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Tim Fite

All right, which of the following sentences best sums up 2007's best rap album and its wacky brilliance? A) It was created by a white guy who grew up in the countryside; B) The artist behind said rap album is not really a rapper; C) The entire record pretty much attacks everything that present-day popular rap represents; or D) The album was available for free. The answer, of course, is all of the above. The record is Over the Counter Culture, and the musician in question is West New Jersey native and Brooklyn transplant Tim Fite, who gets compared to Beck more often than the name Britney Spears ends up in the same sentence as the words "crotch shot." But references to the genre-hopping troubadour are well deserved, as Fite's upcoming release Fair Ain't Fair attests.

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Nick Schreiber