Tink is one of the most versatile young artists in the game right now. Upon seeing her name next to Jahlil Beats, a champion of hard-hitting street anthems, one might expect her to be on her drill game, as with March's "Circle the Block." However, "Count It Up," her latest single, is a reflection of her more introspective side, and the song is evidence of Tink's impressive skills as an R&B songwriter. She has a smooth, nimble singing flow that's obviously been shaped by her abilities as an emcee. Jahlil mixes an ambient melody with a slow but heavy blast of 808s, and Tink reflects on the grind she's been on for years, knowing that few will understand the sacrifices she's made to get here.
"R&B to the mothafuckin' streets," she says before dropping the hook one last time.
Long days, long nights, 30 days, 30 flights, count it up
I had to get up and get it, ain't had a break in a minute
Too busy making a profit, bitches ain't even a topic