Turn Up! 5 Ratchet Rappers We Love
Ratchet rappers have been hogging up the stage and rotation since the ball dropped on 2012.
While it may be easier to admit an addiction to ratchet reality shows like Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta and Basketball Wives LA, it takes some loss of dignity to confess your love for an MC who's well-versed in the turn-up.
With a new 365 upon us, we decided to pour it up and pour our hearts out for the most ratchet rappers of the year. Let us cook.
Love Sosa? Check! While his aggressive ways may be a turn-off to some (see Lupe Fiasco and D.L. Hughley), there are some things about the young'un girls do like. Inspiring G.O.O.D. Music to repackage his hit single and snagging a 50 Cent co-sign is enough to lift an up-and-comer to success. While you can miss us with the Instagram nudies, we have no beef with Keef.
For a good time, call Juicy J. Whether it's poppin' bands or drinkin' up, this trippy trap star got the ingredients for a memorable night. Slap on that Mike Will Made It beat and the ladies immediately get to clappin' (no hands).
No need for a birthday celebration to turn up with this ATL staple. The former Playa came full circle this year, collaborating with heavy hitters from Drake to Kanye West. Throw in his little arm-lifting choreo and a couple real-life foodie Instagrams and Tity Boi got us chained.
Forget the past or present; the women are here for Future. Whether yodeling on "Loveeee Song" with Rihanna or searching for the one in "Turn On The Lights," no shade will be thrown at the dread-headed spitter.
If you've been eyeing this extravagant rapper, his shine is as blinding as his gold collection. Trinidad turned potential baby daddy status once he hit New York and turned out the crowd for his first solo show in the Big Apple and Coyote Uglied a bar with a double rendition of his hit "All Gold Everything." He then proceeded to make a surprise appearance at Trey Songz' show at MSG then get signed to Def Jam by the end of the week. His charisma even spurred a hilarious parody dubbed "No Gold Everything." Don't believe us? Just watch him.