Tink has been on the come-up for a few years now, and with her debut mixtape, Winter’s Diary, three more tapes in 2013, and an impressive list of features, it’s easy to see why she’s one of the hottest rappers Chicago has to offer. Winter’s Diary found her relying more on the singing voice she’d spent most of her life developing through singing at church, with soulful R&B punctuated by the promising raps that showed what she still had to offer. And she hasn’t let her city down in that regard with three dope mixtapes, the most recent of which, Boss Up, had features from Lil Bibby and Lil Durk on highlight “Kilo”.
Tink has flexed her rap skills and shown major R&B chops, a level of versatility that truly makes her stand out in the Chicago hip-hop scene. Having been in the game since the age of 17 has only served her well, garnering cosigns from almost every other local rapper, as well as Billboard and Noisey. The maturation from tape to tape is what makes her one of the most promising musicians on this list, and judging by her quality and quantity, it’ll only be a few years before Tink has this whole game figured out. –Pat Levy