In Case You’ve Been Missing…Knoc-turn’al

Name: Knoc-turn’al
Where You Find Him: Twitter: @KnocTurnAl4Real

What You Might Know Him For and Why You Could’ve Cared: The Long Beach, California MC was best known for lending his high-pitched, but smooth voice on the hook to Dr. Dre’s “Bad Intentions,” which appeared on The Wash soundtrack back in 2001. “All I really know is your ho wants be with me, and she ain’t playin’/and what I’m sayin’ (she creeps with me), and sleeps, between the sheets,” Knoc spit on the hook.

That same year, Jay-Z infamously used those same vocals for his “Superugly” diss track aimed at Nas.

Knoc-turn’al also appeared alongside Dre and Eminem on “The Watcher” and appeared twice more (“Some L.A. Niggaz” and “Bang Bang”) off Dre’s classic LP, 2001.

Knoc was also a known ghostwriter for Dre. Knoc’s own The Way I Am debut album in 2004, featured the likes of Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Xzibit, Warren G and the late Nate Dogg with production from Dre, Timbaland, Scott Storch and Kanye West.

Current Status: Knoc’s still spittin’, having released his Knoc’s Ville LP via iTunes back in May of 2011. He’s also active on Twitter, on which he shared that he’s working on a batch of new tracks just earlier this week. —Mark Lelinwalla

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  • Mighty Joe

    Damn he had a lot of potential to blow up for a west coast artist, getting cosigned from snoop, kanye, timbaland and dr. dre. Too bad he fucked his career up being an alcoholic.

  • G/Code

    This dude just didnt have what it took to make it, despite all them heavyweight west coast spitters he was hanging out with and featured on songs with hes not the only one to flop Xcibit flopped to they sound better contributing then doing a whole album , The most underrated West Coast Rapper Crooked I this dude is a real spitter

  • VAZdaGR8

    Yeah your bitch ass says that when they could lyrically SLAUGHTER your ass in 1 sentence and send you home crying to yo momma. RETARD!