Kool Keith Says "Tim Dog Is Alive" On "Falsified"

posted Wednesday June 26 ,2013 at 10:00AM CDT | 19 comments

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Exclusive: Kool Keith says Tim Dog "still got it" after releasing a track where he says "Tim Dog is alive."

Kool Keith says "Tim Dog is alive." According to Keith's latest release with Tim Dog, reports of Tim's death have been "falsified," which is also the title of the track.  

"Thank the Lord you're alive," Keith says on "Falsified." "People selling your music. They falsified."

Later on the track, Keith continues to celebrate Tim Dog's life and says major news outlets have tried contacting him about Tim's alleged death. 

"Tim Dog is alive. A cornball made the rumor. The press said he died," he says on the song. "ABC News calls. CBS News calls me. NBC News calls me. Magazines all call me. It's falsified." 

In an exclusive statement to HipHopDX, Kool Keith also shared what the recording experience was like.

"It was a fun record to do," he noted this morning (June 26). "Tim still got it. Good showmanship in the booth. He bought everybody in the studio chocolate milkshakes." He added that additional tracks are likely coming, also produced by Tommy Tee.

It was reported that Tim Dog passed away as a result of a diabetic seizure earlier this year. Tim Dog would have been 46 at the time of this alleged death. A funeral was held by his family in New York. However, Kool Keith did not believe Tim Dog was dead soon after the news broke, telling HipHopDX that he thought it was a "stunt." 

"I'm just doing my condolences, but I still can’t believe," Keith shared. "I’m still thinking this is a stunt, 'cause Tim was usually good with stunts. But like you said, it’s real, and I understand his health conditions and stuff like that."

The latest track was released today (June 26) with Keith saying that it was, in fact, "falsified" and, as noted above, that "Tim Dog is alive." 

Keith is not the first person to say that Tim Dog is alive. Some have questioned whether he faked his death as a result of a grand larceny investigation. One of his alleged victims, Esther Pilgrim, says she investigated his death and found no records indicating that he was dead. In a report by VICE's Noisey, Pilgrim said, “In the eyes of the law, until he is proven dead, they have to treat him as if he is alive. And he is in contempt of court because he has not been making his monthly payments.” 

Prosecutor Steven Jubera helped Pilgrim obtain a warrant for Tim Dog's arrest. “I need proof,” Jubera said. “I need a death certificate showing that’s he’s dead because as far as I’m concerned, he’s alive...Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary.” 

Additional Reporting By Jake Paine

RELATED: Kool Keith Says He Thought Tim Dog's Death Was "A Hoax," Remembers The Former Ultramagnetic MC

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  • 2PAC
    2Pac - 2014 Album - Resurrection Featuring, Eminem, Rakim, Dr. Dre, Nas, Big L, andBIGGIE (Chill biggie and big L are dead, just using an unreleased verse There will be a tour for this in 42 US cities.
  • rmacq112
    fuckin clowns don't even know about that Ultramagnetic! Kool Keith is a century ahead of his time
    • Anonymous
      Fuck Kool Keith. Fuck Tim Dog, and fuck you.
  • Anonymous
    Nobody said where he died cause nobody cares. Even if he's alive, he's broke and in hiding.
  • Anonymous
    Isn't this snitching? Oh well.
    • Anonymous
      T.I. must be in the building.
  • White balls
    Elvis is still alive yall.
  • Anonymous
    IMA TELL YOU HOW CORNY DX IS, THEY WRITE A STORY ON A NEW KOOL KEITH SONG... AND FAIL TO POST IT. WHERE IS THE SONG? DON'T DO A REPORT ON THE SONG AND NOT HAVE IT IN THE ARTICLE, THAT IS IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM ANDRES VASQUEZ... AND JUST SEEING THAT JAKE PAINE DID SO "ADDITIONAL REPORTING" DOESN'T EXACTLY MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A PULITZER PRIZE WINNER... SIT THE FUCK DOWN AND WRITE BULLSHIT STORIES ON DRAKE AND LIL WAYNE, YOU OBVIOUSLY AIN'T REALLY FUCKING WITH TIM DOG OR KOOL KEITH... HIPHOPDX IS WACK.
    • Anonymous
      they did post it
  • Tim Dog
    Im alive and kicking, dont believe the rumours!
    • Anonymous
      How you know hiphopdx doesn't share your email address with tha feds depending on what you say in your comment?
    • Anonymous
      @anon if they do, how much of a so-called hip hop website is this? For them to even do so automatically makes them a part of the system, just as worldstar is, and judging by this site's content, quality of stories, commenters, MTV reporters(???), It's evident that DX rides with the same dudes who MURDERED BIG, PAC, BIG L & GURU. If he's alive, let that man live!!!!! but nah, the man wants to know, FUCK DX, FUCK THE FEDS FUCK THE SYSTEM.
    • Jack Da Spinner
      My man Tim!!!... i just can't stop smiling ever since the rumors came out Tim Dog ain't dead!! come to fuckin amsterdam and give us a doggin show man, lets kick it! FUCK THE REST!!!!!
  • Anonymous
    We heard Steez killed himself and NO FURTHER DETAILS EMERGED AT ALL. The powers that be. Ab Soul next if he gets too big.
  • Wolfman
    Tim Dog was not that great to be skeptical of his death like Tupac. All this started because one woman said he owed her money which she stopped getting because he died. No other evidence than that...
    • Anonymous
      2pac wasnt that great either. In the beginning he was just a chuck d clown then he switch to become a gangster rapper. He was just an okay rapper with 1 classic album and 10.000 songs which sound the same: thug this, thug that, smoking weed, drinking hennesey.
    • 2PAC
      AMBITIONZ AS A RIDAH BRUTHA AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE THERE A HEAVEN FOR A G BUT BRUTHA YOU AINT IN THAT THUG LIFE LIKE ME.
  • Anonymous
    When Tupac faked his death it was cus the FBI wanted him dead, this nigga runs over some financial shit.
    • Anonymous
      Numerous Crip sets wanted him dead as well. Pac had ALOT of reasons he could of possibly faked death.