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|Origin||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Chicano Rap, Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop|
Low Profile RecordsSawed Off Records
Knightowl (sometimes styled as Mr. Knightowl) is a Chicano Rap artist. He began recording in 1993. His fame came with the hit single "Daddy Im in love with a gangsta".
Daddy I'm In Love With A gangsta"
He made a mix for the streets and one for the radio. The song proved to be a hit, and became a staple of the West Coast gangsta rap scene, while Knightowl became the first gangster rapper ever to make a song about love.
In 1994, Eazy-E, founder of Ruthless Records and member of NWA was going to sign Knightowl, DJ Mikeski and Lil One from South San Diego as a weapon against DeathRow Records, Suge Knight and Dr. Dre. Due to the sudden death of Eazy-E, this did not happen.
Knightowl raps in Caló (Chicano) and Spanglish, although English is the most prominent language in his raps. In 2000, Knightowl formed a duo with "Lil' One" for the Hollow-point collaborative venture, which released The Little & The Owl album. He is considered one of the West Coast's top gangsta rappers. In 2004 he changed his name to Mr. Knightowl.
- The Knightowl - 1995
- Wicked West - 1998
- Shot Caller - 1999
- Hollowpoint (With Mr. Lil One) - 2000
- Knightmares - 2000
- Bald Headed Kingpin - 2001
- Knightowl Presents The Untouchables - 2002
- Most Requested - 2002
- Mr. Knightowl Presents Episode 13 - 2002
- 619 HoodLumz - 2003
- Mr. Knightowl Presents Out The Birds Nest - 2003
- Ghetto Bird - 2004
- El Gran Pelon - 2004
- Mr. Knightowl Presents Only The Strong Survive - 2004
- Mr. Knightowl Presents Blue Rag Soldiers - 2005
- Jail Bird - 2005
- King Of The West - 2006
- Classics For The O.G.'s - 2007
- El Padrino De Las Calles - 2007
- No Regrets - 2007
- Mr. Knightowl Presents Armed & Dangerous - 2008
- Code Of Silence - 2008
- Mr. Knightowl Southside Affiliates - 2008
- Konvicted Felon - 2010
- El Pajaro Loko- 2012
- The Chronicles of Knight Owl - 2014
- Return of the Kingpin - 2017