Written by: Nicholas Prete
Timbaland is quoted, stating he had a dream Aaliyah spoke to him saying, "Tink is the one!"
After hearing this strong statement from the producer who was closest to her, I had to check out this Tink chick. Would Tink live up to this hype, at least by those comparisons?
The first song I dived into was "Around the Clock", and it definitely had me in awe as she completely demolished the Timbo produced extravaganza. But, it still left me pondering; where is that harmony and passion in the voice flawlessly exuded from the heart in Aaliyah? From introduction, I thought we should be comparing Tink to Minaj; if we're going bar for bar, which would be an incredible debate for the ages when it comes to female MCs. (My vote will be for Tink though I still respect Nicki. Just give it some time).
Finally, I received this link and after hearing Tink's "One In A Million (Remix)", I think Aalyiah would be proud of her. It brings back memories: vibing out to the original jam; and makes me want to put on "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" and listen to old tunes like "Back and Forth".
Overall, I'm looking forward to more music from Tink as her talent explicitly speaks for itself. Make sure you check out "Ratchet Commandments" to see another side of Tink after listening to her "One In A Million" cover, below.