If you're a new rapper being compared to Drake, that's big. If you're a new rapper who can trade bars with Rick Ross and Jay Z with ease, that's big. So, basically, it sounds like Timbaland's new artist, Tink, might be a problem.
The track "Movin' Bass" appears on Rick Ross' new Hood Billionaire album, with a feature from Jay Z, but during a visit to "The Breakfast Club" on Wednesday (November 19), Timbaland unleashed the original "OG Version," which features the 19-year-old Chicago rapper going bar-for-bar with the boys.
This version of the song is edited so that we hear Tink, Jay and Ross finishing each other's lyrics, and it's pretty impressive.
Timbo wasn't shy about heaping on the praise, either. He explained that production duo Da Internz introduced him to Tink, and she made him believe in music again.
"She was music and she saved my life," Timbaland said. "She's so young and I felt like, she got it. You can't believe somebody at 19 got it. We don't see that no more. The last person we saw [like her] was Drake...he's really the real deal."
He went on to explain that he gave her the "Movin' Bass" beat as a test, and even Jay Z was impressed with what he heard. Hear him explain in the video below.