Typical ratchet found in a typical toolbox
Typical ratchet found in a typical toolbox


“Imagine a woman that wears skinny clothes, bad looking heels & fishnet stalkings, blasts Drake or Waka off her phone, would go out of her way as to cop CD’s from these artists, has a bad hairdo, looks immensely disgusting as a human being, and would rather spend her time maintaining her looks, communicating among her folk, and being a jobless, gold-digging bum for the rest of her days, not even bothering to get herself a good shower, a paying career, and a damned effort to earn a diploma.

That, my comrades, is a prime notoriety of a ratchet.

God help us all.”

This is an interesting view that is given as part of the description of ratchet, as the urbandictionary.com describes it.

However according to hiphopallstar.com, the definition of ratchet is one that is not as explicit as the urbandictionary has given us. It is less insulting, has less big words like “disgusting” and “human. Instead it has a collection of video evidence of what can be termed as “ratchet” behavior.

The caption explains it enough I feel
The caption explains it enough I feel

In my humble and all knowing opinion, ratchet behavior is not only limited to women. It has been known to manifest itself in men as well. We see it almost everyday. The guys that wanna beat everyone in their way up, the super gangster, gang sign throwing, “I don’t give a fuck” attitude guys, are the ones that I would consider to be a little (or a lot) ratchet.



I don't need to explain this picture.... it explains itself
I don’t need to explain this picture…. it explains itself

On the women’s side there are various degrees that some consider to be ratchet. Some people consider Nikki Minaj to be ratchet, and so having a blind following of her and her music could make some people ratchet. Fighting is one that will ensure that a chick is ratchet. Worldstarhiphop.com has a lot of easily identifiable ratchet chicks scattered on their website.

I'm sorry, but the whole gold teeth thing (real of not), is VERY ratchet
I’m sorry, but the whole gold teeth thing (real of not), is VERY ratchet

Of course this behavior that I speak about is not only for black women. Oh no no no. The only difference is that through the use of the internets and the new notion that recording videos on your phones and uploading them so other people can download and comment on your lack of normalcy, it is usually easier to find women of the African American variety on show, showcasing the ratchetness. I think that ratchet behavior is entirely up to ones interpretation. Chicks drinking till they throw up, then wanna fight, then kiss everybody and wake up the next morning and think that is not embarrassing what they did, that’s ratchet.


Am not sure what to say....

Am not sure what to say….

I know there is enough fishnet above to capture a whale and a few sharks. Its frightening, I know.

This was MOST definitely ratchet
This was MOST definitely ratchet

Any behavior that u think is (as far as u are concerned) not socially acceptible especially in public, is ratchet