Western Tink (interviewed by Andy McKeand last month) is a young rapper out of Austin, Texas and frequent collaborator with Beautiful Lou (also interviewed last year). Their highly anticipated Mobbin’ No Sobbin’ release is due out later this year, but for now, Tink has supplied us with this mini-mixtape, Chillin’ Like A Civilian. The first single, “Burr”, intricately incorporates Gucci Mane’s signature catchphrase into a mellow jam about life’s hardships. The rest of the tape features similar themes, the “Loft Music”sampling “Summerdonnasloft” being a tragically short example of this, as Tink writes a small verse that doesn’t stick to a singular subject, but manages to display Tink’s bittersweet poetry. The mob-centric “Now Or Naver”, itself a homage to the late Mac Dre, also finds Tink scrounging for suvival by any means, a mantra we can all relate to.
You can check the video for the first single, “Burr”, after the jump.