During the height of his rap career, Tim Dog was a ferocious MC with both bite and bark and that is the way that he will be remembered. On Thursday (February 14) the 46-year old, Bronx, New York 1990s rap artist passed away after suffering a seizure.
Rap fans will remember the man born Timothy Blair from his famous rap battle with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. His 1991 fire-bomb “F— Compton” took aim at N.W.A. members Eazy-E, Ice Cube and of most famously Dre, who fired back along with Snoop on 1992’s “F— Wit Dre Day.”
The battle and Dog’s debut album Penicillin on Wax was no doubt the highlight of his career, but he also added to his rap resume recording alongside Kool Keith in the duo the dubbed Ultra.
Tim Dog saw his name come up in the news two years ago after he pled guilty to grand larceny for scamming $32,000 from an unsuspecting woman in an online dating scam. The news story was covered in an episode of “Dateline NBC” last year and Tim Dog was sentenced to five years of probation.