Timbaland has introduced us to Aaliyah, Ginuwine and helped revive the careers of Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado. But to hear the beat architect say it, his latest protégé almost out does them all. 
(Respect to Baby Girl, of course.)
he told REVOLT: "She's reinventing meI had Lauryn Hill in my time, don't take this wrong. I was compared to Quincy Jones. Who's compared to Lauryn HIll? It has to be her. This is a reinvention of what I did with Aaliyah and Missy Elliott but for 2015."

Teen singer/rapper/songeriter Tink is the latest act signed to Mosley Music Group through Epic Records and after her Winter's Diary 2 Mixtape, which gained a huge buzz before Timbaland, the expectations for the pair's work together is sky high. Last week in New York, Timbo previewed new music from her, including a number where he sampled Aaliyah that will draw comparisons and maybe incite a few eye rolls in the process. But Tink proves she's up to the task. Forthcoming collabos with JAY Z and André 3000 show that Tink's versatile delivery, whether rapping or singing, fit comfortably on a track. But her solo material is what really impresses. 

Watch Timbaland talk about Tink, above, and be on the lookout for