Introducing Tink at the SXSW Festival earlier this year, Timbaland briefly channeled "The Matrix's" Morpheus, telling the audience the late R&B singer Aaliyah appeared to him in a dream and told him the fast-rising Chicago singer/rapper was "the one."

Introducing Tink at the SXSW Festival earlier this year, Timbaland briefly channeled “The Matrix’s” Morpheus, telling the audience the late R&B singer Aaliyah appeared to him in a dream and told him the fast-rising Chicago singer/rapper was “the one.”

The producer’s enthusiasm is justified. Tink, not yet 21, has already self-released a quintet of mixtapes, including Winter’s Diary 2: Forever Yours, from 2014, and is poised to explode with the much-anticipated release of her debut studio album, Think Tink, which she recorded alongside Timbaland. “Ratchet Commandments,” the album’s introductory shot, finds the young MC taking aim at a “generation of ignorance” hungry for Instagram likes atop a bouncing rubber ball of a beat. Kim Joyce, Dominique Larue, Hodgie, Nes Wordz and C10 open the show.

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