Tim Dog Memorial Service Announced
The observance will take place at Glendale Baptist Church from 6 to 10 p.m. ET. It’s expected that hundreds of New York rappers, as well as family and friends, will be in attendance to remember the late hip-hop artist.
Tim Dog (real name Timothy Blair) died on Valentine’s Day at the age of 46. He suffered from a seizure associated with his diabetes.
The tough rhyme-slinger will be remembered for his controversial 1991 song ‘F— Compton,’ in which he dissed Eazy-E, N.W.A. and Dr. Dre. He released two solo albums: ‘Penicillin on Wax’ and ‘Do or Die.’
Before he was a solo artist, Tim Dog was a former member of the Ultramagnetic MC’s, which featured group members Ced Gee, Moe Love, TR Love and Kool Keith.
Keith was still in shock a week after learning that his fellow comrade had passed away. “I’m just doing my condolences, but I still can’t believe [it],” he told HipHopDX. “I’m still thinking this is a stunt, ’cause Tim was usually good with stunts. But like you said, it’s real, and I understand his health conditions and stuff like that.”
Keith, who teamed up with Tim Dog to form the rap tandem Ultra in 1996, remembers the veteran Bronx rapper as being a fun-loving guy. “I always hung out with Tim, [and] Tim liked to go eat,” he recalls. “That’s one of his favorite things; we’d go to the clubs together, strip clubs, anywhere. I mean, real good person, kind-hearted. I stayed with Tim in Atlanta many times.”
Tim Dog’s family requests that all donations be sent to his daughter, Chanel Blair.
Rest in peace, Tim Dog.
Watch Tim Dog’s ‘F— Compton’ Video