There’s no denying the popularity of ratchet music, those songs we all hate to love but do anyway. Like clock work, as soon as they come on, we instantly morph into our hood fabulous alter egos.
Let us take a moment to pay tribute to the genre of music that has allowed us to- albeit briefly- live vicariously through our favorite rappers, with my very own “Ratchet-Heaven” Summer Playlist, compiled for your listening/viewing pleasure.
Cashin Out -Cash Out
Drink in my Cup -Kirko Bangz
Spend It Remix – T.I. featuring 2 Chainz
Do It -Mykko Montana
Same Damn Time -Future
Ride like That – Travis Porter featuring Jeremih
Mercy -Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
My Homies Still- Lil’Wayne and Big Sean
By now, if you haven’t heard of Issa Rae, the name behind the absolute genius that is The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, it’s time to come out from under the rock you have been living under. The award-winning webisode chronicles the adventures of Issa Rae’s character Jay, as she attempts to navigate through life, love and all things awkward. I instantly fell in love with ABG after seeing myself in practically every scene from Season 1. It still remains to be seen whether Season 2 will be as big a knockout as the first season. However, Issa Rae has done it again today with the first installment of RATCHETPIECE Theatre, a bi-weekly vlog that “highlights some of [her] favorite ratchet songs, from past to present.”
Enjoy, and thank me later!