Tim Dog Dead At Age Of 46

Tim Dog passed away February 14 after allegedly suffering a seizure.

News broke today that Hip Hop legend Tim Dog has passed away.

According to a recent report from The Source, the Bronx-born emcee passed away earlier today after suffering a seizure brought on by his long-standing bout with diabetes. He was 46 years old at the time of his death.

After cutting his teeth alongside fellow Bronx natives the Ultramagnetic MCs, Tim Dog rose to promise in the early '90s with his debut album Penicillin on Wax, which featured the controversial "Fuck Compton." Tim Dog went on to release three other solo albums, as well as two collaborative LPs with Ultramag alum Kool Keith.

Members of the Hip Hop community are already responding to the news of the iconic emcee's death. Hip Hop veterans El-P, Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, Q-Unique and J-Zone all took to Twitter to express their condolences.





Most recently, Tim Dog was charged with grand larceny after he was caught by "Dateline NBC" attempting to steal thousands of dollars from a woman. He later plead guilty and was sentenced to five years probation.

HipHopDX sends its condolences to the family and friends of Tim Dog.

RELATED: Tim Dog's Grand Larceny Investigation To Be Featured On "Dateline NBC"

93 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Insulin shots are a MF. RIP Tim.

  • Anonymous

    "She was so freaky...", "How freaky?", "Man, she's so freaky; she wanted me to pee in her face.", "So what did you do?", "I pissed in her face!" Classic TIM DOG!

  • Crazy Legs

    R.I.P to one of the first to go head to head with the West Coast. I never agreed with the East / West beef, but Tim Dog went in hard when almost no one else would. Crazy Legs

  • EdDog

    Tim Dog was the greatest rapper of all time--even if he made only one "big" album; PENICILLIN ON WAX will charm the shit outta anyone who listens to the entire album! Tim Dog was the greatest! RIP, Dog; give Easy E another beatdown, up there!

  • thahman187

    Tim Dog was nothing but a one-hit wonder! Now I'm from New York, but Tim was looking to capitalize on a popular rapper/rap group at their expense. I've heard the other stuff he came out. He's dissing even rappers like DMX and rappers who call themselves "dogs". The only thrill he ever got was getting to cut a record with the great KRS-ONE! As for him sticking up for Dee Barnes, she deserved it! People forget when Cube & N.W.A feuded, Dee inserted diss comments from Cube on N.W.A's airtime. That was when Dre gave her the beat down. While I'm sorry that he died, he's far from the greatest.

  • D

    Rest in piss ya mark! Who the hell disses an ENTIRE city 3000 miles away and never had any personal beef with ANYONE from there? Its real muthafuckas everywhere from NY to LA, so rest in piss!

  • qas

    tim dogs a legend i get wrecked best hip hop song ever. fuck you haters u dnt no shit about real hip hop. RIP TIM DOG aka Timothy Blair

  • QB

    RIP Tim Dog.. Fuck Compton!! (except Kendrick)

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Compton!!! East Coast All Day!

  • Anonymous

    this dude wacker than Trinidad James Yeah compared to the choices they had then that are still on people's top 10 doa. Now the wacker you sound the better your chances.

  • Bootny Lee Farnsworth

    "Oh, oh fuck me in the ass Oh, oh, step to me and let me suck your dick" Things that Tim Dog would say.

  • Anonymous

    "ultramagnetic-penicillin on wax-ultra-etc-classic material" Go dust off your cassette singles punk.

  • Anonymous

    Get off your high horse. Drake is ten billions time the artist this old, dead has been ever was.

    • Big D

      His just trolling ...Cant believe mom birthed your sorry ass (no homo)

    • poppa large

      kill yerself ya corny mainstream pansy. Tims catalog murders drakes soft candy ass fake rap b.s. how did this become about drake. r.i.p. tim dog. ultramagnetic-penicillin on wax-ultra-etc-classic material. unique and raw artist who contibuted way more to hip hop than these young robots will ever realize. STEP TO ME!!!!

  • dam

    I feel old now. Tim was the boss back in the day.

  • Anonymous

    not a real mc at all, why was this man so mad.. anyway rip

  • Reality Check

    I'm sorry for his family, however, on a musical legacy stand point, he'll only be remembered as Snoop Dogg's first rap victim.

  • Anonymous

    real mc not such a bullshit mc like drake or young jeezy

  • Chi-Ill

    Dam! smh R.I.P. Dog!

  • reel2reeltalk

    Peace to the God. Peace to his family and close friends; who weep for his passing. This life is only temporary and often filled with strife. So I smile on the brother, hoping the struggle allowed him to extend his mind beyond the illusion of earthly boundaries. You graduated Sun!

