Today In Hip-Hop: Tim Dog Reportedly Fakes His Own Death

On this day, May 23rd, in hip-hop history... 2013: Initially, it looked like hip-hop had lost another icon. Born Timothy Blair, Bronx emcee Tim Dog rose to prominence on tracks with Ultramagnetic MCs, and went on to form a duo with Kool Keith. In 1990, he released “Fuck Compton,” still considered a one of the most ruthless diss tracks ever put down on wax. His debut album took shots at everyone from Dr. Dre to Kid ‘n Play. In 2011, Tim Dog plead guilty to grand larceny after conning a woman out of thousands of dollars through an Internet scam. He was ordered ...

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