The State Hornet

‘Ratchet’ is the new fad in rap music

Anthony Nathan

February 20, 2013

In 2001, Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint” introduced me to a world of clever wordplay, catchy hooks and a sound that was reminiscent of the days of Al Green and The Jackson 5. I put hip-hop on the highest pedestal for years with room only for the best MC’s. Then something happened. Ratchet happened. ...