Tink - “Fingers Up” (2012)
“Fuck you like a naughty Christian” is such a dope line that I can recommend this video just based on that. But there is also the fact that this song works really well as a song, the fact that Tink effortlessly handles several different flows, and the fact that this video makes her look incredibly cool (Chicago’s answer to Azealia Banks, hopefully?).
Tink is from the south suburb of Calumet City. She’s only 17, but she has one pretty fantastic R&B mixtape from earlier this year (admittedly with a few too many DJ Hustlenomics drops on it, but also with the amazing line “my heels are seven inches/Monday through Sunday/I’m walking to the bank as if I’m Tyra on that runway”), and she’s being managed by Lyrical Eyes, who has a very good track record in Chicago. I could see big things happening for her. Already since this video she dropped a solid freestyle on FakeShoreDrive, so keep your eyes open.
But start here because this is a great video. That’s DGainz on the beat, and also on the couch shredding the guitar, by the way.