
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2001
Genre Rap, Hip-Hop
Length 4:17 (Uncensored Version)
4:07 (Censored Version)
Label Elektra
Writer(s) R. Harbor, R. Monroe, D. Durant, F. Piacaios, R. Salon, M. Elliott, A. Young
Producer(s) Dr. Dre
Knoc-turn'al chronology
"Bad Intentions"
(2002)
"The Knoc"
(2002)
"Muzik"
(2002)
Dr. Dre chronology
"The Wash"
(2002)
"The Knoc"
(2002)
"Symphony in X Major"
(2002)
Missy Elliott chronology
"Oops (Oh My)"
(2002)
"The Knoc"
(2002)
"Burnin' Up"
(2002)

"The Knoc" is a song by American rapper, Knoc-Turn'al. The song features guest vocals by hip-hop musicians Dr. Dre and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. It was originally released as the lead single for Knoc's unreleased album, Knoc's Landin (2002). In spite of the album's shelving, "The Knoc" initially saw a release on the summer EP, L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al due to the single's Grammy nomination and charting on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the single was directed by Jeff Richter and premiered on MuchMusic in early February 2002.[3] It begins with Knoc and Dre sitting at a restaurant, waiting for their order as the camera moves around in a continuous shot until the end of the video. Knoc is seen in multiple roles (such as a waiter, a crackhead, a pimp and a chef). When Knoc (as a waiter) drops dishes on the ground, Missy Elliott enters the restaurant singing her verses and meets up with her boyfriend (Knoc) at a table.

Track listings and formats[edit]

12"/CD single[4][5]
  1. "Knoc" (Amended Version)
  2. "Knoc" (Original Version)
  3. "Knoc" (Instrumental)
  4. "Knoc" (Acapella)
  5. "Knoc" (TV Track)

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at numbers 98 and 67 on the Hot 100 and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs respectively. Despite its underperformance on the charts, the song still garnered a Grammy nomination for "Best Short Form Music Video."

Charts (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 98
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales[7] 39
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs[8] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[9] 72
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales[10] 22
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[6] 67
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[6] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Knoc - Knoc-Turn'al > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bush, Adam. "L.A. Confidential Presents: Knoc-turn'al - Knoc-Turn'al > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Programming > The Clip List." Billboard. February 16, 2002: 63. Print.
  4. ^ "Knoc-Turn'Al - Knoc (CD)". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Knoc-Turn'al - Knoc (Vinyl)". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Knoc-turn'al - Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Billboard: Hot 100 Singles Sales." Billboard. March 9, 2002: 80. Print.
  8. ^ "Billboard: Hot Rap Singles." Billboard. March 9, 2002: 27. Print.
  9. ^ "Billboard: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay." Billboard. March 9, 2002: 28. Print.
  10. ^ "Billboard: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales." Billboard. March 9, 2002: 28. Print.