5 Ratchet Rap Happenings That Became Teachable Moments

This one time I stumbled on to some Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and oh, my God, what was that? I remember a fiery exchange and then, before I could tune out, there were fists and hair extensions in the air and everyone ultra pissed and I was hooked. At least for the rest of the hour. It was all just too brilliant and my chest ached because of it. Committing myself to another episode will for sure destroy me, I thought, and so that was the end of that. Many of us don’t mind welcoming doses of ratchet entertainment into our lives now and again. Whether we get our fix through music, television, or a classic Yeezy sermon the fact remains: These things, in some sense, free us. They provide an excuse for us to revel in another’s stupidity, or plain boldness. Most of it is pretty mindless, sure, but I’d argue it’s also necessary and helps us to decompress. Research paper stressing you out something serious? Boom. Mortgage due? Hold that. And here’s DJ Khaled talking about McDonald’s because, well, DJ Khaled talking about McDonald’s is what the streets need. —Juan Vidal Read the full article at VIBE.