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An Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued for Tim Dog, Who May or May Not Be Dead
By Lauren Nostro | May 22, 2013 | 11:17 am | Permalink

Earlier this month, we learned that rapper Tim Dog may have faked his own death. Yesterday, a Desoto County, Mississippi judge issued an arrest warrant on the "**** Compton" rapper.

In 2011, Tim Dog was convicted of cheating Southhaven resident Esther Pilgrim out of money after the two met on an online dating site. Pilgrim says the rapper faked his own death in order to get out of paying the $32,000 dollars he scammed her out of and that he owes about $2 million to people he scammed all over the world.

“I believe he was so angry that he had to pay me back,” Pilgrim told WREG Memphis.

Prosecutor Steven Jubera, with the Desoto County DA's office, filed a petition yesterday to have Tim Dog's probation revoked and is now demanding proof of the rapper's death.

“I need a death certificate showing that’s he’s dead because as far as I’m concerned, he’s alive,” Jubera told WREG Memphis, and added that he would drop the warrant if Tim Dog’s family members can show proof of his death.

Apparently, producer Cedric "Ced-Gee" Miller told WREG that he didn't think Tim Dog's funeral even happened after he refused to speak at the event after Tim Dog’s family could not produce a death certificate.

Watch the news report above.


I have to admit that I was both amused and entertained by the extensive expose on Tim Dog’s alleged “dating scams” on Dateline (all of which is handily available on YouTube). Sure, it sucked that these lonely women got fleeced for investing in “business deals gone wrong,” but, at the same time, nobody held a gun to their heads. They were presented with “get rich quick” schemes which they greedily snapped up, not to mention the fact that they had the honor of being wined, dined and reclined by the guy who made **** Compton. The Dog’s failed “business opportunities” included a five-CD box set of his greatest hits (despite only having released three albums) and an all-black male stripper tour of Europe, to name a few.

When these deals went sour and he ditched the women involved, leaving them with serious debts, they got mad and wanted revenge. This eventually led to them setting up an unsuccessful sting operation involving a hidden camera and microphone, which saw another woman pose as a prospective love interest while Tim offered her the chance to invest in a movie project with Denzel Washington in between attempting to bed her. He later appeared on Dateline to defend himself before a court ordered that he pay back $100 a month towards the money that one of his “victims” gave him for the CD box set deal.

Seven months later it was reported that Tim Dog had passed away from complications from diabetes. Deaths resulting from relatively minor medical issues is an increasingly common occurrence within the hip-hop community as many performers enter their mid-40s. A combination of unhealthy lifestyles, bad diet and the lack of affordable health care has resulted in many talented MCs and DJs dying before their time, so this seemed like a fairly plausible story. Esther Pilgrim wasn’t buying it though, and has spent the months since the report trying to prove that it was all a big stunt to avoid his debts, alleging that Timothy Blair is, in fact, alive and well. Channel 3 in Memphis ran the story the other week, and followed up yesterday with reports of an arrest warrant being issued:

“Information about his death, however, is lacking in Rolling Stone Magazine and other publications that reported it. In fact, even one of Tim Dog’s closest hip hop colleagues Ced Gee tells News Channel 3 that he refused to speak at Blair’s funeral because Tim Dog’s family could not produce a death certificate. Ced Gee believes after that, the funeral never happened. News Channel 3 also used a private investigator, who found no death records anywhere for Timothy Blair.”

While I previously theorised that Tim has moved to Germany in order to sell copies of his last CD for $91 a pop on, I only hope – if he is in fact still breathing – that he was clever enough to take on the identity of a dead Mexican and move far away from Atlanta to somewhere no one would dream to look, such as Rhode Island or Compton. Should we really feel bad for the Esther Pilgrims of the world who give a guy they’ve just spent the night with a bunch of credit cards and $30,000 in the hope of making some fast money? Or that gold digger who claimed he tampered with the wheel nuts on her car in an attempt to knock her off? The fact of that matter is that none of those women will ever make an album as great as Penicillin On Wax, nor fail to turn up to the 1st Annual Rappers Boxing Championship or utter a lyric as poignant as, “Doggie doggie bo boggie fanana fanna fo foggie / Me mi mo moggie, doggie” (from I Get Wrecked), so their arguments are automatically invalid. If you really are alive, Tim Dog, always remember that the Conservative Rap Coalition has got your back!


while i understand tim dog was never a top tier rapper, i am surprised at the lack of interest in this story. **** is funny, interesting and :smh: at the same damn time.
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