LL Cool J Criticized for New Track ‘Ratchet’
LL Cool J Laughed At For “Ratchet” Song
In what could very well be a desperate attempt at relevancy or just a matter of complete and utter boredom, a legendary hip-hop star has released what is easily his worst song to date. LL Cool J, whose career has encompassed over 20 years and thirteen studio albums, is making headlines today for his new single “Ratchet.” On it the rap star battles back and forth with a trifling woman who’s obviously strapped for cash, but is so attractive he can’t help but “smash” and leave her.
Chorus: “She’s so ratchet, she’s so ratchet but she’s so bad it make you throw cash at it/First I’m gonna smash ya/Then I’m gonna leave ya/You ain’t gonna do me like you did him either (I’mma get mine!)/ Can I have some cash? Shoulda got rid of your ratchet a—/A little money for gas? /I never shoulda been with yo ratchet a—!”
The song, which is completely unbelievable considering LL’s longtime marriage to the complete antithesis of ratchet, designer Samone Smith, is being compared to Brian McKnight’s unbelievably bad track “If You’re Ready To Learn (P— Works).” Both show that entertainers sometimes have nothing but “yes people” in their corner.
Smith has yet to speak on the criticism from the song but Twitter.com users have already given him an earful. “I really woke up this morning to LL Cool J having a song called “Ratchet”,” wrote one user. “End of days y’all. End. Of. Days.” Others called the track LL’s midlife crisis in audio form including Power 105 FM’s Charlemagne Tha God who dubbed LL his annual ‘Donkey Of The Day.’
Listen to LL’s new track below. Is it really that bad or should people give the self proclaimed G.O.A.T. a second chance? -danielle canada