Video: Tink and Timbaland, 'Round The Clock'
Watch platinum hitmaker Timbaland and teen rapper Tink's new video.
Take a look at anyone's 'biggest predictions of 2015' list and young (like young - 19) year old Chicago rapper Tink is a given. With a professional, emotional and aesthetic maturity way beyond her years, she's already got four incredible, self-made mixtapes under her belt, although has yet to release a studio album - with any luck, she'll make her studio album debut with Timbaland, one of the rap/pop game's biggest producers (Brandy, Drake, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake etc), who not too long ago signed Tink to his Epic imprint Mosley Music Group. "Being in the studio with Timbaland, it makes me just want to be better," Tink said in an interview with Noisey. "When you're in the studio with Timbaland, you really bring your A game."
Up until now, Timbaland's been teasing us fans with snippets on his Instagram of himself and Tink in the studio, and clips of him listening to new Tink material in his car, but recently a few tracks from their studio time have surfaced: Tell The Children, a track addressing police brutality in the US, UFO, a collaboration between Tim, Tink, and André 3000, and 'Round The Clock, featuring popular US radio show host Charlamagne The God.
DGainz has made a dark and mysterious clip for the latter, depicting a grown-up looking Tink, donned in uniform, hanging around an inner-city laneway, guarded by a sunglassed-Timbaland. "Timbaland dropped the beat in the studio and it instantly gave me a hip-hop vibe" Tink told The FADER about the song. "I wanted the video to match that same feeling. Raw and simple."
Take a look at the video, then get to know Tink a little better before she blows - a few of our essential Tink tracks below: