Do or Die (Tim Dog album)

Do or Die is the second studio album by American New York-based rapper Tim Dog. It was released in 1993 via Ruffhouse/Columbia, and produced entirely by Tim Dog. The album represented Tim's shift of focus, away from confrontation with the West Coast and concentrated on hardcore East Coast rap. The album contained a shout-out to Tupac Shakur whom Tim thanked for assisting him when involved in a potentially violent situation when touring in California.

Do or Die
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 1993 (1993-04-20)
Recorded1992–1993
Studio
Genre
Length50:06
Label
ProducerTim Dog
Tim Dog chronology
Penicillin on Wax
(1991)
Do or Die
(1993)
Big Time
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The album peaked at number 53 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 17 on the Heatseekers Albums, spawning a single "I Get Wrecked" with KRS-One, which peaked at number 8 on the Hot Rap Songs.[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."I Don't Give a Fuck"Tim Dog4:26
2."Grab Your Gat"
  • Tim Dog
  • Maurice Mo' Gallegos (co.)
  • Ray Roll (co.)
  • Tony Touch (co.)
4:20
3."I Get Wrecked" (featuring KRS-One)
5:23
4."Timberlands"Tim Dog4:23
5."If I Was a Cop"Tim Dog3:45
6."Hardcore"Tim Dog3:28
7."Game"Tim Dog4:53
8."Skip to My Loot" (featuring Smooth B)Tim Dog4:24
9."Silly Bitch"Tim Dog3:47
10."Mad Dog"Tim Dog4:31
11."Make Room"Tim Dog2:40
12."Breakin' North"Tim Dog4:06
Total length:50:06

PersonnelEdit

  • Timothy Blair – main artist, producer
  • Lawrence Parker – featured artist (track 3)
  • Darryl Barnes – featured artist (track 8)
  • Maurice Mo' Gallegos – co-producer (track 2)
  • Ray Cortez – co-producer (track 2)
  • Joseph Anthony Hernandez – co-producer (track 2)
  • Maurice Russell Smith – drum programming & co-producer (track 3)
  • Trevor Randolph – drum programming & co-producer (track 3)
  • Shams – drum programming all beats
  • Keith Matthew Thornton – bass & keyboards (track 3)
  • Phil Nowlan – bass (track 4)
  • Andy "Funky Drummer" Kravitz – drums (track 4)
  • Mike Tyler – guitar (track 4)
  • Jay Davidson – saxophone (track 5)
  • Joseph Mario Nicolo – mixing (tracks: 1, 3-11), additional recording
  • Craig Caruth – mixing (tracks: 2, 12), additional recording
  • Daymon Warren – mixing (tracks: 2, 12)
  • Leo "Swift" Morris – recording
  • David Sussman – additional recording
  • Kennan Keating – additional recording
  • Steve Reece – additional recording
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Diane Zaiko – assistant engineering
  • Dirk Grobelny – assistant engineering
  • Manuel Lecuona – assistant engineering
  • Francesca Restrepo – art direction & design
  • Gerhard Yurkovic – photography

ChartsEdit

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 53
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[4] 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Do or Die - Tim Dog". AllMusic. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tim Dog I Get Wrecked Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  3. ^ "Tim Dog Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Tim Dog Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.

External linksEdit

Do Or Die at Discogs (list of releases)