California emcee and 2001 contributor Knoc-turn'al is readying his third official album, Knoc's Ville. Released on Hoopla Media Group/Treacherous Records, this album is tenatively set to feature Jayo Felony and Yukmouth. One artist, a fellow Treacherous signee, that is confirmed to appear on Knoc's Ville is Crooked I.
Knoc and the Slaughterhouse emcee will collaborate for Knoc's Ville first single, "I've Been Here For Years." The song also features past Too Short and E-40 collaborator James Elizabeth. The trio are intending to shoot an upcoming video for the single, which welcomes the public to appear. The video will be shot in California, and those wishing to partake may contact Jonathan Hay at JonHay@Gmail.com.
“I’m glad everyone is excited for the project. I’m excited to get it out," Knoc-turn'al said to HipHopDX in a statement. "I’m working hard to get it out by the end of year. Ideally, I’d love to have it out for Halloween because I think it really fits that theme but if not by then, by the end of 2010 for sure. I can’t let another year go by without me serving my fans that Knoc-turn’al music. That goes for my International fans as well. I’ve always kept it true to the west coast and Knoc’s Ville is no different.”
Executives from both imprints added that this will be Knoc's proper follow-up to 2004's major label release, The Way I Am, which boasted production from Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and Warren G. Treacherous also said that after Knoc's Ville, the emcee will release an EP with DXnext alum/label-mate One-2.
(August 27, 2010)
UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that the album will release on November 9. The tracklisting has been revealed for Knoc's Ville, which is posted below:
1. Knoc’s Ville (Ft. One-2)
2. Where Have You Been
4. Mind Yourself
6. Half Way Loved You (Ft. Knawledg of MathMadix)
7. Theme Music
8. Gangsta Lean
9. Sorry I Left You
10. I’ve Been Here for Years (Ft. Crooked I & James Elizabeth)
11. Drop That Lame (Ft. Jaguar)
12. Can We Do Our Thing
14. Let Go
15. Give me the Night (College Fraternity Karaoke Mix)
16. Sorry I Left you (Remix) (Ft. Jayo Felony, Yukmouth & Sly Boogy)
17. I’m Back (Ft. One-2)
(October 5, 2010)
UPDATE #2: Knoc-turn'al has now announced that Knoc's Ville has been delayed indefinitely. The emcee did say that he will offer fans a free November mixtape.
IM SORRY I HAD TO PUSH MY ALBUM BACK BUT WE JUST MADE IT CRAZIER AND IMMA DROP THIS MIXTAPE FOR Y'ALL THIS MONTH IS CRAZY TOO
(November 2, 2010)
UPDATE #3: Knoc-turn'al has announced that Knoc's Ville will release on January 11, 2011. The rapper will release a promotional mixtape ahead of the album, in December.
(November 30, 2010)
UPDATE #4: Knoc-turn'al's Knoc's Ville is now planned for May 10 digital release, according to the emcee's management.
The latest tracklisting to Knoc's Ville is as follows:
01) Knoc's Ville (Feat. One-2) (Produced by J-Beam)
02) Where Have You Been (Produced by MG)
03) Amen (Produced by 51-50)
04) Mind Yourself (Prod. Komplex) (Scratches: DJ Wizard)
05) Half Way Loved You (Feat. Knawledg) (Produced by Deztined AKA Dez)
06) Theme Music (Produced by Blaqthoven)
07) Gangsta Lean (Produced by DJ AK)
08) Sorry I Left You (Produced by Komplex)
09) Drop That Lame (Feat. Jaguar) (Produced by Komplex)
10) I've Been Here For Years (Feat. Crooked I & James Elizabeth) (Produced by Big Hollis)
11) OOOOO-WEEEEE (Produced by Komplex)
12) Can We Do Our Thing (Produced by Komplex)
13) Let Go (Additional Vocals: Jaguar) (Produced byMG)
14) I'm Sorry I Left You (Remix) (Feat. Jayo Felony, Yukmouth & Sly Boogy) (Produced by Komplex)
15) I'm Back (Feat. One-2) (Produced by Komplex)