  • Anonymous

    He killed it on Ultramagnetic MC's "Chorus Line", even over Kool Keith's verse.

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P Tim Dog true legend! Why Tim Dog? Why not: - lil wayne, - 2chainz, - drake, - nicki, - rick ross, - dj khaled; - 50 cent and g unit; - the game

    • Killem Dafoe

      Tim Dog was NO legend! Stop it!

    • Doubl Negative

      ^^ I'm from the UK and I second the notion that everyone on list is a talentless asshole who'd be better off dead, but unfortunately the coolest niggas always die first, and quite eerily it seems to occur on 14/15 Feb. RIP to Timothy and don't forget about the GOAT's anniversary - Big L.

    • You a typical Hater from the East Coast

      You only named 1 New York City rapper, so that means you're from NYC and have an automatic bias.

  • Interscope Staff Member

    West coast artist Snoop Doggy Dogg essentially ended his career, however, I hope the brother rests in paradise.

  • oldsclhiphoprap

    Damn. That is really sad. R.I.P. Tim Dog. Too many older rappers are dying from things that can be managed. New Hip Hop Artist you should demand medical and dental benefits. Company's make millions off of you and then you get sick or your kids get sick then it's too bad.

    • the dude windw

      Tim was a wild old school cat. These present dudes seem soft as hell. Snoop even went pop doing songs with Katey Perry and Justin.

  • insanemacbeth

    'PENICILLIN ON WAX' was/ is defo classic. boyyyyyyyyyy!

  • Tha Truth

    Hip hop has lost another pioneer...sad day for hiphop..RIP my BROTHA

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    R.I.P Tim Dog

  • Brizz

    Very fucked up news and way to young to die. I remember from my early days in listening to hiphop and a friend introduced me to Tim Dog. I used to laugh my ass off to Penicillin on wax album and admire his balls for saying the things he said. Fighting over colors? All that gang shit's for dumb motherfuckers Rip Tim Dog, you will be remembered. Pz.

  • Eastcomments

    Hip hop has lost another pioneer!!! Damn!!!....I remember Tim Dog comming to my city Rotterdam back in the urly 90s,.I was still a teen ager...he killed the show with fvck Compton!!!...i will never forget that day!!!..thanx Tim r.i.p. Dog!!.peace God!!

  • Anonymous

    He was wack hell funny how people quick to diss todays mcs when this dude wacker than Trinidad James

  • Bigboss

    I used to danse hard on " fuck campton" great artist never die, i Will play it again and again!!!!!!!!!!! Rest in paradise mr Tim dog. Peace

  • Anonymous

    he wasnt jealous of NWA it was that the industry wanted everybody to act like NWA to come through at that time. the industry wanted him to take the NWA gimmick thats why he dissed nwa.

  • Anonymous

    you dissed compton and NWA you were jealous of them in the old days i'd say fuck you but now RIP

  • ugh

    Ultra album with Kool Keith was fire. RIP

  • Killem Dafoe

    Penicillin On Wax was a great comedy album! We only remember this dude for being brave enough to say 'Fuck Compton' at the height of NWAs popularity. That took guts. Too bad he was a 1 trick pony. Still, R.I.P.

    • Killem Dafoe

      First off, Tim Dog was as one dimensional as can be. Second, while Main Source may have fallen off, Large Professor is a stalwart in the game. Face it, Tim Dog was not all that and you defend him like he a legend. I'm a Bronx Nigga keeping it 100. You sure you know the deal? Huh?

    • Anonymous

      One trick pony maybe for mainstream fans, but dude been flowing before that, too bad only "Fuck Compton" was his only bleep on the radar. That's like saying "Looking at the front door" made Main source or better yet Large Professor a one trick pony. Some music is made only for people that know the deal.

  • Tony baptiste

    46 is soooo young guys, I can't believe this death is bringing out guys with a 5th grade education to blame his death on a east coast west coast beef. You know this is the reason people are turned off about rap because the dialogue aint about prevention,wellness and management of illnesses black men in this industry have, that's the sad part. black mens life expectancy should be 80 years old, whatever this man did in his youth and whatever male boasting about east coast shouldn't be the discussion. A black man died of a seizure due to a Diabetic condition. That's a very serious issue and for you slow dudes- whenever you laugh at death it always remembers you and laughs back, but when it snatches someone you love you wont be laughing

  • Anonymous

    This is the only news on DX for today! RIP DOG

  • Anonymous

    A lot of people wasnt down wit Tim Dog Penicillin on wax was one of my favorite albums of the 90s white boy jamming TIM DOG !

