This Friday, Gardner will become a house of worship for the #TinkSquad as Concerts hosts its final show for the semester. Hitting the stage are DJ J-Cush and the producer Fatima Al Qadiri, who also make up two thirds of the project Future Brown, and Tink, a Chicago rapper and singer who’s been blowing up the internet lately, generating blog buzz before even reaching her eighteenth birthday. Tink, the stage name of Calumet City native Trinity Home, has been making waves for her intriguing genre-blending sound, which seamlessly weaves feisty rhymes with slinky, sweet R&B.
In September, Tink released her third mixtape, Boss Up, which features a roster of hot Chicago acts like Lil Bibby and Young Chop. The tape showcases Tinks versatility, with tracks ranging from hard-edged drill anthems, to smooth R&B ballads, to an excellent “Versace” freestyle. With Boss Up, Tink proves once again that she can do a lot, and she can do it well.
Over the summer, Tink scored her biggest hit to date on the track “Wanna Party,” which matches her vocals with production from Future Brown, a sort of supergroup made up of Fade to Mind’s Fatima Al Qadiri and Nguzunguzu, plus Lit City Trax’ J-Cush. The result is an undeniable banger, showcasing Fade to Mind’s eerie synths, and apocalyptic jungle rhythms and Tink’s talent for dropping melodic-yet-sinister bars.
This Friday, Tink will be joined by two other members of the Future Brown crew, J-Cush and Fatima Al Qadiri. Fatima Al Qadiri is a New York-based Kuwaiti composer and visual artist signed to the Fade to Mind label, which has made a name for its collective of innovative acts, almost all of whom have passed through Gardner over the years.J-Cush is the founder of Lit City Trax, a Brooklyn ghetto house/footwork/juke record label and club night that dubs itself “the future sound of the underground.”
This Friday, Concerts is excited to welcome Tink for one of her first shows outside Chicago, as well J-Cush and Fatima Al Qadiri, who are fresh off headlining a show at MOMA PS1 this past Sunday. This is your chance to see some of the most innovative artists in house music team up with one of the hottest female MCs out right now. You don’t want to miss this one.