Album: Lil Boosie and Lava House, Click Clack Connection (2004)

Before DJ Mustard started calling his Cali bounce production style "ratchet," before it was used as a placeholder for the now-passe "ghetto," the word was most associated with a record label out of Shreveport, LA called Lava House Records, whose song "Do the Ratchet" dropped in 1999 and popularized the term locally. A newer version featuring Lil Boosie more widely popularized the term—and it's accompanying dance—in the Deep South in the mid-2000s. While it didn't make quite as much noise on the national level, it's fair to say we're still living with the consequences, although Lava House Records CEO and the term's inventor Anthony Mandigo now sits behind bars on drug charges.