Timbaland Protégé Tink Talks Female Empowerment & Being A Feminist Rapper

TINK: I HAD TO STOP CALLING MYSELF A B*TCH

(AllHipHop News) Superstar producer Timbaland has found a new rap protégé. After introducing his signature Da Bassment sound with Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, and Ginuwine, Timbo is ready to change the face of music again with 19-year-old Chicago artist Tink.

The rapper/singer has been building a buzz for several years, and she got a huge break when DJ Envy debuted her version of Rick Ross’ “Movin’ Bass” featuring Jay Z on The Breakfast Club. Tink has now made the February/March 2015 cover of The Fader. In the article, she spoke about a positive, realistic vision of female empowerment.

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“I had to cut off calling myself ‘b***h.’ And I cut out some of the songs where I was kind of like degrading myself. When people do that, of course it’s seen in a fun way, but at the same time it’s sending the message to everybody else to look at you as a bitch,” said Tink. “I want to dig deep into bad relationships, molestation, racism, and not feeling pretty. I want to get under people’s skin.”

Tink embraces the tag of being a representation of feminism. Her experiences in the music business have already set her on a path of voicing that women are politically, socially, and economically equal to men.

“I’m definitely a feminist. The industry made me that way. I had to grind so hard to be taken seriously, had to work twice as hard to get here,” Tink states. “As far as female [rappers], there aren’t as many, so if you want to compete, you have to sound [a certain way] because that’s the only thing hot right now. If you want to compete, you have to look [a certain way]… I’m in my own little lane, doing just me. I don’t have to fit in.”

Read Tink’s full The Fader cover story here.

[ALSO READ: Breeding Ground: Chicago Emcee Tink Takes A Stand With “Tell The Children”]

Listen to “Movin’ Bass” with Tink, Jay Z and Rick Ross below.

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11 thoughts on “Timbaland Protégé Tink Talks Female Empowerment & Being A Feminist Rapper”

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  2. The Legendary Troll

    Feminist rapper in a male dominated genre? FOH makes me not wanna listen to her sh*t based on that. An that song with Jay-Z is just a sample. Not the same as featuing Hov

  3. GTFOH talkin that “being a representation of feminism” noise.. aint no one trying to hear all that anymore. That whole “I got P, T, and A so Im goin to automatically start off in the sh*t pile” barrier has been riddled a loooooooong time ago. If you hot, you hot, if your not then you already know what its going to be.. Good music is good music.. I wont knock a woman because I was doin my thing, rocking out to that gool ol sh*t in the golden era(early 80’s, 90’s to early 00’s) where I’ve seen many femcees come from the bottom to the top so these days theres no excuse, women got a legitimate chance to make it now just like tha n*ggas trying to kick the door down to get on do..f*ck a feminism. Just a card under your sleeve in case your sh*t is hot garbage

  4. “AS THE WOMAN GOES, SO GOES THE NATION.”

    The level of game coming out of these sistas in the industry’s mouths is a reflection of the mindstate of our community en masse: brain-dead, deaf, and blind…

    BEYONCE, NIKKI MINAJ, RIHANNA, DEJ LOAF, etc = ABUSE TRAUMA, SELF-HATE, DADDY ISSUES

    STOP CELEBRATING SELF-DESTRUCTION.

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