Knoc-Turn'Al Music Video
The Transporter producers made a promotional music video in 2002 that is a parody of the original movie.
This video is an adaptation from the main title song from The Transporter movie (titled Muzik). The song is performed by Royal Harbor (born May 12, 1975), known by the stage name Knoc-Turn'Al and features Samual Christian on backing vocals. Royal Harbor is a colaborative songwriter and rapper.
"Muzik" was written by Royal Harbor, Kanye West and Samual Christian.
This song samples the beat from "Old Siam, Sir" which was originally written by Paul McCartney and performed by the group Wings on their 1979 "Back To The Egg" release and was approved for use in The Transporter movie under license from Capitol Records. This is one of the first examples of a Beatles song being cleared for sampling in a song or musical score.
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Paul McCartney himself listened to the song, and cleared it to be used in The Transporter movie and on Royal's album. Paul's comments; "The only reason I cleared it was because I liked it, had I not liked it I would have never cleared it".
In June 2002, at the BET music awards, Royal thanked Paul for giving the green light for the song licensing.
Royal Harbor has written lyrics for Dr. Dre, Missy Elliot and Snoop Dog as well as other popular artists.
Both Jason Statham and Matt Schulze make appearances in this video, as well as Royal Harbor (Knoc-Turn'Al) and Samual Christian.
The video was originally to be shot in France but the logistics (and expense) of getting a crew over there to film 4-5 minutes of video would have been expensive and the timing with the production filming of the Transporter movie in France did not align so the video was shot in and around Los Angeles as a parody of the film itself.
The BMW used in the Musik video is a 2002 BMW 7 series, with California license plates....unlike the 1998 models that were used in the actual Transporter film in France.
The song was produced by Knocs' friend Kayne West and is about a musician's dedication to his or her craft of making music.
See Soundtrack tab for more information on Muzik and other songs from the film. Samual Christian is shown below.
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The song "Muzik" first appeared (July 20, 2002) on the CD release "L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al" as an extended play by rapper Knoc-turn'al (Royal Harbor). The EP was originally released to promote Knoc's unreleased debut album, Knoc's Landin', which was shelved due to undisclosed reasons. Two singles released from the extended play included the Grammy Award–nominated "The Knoc," and the Kanye West–produced "Muzik." The EP also featured two multimedia extras, including the music video to "The Knoc" and a behind-the-scenes feature titled "Bthere with Knoc." The song "Muzik" was also released on the Transporter movie soundtrack CD and DVD the same year.
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The Transporter Premier
Westwood Village Theater October 02, 2002
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