SubKulture Patriots

Vol. 1 Issue 1 (Ruler Why)

Texas Platters

SubKulture Patriots

Vol. 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.


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More SubKulture Patriots
Texas Platters
Riders Against the Storm, The Kulture Riots, FilthyFckingHumans (Record Review)

Chase Hoffberger, July 26, 2013

More Music Reviews
Review: Free Hamze & Peace, <i>FREETAPE2: Peace by Piece</i>
Review: Free Hamze & Peace, FREETAPE2: Peace by Piece
FREETAPE2: Peace by Piece (Record Review)

Derek Udensi, Aug. 4, 2023

Texas Platters
Ben Buck
Kilroy (Record Review)

Derek Udensi, Feb. 21, 2020

More by Chase Hoffberger
The Reporting Life
The Reporting Life
Oh, the places you'll go

Sept. 3, 2021

Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Local journo Alex Hannaford’s Dead Man Talking podcast investigates the case against a man on death row

Nov. 16, 2018


SubKulture Patriots

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle