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Timbaland's Protege Tink Outlines Her Journey Starting With Recording in a Chicago Basement With Her Father, Breaks Down "Ratchet Commandments" + Reveals Missy Elliot Will Be on "Think Tink" & Performs Live!

Since linking up with legendary producer Timbaland, Chicago native Tink has been turning heads all over the country.  Joining Sway In The Morning she outlines her rise to stardom, breaks down her hit “Ratchet Commandments” and shares some exciting news about her debut album.

Reminiscing about first meeting Sway in Miami, Tink shares the story of how she originally met Timbaland and how he flew her out to LA to record some tracks.  An artist with no gimmicks that writes, sings and raps, Tink reveals that she is aiming to be the voice of the people as she breaks speaks on her track “Tell The Children.”

With the recent news of Timbaland revealing Aaliyah came to him a dream about Tink, we hear her reaction on the subject as she clears the air about people are saying.  Making people aware and speaking on the modern day relationship Tink explains the notion behind “Ratchet Commandments” as a caller voices her concerns.

After shaking up the crew by revealing she would love to work with Drake, Tink gives us an exciting bit of information on her debut album “Think Tink,” it may or may not have to do with Missy Elliot.  To find out these exciting details and more check out the exclusive interview below and follow Tink on Twitter @Official_Tink.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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