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Did Tink Just Hint That She’s Going To Be On ‘Empire’?

When it comes to having the Empire hookup, Tink is your girl. Not only is she Timbaland‘s hottest emerging artist (Timba executive produces Empire‘s music), Tink has also worked with Jim Beanz, the show’s music director. We spoke to Tink about Empire, and she gave us a little taste of what she knows about the much-awaited second season. Could she be appearing on the show?

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Watching Tink Freestyle Before Your Eyes Will Give You Life

Timbaland‘s protege and chosen one Tink is stirring up the music scene. She’s barely out of her teens, with a debut album on the way and a fresh track, “Ratchet Commandments,” under her belt. She’s re-inspiring music with her feminist outlook, tireless energy, and approachable nature, and more importantly, she’s bringing back the freestyle.

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Timbaland Reveals Aaliyah Visited Him in Dream, Says Tink is the “One”


Timbaland played hit after hit last night during his SXSW performance, but the biggest highlight comes from his statement of Aaliyah visiting him in a dream. It happened right after he brought out his rising protege rapper Tink to play a few songs including Aaliyah’s “One in a Million.”

After he stated, “I don’t touch any of my sister’s records. I don’t touch Baby Girl’s records—you know that’s Aaliyah. Then he went on to say, “She spoke to me in my sleep and said, ‘She’s [Tink] the one.’”

Watch the video below.

“She’s the one.” #FADERFORTConverse

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This might sound familiar, because it is. Kanye West had a similar dream recently, but including his mother Donda West who spoke to him while writing “Only One.”

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‘Empire’ Music Director Jim Beanz Talks Working With Timbaland, Being Addicted To ‘Love & Hip Hop’ + More


Empire‘s music director had no idea the show’s soundtrack would be such a hit, but he considers the wide reception of it all a blessing. Jim Beanz, who also appears as Titan on the show, has been working with Timbaland, Empire’s executive music producer, for a decade, and he’s the genius behind the show’s hit song “Drip Drop.”

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From Flab To Fab: 10 Male Musicians Who’ve Transformed Their Bodies

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While drastic weight loss for an upcoming role is common in television and movies, the music industry has witnessed its share of body transformations by chart-topping performers. For some, shedding pounds and adding muscle is gradual–or strongly related the a sudden influx of hormones (hello, puberty) they’ve been hit with. For others, the conscious decision to go for the bulge comes later, leaving us stunned by their shocking new looks.

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