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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".
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.