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.
damn rip tim dog
Penicillin On Wax = Classic. RIP TIM DOG
— ILL BILL (@ILLB1LL)
Penicillin On Wax = Classic. RIP TIM DOG— ILL BILL (@ILLB1LL) February 15, 2013
RIP Tim Dog.. I was at the Bronx River Projects when he was about to drop "F*ck Compton". He kicked the… instagr.am/p/Vuv8egA2dH/
I'm crushed. RIP Tim Dog. The only rapper I'm bold enough to say changed my life. Penicillin on Wax is my fav rap LP of all time. Terrible.
— J-Zone (@jzonedonttweet) February 14, 2013
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.