Shoestring

Shoestring

Shoestring

Biography

After helping form the Dayton Family with Bootleg, Shoestring played a primary role in the group's quick success within the Midwestern hardcore rap underground. Unfortunately, the group's quick success came to an end following their second album, F.B.I., when the group encountered numerous problems with the law.

Despite these obstacles, Shoestring went on to sign with Tommy Boy and released his solo debut, Representin' Till the World Ends, in 1999. Yet when the album didn't meet Tommy Boy's expectations, the Flint, MI, rapper soon found himself without a label deal. In early 2001, he signed with Detroit rapper Esham's Overcore label and released his second album, Cross Addicted, an album that found him returning to his street-level roots.

Discography

Shoestring - Representin' Till The World Ends

Shoestring - Representin' Till The World Ends

Tommy Boy 1999
Shoestring - Cross Addicted

Shoestring - Cross Addicted

TVT Records, Overcore 2001
Shoestring - Black Friday

Shoestring - Black Friday

The Dayton Family Records 2017

Guest Appearances

Jake The Flake - Out 2 Get Rich
  • Goin Way Out

Jake The Flake - Out 2 Get Rich

Stick-N-Move Records 1998
Quarter Mob - Underworld Ties
  • Don't Sleep

Quarter Mob - Underworld Ties

Tight Enuff 1998
Jake The Flake - Out 2 Get Rich: The Album
  • F.A.N.G.

Jake The Flake - Out 2 Get Rich: The Album

Hitman Records 1998
Jake The Flake & The Flint Thugs
  • F.A.N.G.

Jake The Flake & The Flint Thugs

Power Records, Roadrunner Records, Flint Thug Records 1998
Destineal - Born To Hustle
  • Snitch Killa

Destineal - Born To Hustle

Phatidef Music 1998
Ghetto Azz Niggaz - Faithful To The Streets
  • Outsiders

Ghetto Azz Niggaz - Faithful To The Streets

Power Records 1998
Ka'Nut - Look At 'em Now
  • Can't Catch Me

Ka'Nut - Look At 'em Now

Relativity 1998
Skanbino Mob - Playin Fa Keeps
  • Da Bird-Man

Skanbino Mob - Playin Fa Keeps

Tommy Boy 1999
Jake The Flake - Mr. Jakafella Vol. 1
  • Murder Lyrics

Jake The Flake - Mr. Jakafella Vol. 1

Fling Thug Records 1999
The Fharmacy - Goodie
  • Scrilla

The Fharmacy - Goodie

Fharmacy Records 1999
Ghetto-E - Ghetto Theater
  • Ball Like Dat

Ghetto-E - Ghetto Theater

TVT Records 2001
Esham - Tongues
  • Brain Surgery

Esham - Tongues

Overcore, TVT Records 2001
T-Dub & Pee - Camouflage
  • Dope Game

T-Dub & Pee - Camouflage

Square Wone Records 2003
Biz - Bizness As Usual
  • I Ain't The One

Biz - Bizness As Usual

Sosay Entertainment 2005
Prozak - Tales From The Sick
  • Scapegoat

Prozak - Tales From The Sick

Strange Music 2008
Bootleg - I Declare War
  • The Return

Bootleg - I Declare War

Paypa Boi Entertainment 2011
Yung Threat - We In The Streets, Vol. 1
  • Outro (Grew Up)

Yung Threat - We In The Streets, Vol. 1

Not On Label 2015

Compilations

Heated
  • Let Me In

Various - Heated

Adversary Records 2001
Monsters Of The Midway: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Nowhere To Run (79th, Halsted Pt. 2)

Various - Monsters Of The Midway: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Darkside Productions 2001
Gee Pierce - Well Connected Compilation
  • Big Butt And Ah Smile

Gee Pierce - Well Connected Compilation

U Be U Records 2001
Psychopathic Psyphers
  • Psypher #2

Various - Psychopathic Psyphers

Psychopathic Records 2012