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Tim Fite Biography

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Birth Name: Timothy Sullivan
Birth Place: Knowlton, New Jersey, United States
Years Active: 2000–present
Genres: Folk, Hip Hop, Indie

Tim Fite (born Timothy Sullivan) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, living and working in Brooklyn, New York. 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.

During the early 2000s, Fite was one half of hip hop duo Little-T and One Track Mike,[1] 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 to the ANTI- Records label and started releasing solo albums.

On his Anti Records 2005 debut “Gone Ain't Gone” he set the self-imposed limit of using only samples from records bought for less than a dollar.

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. 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.”