Artist of the Month: Tink G
As much as we love to chant "I woke up like this," the reality is that nobody's perfect. A new artist quickly gaining a widespread fan base agrees with us.
Tink (real name Trinity Home) is a 19-year-old artist from Chicago who has already gained attention from Timberland and other big names in the business. Fader describes, "She comes off like Foxy Brown's kid sister when she raps, and her soul-baring ballads convey a vulnerability that brings Frank Ocean to mind."
Her smooth voice compliments her real and empowering message. She explains, "I had to cut off calling myself 'bitch.' And I cut out some of the songs where I was 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. I want to dig deep into bad relationships, molestation, racism, and not feeling pretty," she says. "I want to get under people's skin."
Fader reports, "In identifying as such, Tink might serve as a voice for women who call themselves feminists but don't identify with the 24/7 flawlessness of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé or see themselves among the cast of a Lena Dunham show. 'I'm in my own little lane, doing just me.' Here, she does a cute little body roll in her chair. 'I don't have to fit in.'"
Check out her SoundCloud here
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