Each album is about a different aspect of the "MC Ride" character
The content of each album covers a different aspect of MC Ride. Exmilitary
represents anger, No Love, Deep Web
paranoia, and The Money Store
is about his actual exploits, or possibly greed/hedonism.
- Well in an interview Ride and Zach Hill had with Pitchfork, they say that MC Ride is not a character, but rather more an extension of Stefan Burnett, who is Ride's real name.
- Government Plates is Ride trying to get over his flaws, as the sparse lyrics show his incoming catatonia.
The albums tell a conceptual story about an ex-military veteran who is haunted by his past and gradually goes insane, turning to an increasingly violent hedonistic lifestyle.
- As has been hypothesized elsewhere, Government Plates represents the character being overpowered by his lifestyle and going into a coma.