Tim Dog Biography
Bronx rapper Tim Dog (born Timothy Blair in 1967) fired fresh shots in the long-simmering hip-hop coastal war with his 1991 album Penicillin on Wax. His single "Fuck Compton" triggered answers and comebacks in West and East Coast circles, and helped his album get some attention, though not a major hit. Tim Dog's alternately leering and fiery tone, confrontational diatribes, and cutting beats were even more vigorous on the follow-up, Do or Die, in 1993.
Blair died in February 2013 after suffering a seizure following his lengthy battle with diabetes. Rumors surfaced in June of that the same year suggesting that the rapper was still alive however a death certificate was later produced in 2014.