Tim Dog

Tim Dog

Real Name:
Timothy Blair
Bronx rapper Tim Dog (born Timothy Blair in 1967). Affiliated with the Ultramagnetic MC's since 1988, he continued to work with Kool Keith throughout his career. Tim Dog gained notoriety for the controversial 1991 diss track and music video for "Fuck Compton" off his acclaimed debut LP Penicillin On Wax, which many critics look at as the opening salvo of the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry that escalated during the mid-1990s. In 1994 Tim Dog released another infamous West Coast diss track on the EP Bitch With A Perm, this one aimed exclusively at Death Row Records' artist Snoop Dogg, with a censored music video also becoming a staple on MTV at the time. Signed to Ruffhouse Records from 1991 to 1993, all his releases following Do Or Die were released independently, mostly on his own label Big City Entertainment. In 1996 Tim Dog teamed up with Kool Keith to release the album Big Time, the two would also team up again for a second and last time in 2009 on the album "Project X: Iconic". Most of Tim Dogs later releases suffered from poor promotion and distribution, with albums like 2002's Immortal and 2006's BX Warrior being commercially unsuccessful, although critically praised for their lyrical dexterity. Irritated by the over-night commercial mainstream success of N.W.A and Death Row Records, Tim Dog nevertheless praised other "hardcore" more politically-minded west-coast artists at the time such as Ice T, Ice Cube, and label mates Cypress Hill.

In 2011, Tim Dog pleaded guilty to grand larceny for conning a woman out of $32,000 in an online dating scam. He was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution of $19,000. The case was featured on the June 15 2012, episode of Dateline NBC. After relocating from New York to Atlanta, Blair died on February 14th 2013 after suffering a seizure following his lengthy battle with diabetes.
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Tim Dog Penicillin On Wax (Album) Ruffhouse Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Tim Dog Do Or Die (Album) Ruffhouse Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
DEF 060417 Tim Dog The Take Over Mixtape Vol. 1(CD, Mixed) Big City Entertainment DEF 060417 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Def 060226 Tim Dog BX Warrior(CD, Album) Big City Entertainment Def 060226 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tim Dog Fuck Compton (Maxi) Ruffhouse Records, Ruffhouse Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Tim Dog Step To Me (Single) Ruffhouse Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Tim Dog Bronx Nigga (Maxi) Ruffhouse Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Tim Dog Featuring KRS-1* Tim Dog Featuring KRS-1* - I Get Wrecked (Single, Maxi) Ruffhouse Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Tim Dog Bitch With A Perm (Single) Dis-Stress Records, Talkin' Loud Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Apache Indian and Tim Dog Apache Indian and Tim Dog - Make Way For The Indian (Maxi, Single, EP) Island Records US 1995 Sell This Version
Tim Dog The Original Dog (Single) Big City Entertainment US 2000 Sell This Version
BEP 009 Tim Dog Run Run Run / Hardcore(12", Single) Boot BEP 009 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Tim Dog Suckers Never Play Me / It's My Time Black Pegasus US 2015 Sell This Version


none Cypress Hill / Tim Dog Cypress Hill / Tim Dog - How Hard Can You Take It?(Cass, Promo) Columbia none US 1991 Sell This Version

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June 13, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
dead? he alive!!!


February 15, 2013
He never had a dope rhymes. He never had a crazy flow though, but DAMN! He had a dope voice and his love to hip-hop was eternal. "Penicillin On Wax" always be considered as a classic record. I know a lot of better records, but his debut album just can't be forgotten.

Rest In Peace Tim Dog!

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