NAAAAAAH! (R.I.P. Tim Dog)
February 15, 2013 2:49 AM   Subscribe

Rapper Tim Dog died today, at age 46 after a long bout with Diabetes.

Tim Dog was Appreciated, inspirational, a golden age example of Classic Wackness, a Con Man outed on Dateline, and arguably the instigator of the East/West coast (nsfw audio) rap beef of the nineties.

As mentioned in the above Wiki link, Tim Dog got his start with the Ultramagnetic MC's, and started a group (Ultra) with Kool Keith, which lead to the founding of Funky-Ass Records, and the first Keith Album "Sex Style"

Hip-hop Encyclopedia J-Zone (twitter) might have been his biggest fan (with a bit of satire on the side), but plenty of folks on twitter are expressing their loss.

If you prefer video to text: J-Zone discusses Penicillin on Wax.

posted by lkc (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
"Your bark was loud
but your bite wasn't vicious
and them rhymes you was kickin'
were quite bootylicious."

-Snoop Dogg on "Fuck wit Dre Day" (2nd verse), which was essentially Dre enlisting Snoop to do his "retort" to Tim Dog's diss track.
posted by kuanes at 4:03 AM on February 15, 2013 [2 favorites]

Kuanes: He calls him out in the line before that: "T.I.M. M.U.T."

Tim Dog actually responded to that with "Bitch With A Perm" but the album was delayed, and no one beat Snoop and Dre on Dre Day, especially not 2 years later.
posted by lkc at 4:19 AM on February 15, 2013

See, I always thought he was still referring to Tim in that line that I posted.

Shows what I know about a diss track.
posted by kuanes at 4:53 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yep, everything you quoted was right. It just started the line before.
posted by lkc at 5:12 AM on February 15, 2013

Snoop and Dre had his epitaph ready for him; for most people that's how he is going to be remembered.

posted by Renoroc at 5:24 AM on February 15, 2013

I used to think that line was "toe to toe, till I n-u-t." (It makes sense, though, because that song's mostly putting dicks in the mouths of one's enemies). I'm sorry, Tim. And I hope you'll be remembered for better things than being told by Snoop to eat a fat dick.

46 is so young, too.

posted by Metroid Baby at 5:45 AM on February 15, 2013

"The first shot fired in a war that never should have been."
posted by lazaruslong at 6:15 AM on February 15, 2013 [2 favorites]

If he watched what he ate and switched to lean dicks, he might still be with us.

posted by dr_dank at 6:39 AM on February 15, 2013 [6 favorites]

And Luther Campbell is the sole remaining survivor.
posted by chrchr at 6:46 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

A discussion between my girlfriend and I this morning:
Me: Tim Dog died.
Her: Tim's dog died!
posted by PHINC at 7:31 AM on February 15, 2013 [6 favorites]

How about the 25 year old boxer who just died of gallbladder cancer (I forget his name because I didn't know of him before that.) random example.
make sure to live a healthy lifestyle or you'll live to regret it.
posted by superuser at 8:36 AM on February 15, 2013

This post is worth it for the tags alone.

Rest in peace.
posted by bayani at 1:29 PM on February 15, 2013

Blockhead did a nice R.I.P. post today.
posted by lkc at 2:39 PM on February 15, 2013

10 of his finest moments.

J-Zones R.I.P.
posted by lkc at 6:37 PM on February 15, 2013

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