Real or Ratchet?

Real or Ratchet?

Wudddupp lovers?! I know that this is coming to you a tad after our show but it’s better late than never, right? This past week we did our best to show some love and put on a little Valentine’s Day special. Smash not included.

We kicked things off with some new music from Roc Nation young gun, J Cole. Early last week he dropped a 5 song EP entitled ‘Truly Yours’. The extended play was a collection of someĀ unreleasedĀ songs that aren’t gunna make his upcoming studio album, ‘Born Sinner’. The tracks were definitely classic Cole but we didn’t get a show stopper until he dropped his first official single a few hours before we went live. The song is called ‘Power Trip’ and it’s featuring R&B sensation, Miguel. It fits perfectly into our Valentines Day theme sooo check out the track here and make sure she don’t keep you up all night singing love songs…

Glaysh’s Guilty Pleasure was a little different this week. Instead of playing the classic banger or tuuuurn up track, I went with something a little realer. If you know me, you know that I strikeout pretty often with the ladies. I had to spin the track ‘After The Party’ by underground rap duo Little Brother. The song is all about striking out with a fine lady and some typical recovery lines. #StoryOfMyLife . BUT, I also know that Kamo & Cutz can attest to this as well. Soooo even though it’s not a guilty pleasure, we are still guilty as charged. Check it out here.

The Realness was very lovey-dovey this week. I asked Kamo & Cutz if they thought love & hip-hop could co-exsist. In other words, I asked if couples could be genuine in this rap game. Sooo we played a little game I like to call ‘Real or Ratchet’. It’s actually easy to play. I compiled a list of current couples in hip-hop and asked the fellas if the relationship was real or ratchet. <— definitions included. Check out the list and our Valentine’s Day verdict:

Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa = Real

Remy Ma & Papoose = Ratchet

Chris Brown & Rihanna = potentially the most Ratchet

Nick Cannon & Mariah Carey = suprisingly Real

Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys = Real

Christina Milian & The Dream = Ratchet

Tyga & Blac Chyna = Ratchet

Ludacris & Eudoxie = Real (she’s a medical doctor)

Angela Simmons & Lil Romeo = Ratchet

A$AP Rocky & Iggy Azalea = Ratchet

Jim Jones & Chrissy Lampkin = Real

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian = I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger… Real

Jay-Z & Beyonce = the Realest

There yaaaa have it. We had a few scuffles deciding on verdict but I think this is fairly accurate. Agree? Disagree? Feel like one of these couples are realer than ratchet or vice versa? Let us know on Twitter @RLRapUp !

Verse of the Week was also Valentine’s day themed. Way back in first semester, we had The Naughty Prude (check her out on RadioLaurier every Tuesday night at 10pm) come on and judge ‘Sexiest Verse’. We switched it up a tad and went with ‘Best Love Verse’. Kamo, Cutz and I all picked a verse and let the listeners decide the winner. BUT HOLD UP! If The Naughty Prude tweeted in with a decision, that verse would automatically win. Naturally, I chose Hov’s first verse on ’03 Bonnie & Clyde, Cutz chose Cole’s first verse on ‘In The Morning’ and Kamo picked Andre 3000’s verse on Frank Ocean’s ‘Pink Matter’. Just when I thought I had it in the bag, The Naughty Prude came thru and gave it to Kamo. *face palm* Yet another loss for Glaysh… typical. Check out the best love verse right here.

But that is it for us this week. Check us out February 28th & yes… BRANTFORD WILL BE IN THE BUILDING! Do not miss the big homie DJ Dub as he brings in some of the bangin’ Brantford beat. Remember to hit us up on Twitter for any request and comments ——> @RLRapUp.




Peace, Love & The Ratchets at All-Star Weekend


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