The Dayton Family

The Dayton Family

Biography

The Dayton Family is a hip hop group from Flint, Michigan. The group is composed of Ira Dorsey, Raheen Peterson, and Matt Hinkle, who perform under the respective personas of Bootleg, Shoestring, and Backstabba. The name Dayton Family derives from Dayton Street, one of the most crime-ridden streets in their hometown. The Dayton Family is known for their gritty lyrics concerning ghetto survival, struggle, and poverty.

In 1993, Ira Dorsey and Raheen Peterson met through their younger brothers. The two began writing together, under the names Bootleg and Shoestring, and created their first song, "Dope Dayton Ave." Rapper Matt Hinkle soon joined the duo under the name Backstabba. The group began working with local producer Steve Pitts and formed The Dayton Family, named after Dayton Avenue, one of the most crime-ridden streets in their hometown of Flint, Michigan. In between studio sessions, they performed at local clubs and quickly gain notoriety within Flint.

The Dayton Family recorded a 12-inch single and soon signed with Atlanta independent record label Po Broke in 1995. That year, the group released their debut album "What's on My Mind?" and were featured on No Limits "Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' and Swingin'" compilation album, which got the trio recognition throughout Southern United States. After the album's release, Hinkle was imprisoned and replaced by Dorse's younger brother Eric, who performed under the name Ghetto E. Following a year of touring, the group left Po Broke due to legal problems with the label's producer.

In 1996, they released their second album "F.B.I.", standing for Fuck Being Indicted, under Relativity Records. The album was later certified gold. The Dayton Family was plagued with various legal problems, including Ira being incarcerated soon after release of "F.B.I.", which hindered the amount of work the group released. In 1999, both Ira and Peterson released solo albums. Two years later, the group signed with Detroit rapper Esham's Gothom label and released solo albums. The next year, they released "Welcome to the Dopehouse" under Koch Records. After a three-year hiatus, the group was trimmed down to Ira and Peterson and they released "Family Feud" through Fast Life Records. The following year, The Dayton Family signed with U Be U Records and released "Back on Dayton Ave." The duo added new member Jake the Flake later that same year and released "Return to Dayton Ave." in October. Following Hinkle's release from prison, the group returned to their original lineup of Ira, Peterson, and Hinkle. In 2009, they released "The Return: The Right To Remain Silent" under DDA Records.

On July 14, 2010, The Dayton Family signed with Insane Clown Posse's subsidiary label Hatchet House. The group released the EP "Psycho" on February 1, 2011, and a music video was released for the song "Cocaine" on 28 March. Their eighth album, "Charges of Indictment", was released on June 28. They most recently featured in the Psychopathic Psypher Part 1 & 2 (Bootleg in Part 1 and Shoestring in Part 2). The video for "The Psypher" (Part 1 & 2) was released on June 5, 2011.

Discography

The Dayton Family - What's On My Mind?

The Dayton Family - What's On My Mind?

Po' Broke Records 1995
The Dayton Family - F.B.I.

The Dayton Family - F.B.I.

Relativity 1996
The Dayton Family - Welcome To The Dopehouse

The Dayton Family - Welcome To The Dopehouse

Koch Records 2002
The Dayton Family - Family Feud

The Dayton Family - Family Feud

Fast Life Music 2005
The Dayton Family - Back On Dayton Ave.

The Dayton Family - Back On Dayton Ave.

U Be U Records 2006
The Dayton Family - Return To Dayton Ave.

The Dayton Family - Return To Dayton Ave.

U Be U Records 2006
The Dayton Family - The Return: The Right To Remain Silent

The Dayton Family - The Return: The Right To Remain Silent

DDA Records 2009
The Dayton Family - Psycho

The Dayton Family - Psycho

Psychopathic Records, Hatchet House 2011
The Dayton Family - Charges Of Indictment

The Dayton Family - Charges Of Indictment

Psychopathic Records, Hatchet House 2011

Guest Appearances

Three 6 Mafia - Chpt. 2: "World Domination"
  • Are U Ready 4 Us

Three 6 Mafia - Chpt. 2: "World Domination"

Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1997
Prophet Posse - Body Parts
  • Bout The South

Prophet Posse - Body Parts

Prophet Entertainment 1998
Quarter Mob - Underworld Ties
  • Don't Sleep

Quarter Mob - Underworld Ties

Tight Enuff 1998
Black Hippiz - Dead Rezidentz
  • What Worse

Black Hippiz - Dead Rezidentz

Triad Records 1998
Esham - Tongues
  • Fuck A Lover

Esham - Tongues

Overcore 2001
1st Battalion - Gutta Gutta
  • Resume Of A Gangsta

1st Battalion - Gutta Gutta

1st Battalion 2002
Project: Deadman - Self Inflicted
  • Body Bag

Project Deadman - Self Inflicted

Strange Music 2004
Kurupt - Against The Grain
  • Calico

Kurupt - Against The Grain

Death Row Records 2005
Black - Black Friday
  • Ride Music

Black - Black Friday

Blackout Ent 2006
Twiztid - Independents Day
  • Sex, Drugs, Money & Murder

Twiztid - Independents Day

Psychopathic Records 2007
Menacide - Street Symphony
  • Shoot 1st

Menacide - Street Symphony

Murder Mitten Musick, Rydas Records 2007
Menacide - Special Reserve
  • Shoot 1st (Saint Sinna Remix)

Menacide - Special Reserve

Thirteen Percent Records 2009
Blaze - Gang Rags
  • Damn Bitch

Blaze - Gang Rags

Psychopathic Records 2010
Kurupt - Down And Dirty
  • Calico

Kurupt - Down And Dirty

Death Row Records, WIDEawake 2010
T-Rock - I Grind, I Hustle
  • I Just Might

T-Rock - I Grind, I Hustle

Etched In Stone Entertainment 2011
C-Mob - The Antidote
  • Y'all Know

C-Mob - The Antidote

C-Mob 2012

Compilations

Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' And Swingin'
  • Stick N Move

Down South Hustlers - Bouncin' And Swingin'

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1995
Rappers To Riches
  • Can't Smoke For Free

Various - Rappers To Riches

SMG Solar Music Group 1997
Dollar (Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture)
  • Outsiders

Various - Dollar (Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture)

Power Records 1999
Unda Ground Rap Legends Vol. 1
  • Can't Smoke For Free

Various - Unda Ground Rap Legends Vol. 1

SMG Solar Music Group, Talent Show Ent. 2000
Teacher Killers Vol. 2
  • Outsiders

Various - Teacher Killers Vol. 2

WDP Inc. 2002
Street Nhig-Ghahz Survivin 'N' Tha Game
  • D.O.A.

Various - Street Nhig-Ghahz: Survivin 'N' Tha Game

SMG Solar Music Group 2003
Triple Six Mafia Presents Prophet Entertainment Greatest Hits
  • Bout The South

Triple Six Mafia - Prophet Entertainment Greatest Hits

Hypnotize Minds 2007
Project Born - The Very Best Of Project Born
  • We Don't Need That

Project Born - The Very Best Of Project Born

Anti-Authority Records 2013