1990s Rap Vet, Tim Dog, Dead At 46

By Staff  |  02/15/2013

Tim Dog

New York rap vet, Tim Dog, died Thursday (February 14), after suffering a seizure. He was just 46.

According to The Source, the rapper (real name: Timothy Blair) has long-suffered from diabetes, which resulted in his death.

Tim Dog began his career as an unofficial member of the Bronx-bred Ultramagnetic MCs in the late 1980s, before rising to promience with his debut album, 1991's Penicillin on Wax. The LP featured the controversial "F*** Compton," which attacked members of N.W.A. and the popular gangster rap scene in Los Angeles.

The rapper went on to release three other solo albums, and collaborative LPs with Ultramag alum Kool Keith.

Most recently, in 2012, Tim made headlines after appearing on "Dateline NBC" who profiled his online dating scam that swindled single women out of thousands. He was busted in 2011, and later pleaded guilty to grand larceny for defrauding a woman out of $32,000, claiming he needed investors for a comeback album.