Tink Drops Timbaland-Produced 'Ratchet Commandments'


Tink Drops Timbaland-Produced 'Ratchet Commandments'

The 19-year-old rapper calls out both women and men in the bouncy track.

Published March 5, 2015

Timbaland's newest protégé, Tink, is slowly making her way onto the airwaves, and her second offering, "Ratchet Commandments," is sure to get the world listening.

Produced by Timbo, the track shares a similarity to the Notorious B.I.G.'s nearly 20-year-old cut "Ten Crack Commandments" and sees the teen rapper spit over a bouncy beat. Tink's confidence shines from the very start with her stating her purpose from the jump: "I've done been at this thing for years / It's done turned me to an animal / Some of y'all ratchet / I'mma write you h**s a manual."


Aside from its impeccable production value, the song itself sees Tink knock her fellow millennial women — and even some men — who boast "ratchet behavior" on the regular. From attention-seeking Instagram models to absent-minded fathers, the young femcee covers all dynamics of ratchetness in the track.

"I thought we had some young queens, what you mean / We act belligerent / Generation of ignorance / B*****s live for the 'Gram, so their life ain't got no significance," she raps, before targeting men in the last verse with, "You fake fathers never held your daughters / Never had a conversation / Too immature to get an occupation."

Serving a completely different flavor than that shown in her slightly more subtle "Ran Up a Check," "Ratchet Commandments" possesses the grit needed to make hip hop-lovers take notice. Her mentor, Timbaland, even has high hopes for her debut project, dubbing it "one of the best albums I did since [Aaliyah's] One in a Million."

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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