The Internet is currently in a frenzy with reports of late rapper Timothy “Tim Dog” Blair allegedly faking his own death to avoid million-dollar debts circulating.
According to reports, a woman claims the New York rapper is nothing more than a scam artist who faked his death for financial reasons.
A woman who was swindled by a famous rapper says ‘Tim Dog’ may be up to his biggest scam yet. The rapper reportedly died in February, but the Mid-South woman he scammed believes the con man may have faked his own death. Timothy Blair, more commonly known as Tim Dog, owes her money. When he was reported dead, she says, all the payments stopped. He got famous in the 90s for his song about Compton, but Tim Dog’s lasting legacy, in Esther Pilgrim‘s mind, will be something else, “He really thinks he can outsmart everybody.” She says the rapper swindled her out $32,000, “A fictitious business deal.” She’s not the only one who says Tim Dog is a con man. “Twenty victims have contacted me personally from around the world,” she said. (WREG News)
To make matters even worse, additional media outlets claim there are questionable factors related to his February death.
In 2011, a Mississippi judge ordered Blair to pay her back, “One hundred dollars per month.” Esther says she received those payments up until she got the phone call that Tim Dog was dead. In February, media outlets, including Rolling Stone, reported the 46-year-old rapper died from complications of diabetes. Esther says at first, she believed it like everybody else. Then she did some digging, “There was nothing of what you would normally find. What city? Who found him? There was nothing with any type of concrete details.” She even had a friend go down to Atlanta this week, where he allegedly died, to find his death certificate, “They weren’t able to find any record of his death.” In fact, News Channel 3 used private investigator Andy Wilson who said he couldn’t find a death record for Timothy Blair either. Esther says Tim Dog owes upwards of $2 million to people around the world and she believes his own death might be just be his biggest con yet, “Oh, I think there is a great chance that he’s alive.” A private investigator has also confirmed an active address for Blair in Atlanta as of April. (WREG)
February reports claimed the “F*ck Compton” hitmaker lost a battle with diabetes on Valentine’s Day.
Hip Hop mourns its first loss of 2013, with the death of BX veteran rapper Timothy “Tim Dog” Blair today from a seizure following a long bout with diabetes. He was 46 years old. Tim Dog was present and active during a pivotal time in Hip Hop and unapolgetically made his mark. The Source would like to send our condolences to his family and friends. Rest In Peace. (The Source)
The rapper made a name for himself in the early 1990’s with his infectious “F*ck Compton” diss record.
Veteran Bronx rapper Timothy Blair (a.k.a. Tim Dog) was found dead today at the age of 46. Tim Dog suffered from a seizure earlier today stemming from his long-time battle with diabetes. Tim Dog was best known in the early ’90s when he was on the front lines of the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop battle. Blair released what is arguably his most famous song, the diss track “F*ck Compton,” in 1991. R.I.P. Tim Dog. (Complex)
Along with sparking outbursts from West Coast icons like N.W.A. and DJ Quik, Dog released a couple albums in his prime.
Bronx rapper Tim Dog (born Tim Blair) fired fresh shots in the long-simmering hip-hop coastal war with his 1991 album Penicillin on Wax. His single “F— Compton” triggered answers and comebacks in West and East Coast circles, and helped his album become an underground sensation, though not a major hit. Tim Dog’s alternately leering and fiery tone, confrontational diatribes, and cutting beats were even more vigorous on the follow-up, Do or Die, in 1993. (All Music)
Reports claim the rap veteran found himself in some legal trouble a couple years ago.
In 2011, Tim Dog pled guilty to grand larceny for swindling a woman out of $32,000 in an online dating scam, a scandal covered in a 2012 episode of Dateline NBC. He was sentenced to five years’ probation. (Rolling Stone)
Check out Tim Dog’s “F*ck Compton”: