But three albums into the joke, Har Mar's still around, and here's why: 1) From Soul Man to White Chicks, we Americans think that ridiculously unlikely white people impersonating black culture and vice versa is some funny-ass shit. 2) Har Mar can actually sing, as evidenced on "O," a pretty Justin Timberlakey ballad, and "As (Seasons)," a bombastic Mary J. Blige-esque pressure cooker from his latest, The Handler. 3) The Handler's tracks are such pitch-perfect imitations of pop songs that they get under your skin like, well, actual pop songs. "Back That Camel Up," for example, is a really stupid parody of the whole Missy Elliott-Indian/Middle Eastern-crunk hybrid. But we'll be damned if it isn't almost as much fun as any standard-issue Timbaland joint.
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