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WCS has just learned the unfortunate news that Latin rap pioneer Mr. Knightowl passed away early this morning from COVID complications. The San Diego legend was responsible for inspiring helping to inspire a generation of Hispanics to pick up a microphone and believe that they had a role in this thing we call Hip-Hop. Originally going by the moniker Knightowl, the pioneering rapper got his start in 1993 and was even set to sign to Eazy-E at one point but those plans were cut off due to Eazy’s death. Knightowl rose to prominence with his radio and street hit, “Daddy I’m In Love With A Gangster”.

WestCoastStyles would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Knightowl. Rest In Peace.

*Correction* We previously reported that Mr. Knightowl was 62 at the time of his passing. This information was gathered by Google and his official Wikipedia. Mr. Shadow, a close associate of Knightowl informed us that he was 56 and that his real birth date was May 13, 1966. We apologize for the error.

Latin Rap Pioneer Mr. Knightowl Passes Away at 56