It was written and produced by rapper-producer Missy Elliott and commissioned following the delay and subsequent reconstruction of Monica's album, All Eyez on Me. One out of a handful of tracks which Elliott contributed, the song incorporates elements of s-style soulas well as hip hopand is built around excerpts of the record "It's a Terrible Thing to Waste Your Love" as written by Lee Hatim and released by The Masqueraders in Rapper-producer Kanye Westwhose Freshmen Adjustment mixtape recording "Apologize" the track is based on, is listed as the song's co-producer.
J Records released "Knock Knock", alongside fellow Elliott production " Get It Off ," as one of two singles following leading single " So Gone " during the third quarter of The song was lauded by critics, who praised its streetwise production and Monica's rap part on the track.
Its accompanying music videodirected by Chris Robinsonwas filmed as a two-part story Happiness (David Morales Mix) - Bini & Martini - Happiness "So Gone".
The song is one out of three Elliott-produced records on After the Stormcommissioned by J Records head and executive producer Clive Davis after the release of Elliott's acclaimed studio album Under Construction and the delay of Monica's original third studio album All Eyez on Me the year before.
This is Intro - Cho - Knock Knock end of Erase You - ESG - A South Bronx Story road for you. And she creates new trends by doing that. Allmusic editor Andy Kellman felt that the song, along with Elliott's other contributions on the album, provides "a bulk of the most exciting material, with just the right amount of swagger added to the singer's more wide-eyed personality of the '90s.
First released in the United States, "Knock Knock" debuted at Intro - Cho - Knock Knock 89 on the national Billboard Hot chart in the week of October 2,the fifth-highest debut of the week. The remix of the single featured producer Kanye West. It was filmed in various locations throughout Miami, Florida Intro - Cho - Knock Knock in mid-late Julyand widely serves as the sequel "Part II" to the video for " So Gone ", the first single released from After the Storm.
The video features a second appearance by actor Derek Luke Antwone Fisherwho plays Monica's boyfriend, and intercuts a clip of simultaneously released club single " Get It Off " with a dance scene. The "Knock Knock" video premiered worldwide in July There are two versions of the video, both featuring the same premise but with certain different scenes.
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