Promising young Rapper, Tink was locked into record deals with both Timbaland and Epic Records for the last four years, but according to Fader, the young star is back to the independent grind. Tink is well known for her series of mixtapes (including the Winter’s Diary series) that brought her so much attention and critical acclaims before graduating high school.

At 18 years old, Tink signed with Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, releasing two singles from her un- released and delayed album. Her two singles were good but according to numbers, they weren’t good but not good enough and made no impact on her existing buzz. According to Tink, they set her back more than promoting her, with Timbaland focusing on a “Modern Aaliyah” angle just didn’t fit.

“I really had to get a grip on everything in my life so that i could come back and be able to just focus on the music this year. I had dedicated so much time, and we had put in a lot of work together, me and Timbaland. We had an album done, but that whole process was just very shocking to me. Going into something and having such high expectations for it, then having to refocus and reprocess everything. I had to really just dig deep and find out what i wanted to say next,” Tink told Fader‘s Ben Dandridge- Lemco.

Tink stated that the album Think Tink was actually completed but was never released because Timbaland wanted to make some changes. Now at 22 she finds herself back at square one. Tink managed to negotiate a release from Mosley Music Group and is now working on Winter’s Diary 5 as an independent artist. Her first single will be ‘Breakin Me’. No further updates on the release date. See below to check out the video.