|Knowlton, New Jersey, United States
|Folk, hip hop, indie
|Vocals, sampling, guitar, bass
| Little-T and One Track Mike
The Water Island
Timothy Sullivan, also known as Tim Fite is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, living and working in Brooklyn. His past releases have run the gamut from indie to alternative to country to hip hop.
Fite was born and raised in rural New Jersey, where he developed a certain fascination with guns and social value systems that can be found in his music, art and the illustrated stories he also creates.
Fite is known for using samples from long-forgotten records to amplify his mixed-genre approach to music.[ citation needed ] On his Anti- Records debut Gone Ain't Gone he set a self-imposed limit of using only samples from records bought for less than a dollar.
During the early 2000s, Fite was one half of hip hop duo Little-T and One Track Mike,who are mostly remembered for their only hit "Shaniqua", which was popular on music channels such as MTV. After that group went on an indefinite hiatus, Fite signed with ANTI- Records and started releasing solo albums.
In 2006, Fite released a full-length, web-only, free hip hop record, Over the Counter Culture, which was a critique of modern culture of consumerism and greed. Critics from the Los Angeles Times to the Chicago Tribune to the Chicago Sun Times placed it in their top 10 for 2007, yet in deference to the subject matter, Fite decided not to release it commercially.Fite has continued to release albums free of charge through his website, most recently 2010's Under the Table Tennis.
Fite's Fair Ain't Fair was released May 6, 2008,which was followed by a tour with Philadelphia's Man Man.
Tim released Ain't Ain't Aint, the final installment of his "Ain't" album trilogy, on March 6, 2012.
In 2014, Tim parted ways with ANTI records and took a more direct approach to distributing his work, by launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund his next album called IBEENHACKED. His ambitious goal was to create not only an album but a "unified body of artwork surrounding the theme of an album" that would become a "multi-media exploration of how digital living, digital dependence, and digital thinking effect our everyday lives in terms of productivity, creativity, privacy, and self-realization." The album had limited release to his kickstarter backers in August 2014, and a full release is scheduled for September 2014.
He often collaborates with Ryan Foregger for his music videos.
In 2019, he toured Germany, Austria and Switzerland as Bonaparte's opening act.
Turkish hip hop refers to hip hop music produced by members of the Turkish minority in Germany, and to a lesser degree by hip hop artists in Turkey. The Turkish minority, called the Turks, first drew inspiration from the discrimination and racism they received while living as migrant workers in Germany in the 1960s. Turkish hip hop uses Arabesk music, a folk style that finds its roots in Turkey during the 1960s, and is influenced by the hip hop music of America and Germany. Album artwork, lyrical content, and the Turkish language are used by hip hop artists to express their uniquely Turkish identity.
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