Birth name Royal Harbor
Origin Wilmington, California, United States
Genres 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
Westside Connection

Royal Harbor, known by stage name Knoc-turn'al, is a songwriter and rapper. He is known to write for Dr. Dre.


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, with only the title track being released as a single. His second album was Return of the Hustler which was released in January 2006.[1] 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 2001, on the tracks "Some L.A. Niggaz" and "Bang Bang", and also on the single "Bad Intentions" from The Wash soundtrack, also with Dr. Dre.


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.


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. He is now signed with Equity although his latest album Return of the Hustler was released on Sonic Wave International.[1]


  • L.A. Confidential Presents: Knoc-turn'al (2002)
  • The Way I Am (2004)
  • Return of the Hustler (2006)

Street AlbumsEdit

  • Knoc's Vile (2010)


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