New York City rapper Timothy "Tim Dog" Blair has died at the age of 46 following a seizure and a long battle with diabetes.
The rapper was a key player in the East Coast/West Coast rap feud of the early 1990s, going after Dr. Dre and N.W.A. with his Bronx anthem "Fuck Compton."
The sound touched off a number of responses from Dre, Snoop Dogg and other West Coast legends, and was a pivotal record in the rap beef that dominated hip-hop in the 90s.
The Bronx native Tim Dog was most recently in the public eye on NBC's Dateline, after an incident wherein he conned a woman out of $32,000 in an online dating scam.