Ratchet had almost 10,000 followers on Instagram. The rapper’s death was announced by SayCheeseDigital earlier this week. “Rising Shreveport, Louisiana rapper @Mr.RatchedLife was shot & killed yesterday. RIP,” the post read. He was murdered sometime on Monday, according to the post. Aside from Instagram, Ratchet has a song on YouTube that is approaching 8000 plays where he raps over 2Pac’s “Wonder Why They Call You B*tch” beat. His Soundcloud account has almost 500 followers and a song titled “Dede Way” that’s spun over 30k times. Based on his Instagram, Ratchet was a very active artist in the Shreveport area and recently released a project with another rapper named ugly.mvgazine. He left a quote on his account to let his fans know what he’s been up to. “New Music Otw, I Ain’t Gone Nowhere Y’all, We Just Been Doing Shows & On The Road Running Them Bands Up #Ratchet Life,” he wrote. One of his last performances seemed to be at a club in Pleasant Hill, LA on September 16. His final post featured him and two other members of his click sporting the same shirt in a convenience store.
DeRon Beasley is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of FreshAsFrankie.com. After starting out as a musician-producer he went on to study the music business and work in Urban Promotions, followed by artist management. Mr. Beasley entrepreneurial spirit has led him to launch numerous businesses in music and fashion marketing. He’s a huge fan of the ’80s and ’90s Hip Hop and R&B, and he’s a firm believer that Hip Hop Music will never die.