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Artist’s Spotlight: Tink

Trinity Home was born on March 18, 1995 in Calumet City, Illinois. Home was nicknamed Tink by her friends in elementary school and she has used the name ever since. She began writing songs at age 11, including some for her father’s friends. She attended high school at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy where she participated in talent shows and joined the school choir. She started rapping and recording music in her father’s basement studio at the age of 15. At age 16, Tink and her brother posted a clip of her freestyling over Clipse’s “Grindin'” to Facebook which received local buzz.

Tink’s career officially began with the release of her 2011 mixtape, ‘Winter’s Diary’, while she was still in high school under Lyrical Eyes Management. In 2012, she followed that up with two more mixtape releases, ‘Alter Ego’ and ‘Blunts & Ballads’. In 2013, she released her fourth mixtape, ‘Boss Up’ and was featured on Future Brown’s debut single “Wanna Party”. Tink had the opportunity to sign with record companies surrounding the buzz around her fourth mixtape but decided to stay independent.

Her debut studio album had been scheduled to be released in 2015 and was preceded by the single “Ratchet Commandments”. In January 2018, Tink’s mixtape catalog appeared on all streaming services. After leaving Mosley Music Group and Epic Records, she released her first EP “Pain & Pleasure” in March 2018 through Machine Entertainment Group and Sony RED. On April 28, 2019, Tink released the mixtape ‘Voicemails’ under Empire. The lead single was “Bad Side”.

Tink released the album ‘Hopeless Romantic’ through Winter’s Diary and Empire on February 14, 2020. On July 30, 2021 she released her second album ‘Heat of the Moment’ which has become her biggest project yet.

Ivan Walker
Ivan Walker is a Senior Mass Communications major from Isola, Mississippi. He will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2021-2022 school year.

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