Friday, January 28, 2011

The Dog from the bronx

Tim Dog

So the year was 1991, N.W.A had just released their 2nd album and took a few swipes at former band member ice cube and went on with their biz of being the worlds most dangerous group.......... then out of nowhere came the diss of all disses, FUCK COMPTON blew up and the war between east and west coasts was ignited. Tim dog didn't fuck around making subliminal diss tracks he just went all out war on Compton and named many names but most notoriously Dr Dre and DJ Quik.  I'm not gonna delve too much into it as I'll let you listen to the tracks and make your own mind up.

At the time i remember people being like "whoooooa no he didn't just say that?" to this day i think there was a little bit of jealousy coming thru from dog and if you listen to the album nowadays it doesn't really sound like it dated well. there are tracks that still sound dope as hell but mainly for sentimental reasons and less for the actual quality of the album. Don't get me wrong this is a classic and a must have but lyrically it ain't the best

Its a shame in a way as Tim definitely has some talent and sounds hard as hell but to me it just doesn't really stand out anymore.

  1. "Intro" 3.46
  2. "Low Down Nigga" 3.56
  3. "Robin Harris Shit (Skit)" 1.14
  4. "DJ Quik Beat Down (Skit)" 0.53
  5. "Step To Me" 4.01
  6. "Phone Conversation With Reporter (Skit)" 2.16
  7. "Bronx Nigga" 3.50
  8. "You Ain't Shit" 4.01
  9. "I Ain't Takin No Shorts" 4.33
  10. "NFL Shit (Skit)" 1.10
  11. "Ill Wax Anybody" 4.00
  12. "Michel'le Conversation (Skit)" 1.54
  13. "Cant Fuck Around" 3.33
  14. "Dogs Gonna Getcha" 3.03
  15. "Going Wild In The Penile" 3.44
  16. "Get Off The Dick" 3.27
  17. "I Ain't Havin' It" (Feat. Kool Keith) 4.55
  18. "Patriotic Pimp" 4.00
  19. "Secret Fantasies" (Feat. Kool Keith) 4.51
So then the aftermath came and everyone from MC eiht of C.M.W. to Quik retaliated with several diss tracks aimed at Tim dog and the south Bronx. to my knowledge nothing ever blew up into a fight situation but there is a shout out for 2pac strangely enough on his second album for apparently squashing a situation that happened in San Fran??? will we ever know?

there was a year with tracks being made thrashing back some of Tim dogs comments back down his throat, my opinion is that the west coast won the battle. C.M.W's "who's fucking who?" from the music to drive by album was possibly one of the best retaliation tracks ever and DJ Quik also threw some solid shit back too. 

However everything from the N.W.A camp stayed pretty quiet and Dre and Eazy didn't really get involved in the situation till after Tim's 2nd album dropped. 

Track listings

  1. "I Don't Give A Fuck" – 4:26
  2. "Grab Your Gat" – 4:20
  3. "I Get Wrecked" (Featuring KRS-One)  – 5:23
  4. "Timberland's" – 4:23
  5. "If I Was A Cop" – 3:45
  6. "Hardcore" – 3:28
  7. "Game" – 4:53
  8. "Skip To My Loot" – 4:24
  9. "Silly Bitch" – 3:47
  10. "Mad Dog" – 4:31
  11. "Make Room" – 2:40
  12. "Breakin North" – 4:06
This album in my opinion was a much better effort from Tim dog as just a hip hop album and not a collection of personal gripes. i quite enjoyed this album but it didn't really do very well as sales were quite low? The beats were better the rhyming was better so its hard to understand why it didn't do very well?

Around the same time Dre's album was picking up more and more momentum and well on its way to becoming a solid gold classic in hip hop law! Dre had finally answered Tim dog back with a few subliminals and some straight out disses via his young apprentice Snoop Dog. Eazy also got in on the act with his solo releases and kokane had a lot to say about Tim.

Which brings us on to what i feel was an act of desperation from Tim when he released "bitch with a perm"

Not the best of comebacks in my opinion.

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