Vol. 1 Issue 1 (Ruler Why)
Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger, Fri., Nov. 25, 2011
SubKulture PatriotsVol. 1 Issue 1 (Ruler Why)
Queue up any clip from SubKulture Patriots' debut LP, Vol. 1 Issue 1, and you'll find a competent, at times complex, rhyme scheme. You just won't find much focus. Issue's second verse: "I'm on my own type of zone like a thrown microphone/Take a zone to the dome, see if I can make it home." The four members of the new collective – the Brain, former Diasporic wordsmith Cap'n Kirk, Short Bus Alumni alumnus RuDi Devino, and Boo Radley – rev "A6" muscle, "Anthem" throwing hands up before the G-funk of "Roll w/ SKP," but each flows like filler rap. Behind the hustle and bravado are quick fixes ("Not hut one, it's on two/We strong proof") and old tricks ("Austin," "Treez"), excess that could be trimmed from the lengthy 14 tracks. Promising stuff, but Issue 2 will need an editor.