  • nappie rash

    R.I.P TIM DOG SAW HIM LIVE IN MELBOURNE AND WAS A DOPE SHOW.... HAVE ALL HIS VINYL RELEASES LOVE FROM DOWN UNDA NRH

  • Ice Cube

    It's just another nigga dead.

    • Martikalaquisha Thompson

      Yuuuuuuuuuuuup. Useless to society. Only good to spite everyone else. Skirt-wearing wannabe whiteys with their plastic put together girlfriends and homo tendencies.

  • Lyonel

    I heard Fuck the South Bronx the other day and it's one of the greatest songs of all time!!!

  • Ron frewaite

    Seems like people on here are missing the point concerning Diabetes and seizures. A great many rappers don't have health insurance, and Obama care is forcing ALL rappers and regular citizens to buy insurance. Maybe now we can get revolutionary rappers to speak about the true importance of health instead of flossing about throwing champagne on hoes when they can't even afford to get a physical

    • trooth

      you only have to buy it if you can afford it...thats why people who actually work for a living are paying the share for the lazy bums on welfare. So the productive members of society pay more so the unproductive can have shitty healthcare. Thats why Obama is destroying the nation.

  • Anonymous

    thats what you get fo dissing the west nigggguuuhhhh

  • Snoop

    R.I.P but... Tim Dog CAN STILL EAST A BIG FAT DICC!! Don't EVER diss the WEST we don't let up 4 NADA

    • Conscious Nigga From Baltimore

      You ain't Mexican bitch by the way fuck you the West and anyone wearing Red how the fuck you spell cc and claim Slobs at the same time you lame ass nigga hope you get raped by a pack of niggas

  • Anonymous

    NONE of you fucks gave three shits for Tim Dog in how long and now ya'll acting like he's going to be missed?

  • trooper

    While I never approved of how he did Compton for practically no reason other than jealousy at that time of NWA, Dr. Dre mainly, his debut album Penicilian On Wax was a banger. You can't front on that album. Beats went extremely hard. He later apologized for dissing Compton but still west coaster will hold a grudge. Understandable. but let it go.

  • Snoop Doggy Dogg

    "Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay The sounds of a dog brings me to another day Play with my bone, would ya Timmy It seems like you're good for makin jokes about your jimmy But here's a jimmy joke about your mama that you might not like I heard she was the 'Frisco dyke But fuck your mama, I'm talkin about you and me Toe to toe, Tim M-U-T Your bark was loud, but your bite wasn't vicious And them rhymes you were kickin were quite bootylicious"

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    damn. RIP homie

  • Lo

    Tim Dog was the truth.....I bumped his shit everyday at one point in my life....he was a hard ass nigga and a pisser at the same time.....He went at all of Compton by himself have to respect that....R.I.P..... Tim Dog

  • Whiterthanmost

    RIP Tim Dog I was listening to "I Get Wreck" earlier today...a legend in his own right.

  • Anonymous

    lmaoo at people giving a fuck.....now watch all of a sudden these fools comin out da woodwork sayin how great and classic penicillin on wax is/was

  • Cage

    ^^^ You're already riding his posthumous nuts by commenting on his thread... Let the man RIP

  • Fuck South Bronx

    I ain't gonna mourn this nigga.

  • Anonymous

    "Medical examiners have positively identified the body of the renegade former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner. The cause of death was not released with the identification." How do they Identify the molecular structure of his DNA and not tell us simply how he died???? This sounds fishy.

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P To The Legend. Rest In Heaven Tim Dog

  • d3

    i been rompin since tim dog was hollerin 'fuck compton!'

  • Aim80

    I can remember staying up late when i was about 10 or 11, watching Playboy and they were playing uncut music videos, that was the first time I heard/saw "Fuck Compton". RIP OG.

  • Anonymous

    RIP Tim Dog. A legend.

  • Curtis75Black

    R.I.P to the original shit starter !!! The father of the East/West feud !! "I'll wax Anybody"

  • Anonymous

    Not a big fan of Tim Dog because of his "Fuck Compton" song (I'm from Compton) but R.I.P. anyways.

  • IAmControverse

    Rest in Heavenly Peace, Tim Dog!!! I always thought you were underrated. GODBtESS

  • BOLDDEBAUCHERY

    rip. i used to bump his shit with kool keith and make it happen all the time. and he had that classic line 'fighting over colours, dumb stupid muthafuckas !' lol shit was funny af when i first heard it. rip.

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