Top Authority

Top Authority

Biography

Top Authority was one of the first rap groups from Flint, Michigan and among the earliest of the underground Midwest rap scene to release a nationally recognized album. Bootleg, a member of The Dayton Family, told Murderdog magazine, "We grew up together, same hood. We'd be together every day. That's family." He lists them as leading lights in Flint music, along with acts like Ready for the World and MC Breed.

They first came to public attention with the single "93 (Things Ain't How They Should Be)" from the debut album "Something To Blaze To". The album reached #21 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart in April 1994. The "rolling g-funk trio" followed up with "Rated G" for Trak Records in 1995. It featured scratches from DJ Aladdin and reached #16 on the Top R&B Albums chart. Many fans considers 1997's "Top Authority Uncut (The New Year)" to be their best release. It peaked at #21, with the single "World War III" charting at #37 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles. In 2009 Top Authority returned with their fourth album, "Kush Music", on which MC Breed and Do or Die make guest appearances.

Discography

Top Authority - Somethin' To Blaze To

Top Authority - Somethin' To Blaze To

TRAK Records1993
Top Authority - Rated G

Top Authority - Rated G

TRAK Records1995
Top Authority - Top Authority Uncut (The New Year)

Top Authority - Top Authority Uncut (The New Year)

Ichiban Records, Top Flight Records, Wrap Records1997
Top Authority - Kush Music

Top Authority - Kush Music

Top Flight Records2009

Guest Appearances

Ghetto Street Fighters - Paper Chase
  • Paper Chase

Ghetto Street Fighters - Paper Chase

Lavish Records1997
Black Hippiz - Dead Rezidentz
  • Made Men

Black Hippiz - Dead Rezidentz

Triad Records1998
Brookshire Mafia - Dirty Streets

Brookshire Mafia - Dirty Streets

Brookshire Records1998
F.O.D. - Midwest Poison
  • If Ngz New

F.O.D. - Midwest Poison

RapBall Records1999
The Fharmacy - Goodie
  • Bring It On

The Fharmacy - Goodie

Fharmacy Records1999
Breed & The Gotti Family - This Dirty Game
  • Don't Tell

Breed & The Gotti Family - This Dirty Game

Cold Cash Entertainment2000
1st Battalion - Gutta Gutta
  • Whatever

1st Battalion - Gutta Gutta

1st Battalion2002
Bootleg - The Product
  • Knock Knock

Bootleg From The Dayton Family - The Product

Fharmacy Records2006
The Dayton Family - Charges Of Indictment
  • Prostitute Killa

The Dayton Family - Charges Of Indictment

Psychopathic Records, Hatchet House2011

Compilations

One Million Strong
  • Livin' 2 Die

Various - One Million Strong: The Album

Mergela Records, Prolific Music1995
Monsters Of The Midway: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Da Bigga Da G

Various - Monsters Of The Midway: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Darkside Productions2001
Gee Pierce - Well Connected Compilation
  • Stay Up

Gee Pierce - Well Connected Compilation

U Be U Records2001