So I came across Tink for the first time when I heard her on the sweet new track from Sleigh Bells, “That Did It”, which I loved so much it made my end of the year fave song list. And then I started seeing her name everywhere, and was blown away to learn the Chicago-based emcee/singer was still in her teens. Her first album release, Winter’s Diary, came out while she was a junior in high school, and she’s released four mixtapes of her work since 2012, including Winter’s Diary 2, released at the end of ’14.
Age clearly doesn’t matter, as Timbaland’s already signed Tink to his label, and worked with her to create the Ferguson protest song “Tell the Children”, as well as the soon-to-be released “UFO”, which features the almighty André 3000. Then there’s this, which shows girl’s got some mightily impressive vocals, rhymes and presence:
I’m super pumped to watch Tink take over the world, and so should you all. Keep your ears posted for what’s sure to be lotsa new music from the little lady in 2015.