Last night I was driving to my girl’s house when I heard the sad news that Tim Dog had died at age 46 due to complications of diabetes. Today we commemorate the life of one of the Bronx’s most uncompromising MCs with a music video retrospective, starting of course with the song that launched his solo career, “Fuck Compton.” If only for the sake of bringing things full circle, we’ll finish up with another diss track, 2012’s “Hi-Jackin The Throne,” an attack on Jay-Z and Kanye West that went mostly unnoticed.
Lastly, Tim Dog’s brand of humorous hardcore hip-hop was perhaps best summed up by one-time T.R.O.Y. guest blogger J-Zone in this piece he wrote for Ego Trip back in 2011. If you haven’t read it before, be sure to check that out; if you have, it’s definitely worth revisiting.
R.I.P. Tim Dog. We reminisce over you.