She's a double-threat on the mic
Even though we've seen much higher percentage of rappers trying their hand at singing in recent years (thanks, auto-tune), artists who seem to be equally skilled at lyricism and melody are still as much of a rarity as ever. Getting her start singing along to SWV songs, Tink decided to take on rapping after she was already quite an accomplished vocalist, and approached the craft with ferocity, quickly attempting flows that many veterans couldn't dream up. After honing her skills on the mixtape circuit, Tink's now at the point where it's almost impossible to say whether she's better at rapping or singing.
There are still tracks where she focuses on one or the other, but more often than not, Tink's able to switch her delivery on a dime. Take last year's "Sounds Good" for example, which has her alternately dropping fierce, intelligent bars like "Fuck you, you know you hurt me in the worst way like Jhené say/I painted this false image like I was some sort of JPEG" and cooing an effortlessly smooth hook.