The Dayton Family – What’s On My Mind was the best Flint Rap album of 1994. Their album tackled subjects such as deindustrialization, poverty, crime, drugs, and more. Highlights include Flint Town, Dope Dayton Ave., Nutty Niggaz, and What’s On My Mind.
There were several diss songs dissed aimed at Flint rap groups. Particularly Took-N-Bone and DOA (Dead On Arrival). The Dayton Family dissed Took-N-Bone and DOA (Dead On Arrival) on songs such as Smoke For Free, Watch Yo Ass, Nutty Niggaz, Potato Chip, and Flint Niggaz Don’t Play. Took-N-Bone got dissed on songs such as Smoke For Free and Watch Yo Ass.
The album was released on Po’ Broke Records and Relativity Records in 1994. The Dayton Family was the most hardest rap group from Flint, Michigan.
Flint Town explained the deindustrialization, drugs, and crime that plagues Flint, Michigan. The Dayton Family feels there isn’t any way out of a bleak environment because politicians keep minorities oppressed.
Flint Town is the track that made The Dayton Family a legendary rap ground in the streets of Flint, the state of Michigan, and throughout the Midwest US. This is the absolute highlight track for this album. The Dayton Family comes with a “no holds barred attitude” in aggressive form on this track and several other tracks of theirs. The Dayton Family discusses to the listeners what’s on their mind while not holding back of course. Flint Town without a doubt is a classic track that still gets play to this very day by many people. Any fan of hardcore gangsta rap willing to accept the truth and daily reality will enjoy this track!
The Dayton Family refutes the notion that race does not matter in American society. Flint is not a prosperous scenic town inhabited by celebrities. Michael Jackson says “Black or white, it shouldn’t matter.”. This is a reference to Michael Jackson – Black Or White where Michael Jackson says race shouldn’t matter. Clearly Michael Jackson was living in an idealistic, magical place like Hollywood, California. Flint is a place where things are very rough and race matters. The Dayton Family feels there isn’t any way out of a bleak environment.
The city of Flint was once racially segregated by district zoning lines. These district zoning lines were politically structured and altered over the years. These district zoning lines were set up by politicians to keep minorities oppressed.
The movie industry pays no attention to the plight of Flint. Although, however, Michael Moore’s 1989 documentary Roger and Me shed light on the deindustrialization situation that hurt Flint severely.
Bootleg tried to go to college but didn’t feel he could fit in anyway due to his social, economic, and racial background. This indicates life in Flint is difficult and there is limited opportunity to receive higher education. There are several colleges in the area such as the University of Michigan – Flint, and Kettering University Bootleg makes commentary on discrimination in the college admissions process. University of Michigan’s Affirmative Action policies are often racist. This has been a big issue and still is.
Flint keeps people trapped in an impoverished environment. It is so hard to escape the drugs and violence that plague Flint. He refuses to work hard at a fast food franchise and still be poor. He can’t live in a nice condo as he would still be in the hood.
Dope Dayton Ave. was the Dayton Street anthem for King Hood about selling drugs back in the 1990s. The beats are polished and mastered in terms of production. But at the same time the beats sound raw. This is where The Dayton Family gets real raw. They are constantly aggressive on the track.
Dope Dayton Ave. is named after the infamous Dayton Avenue (Dayton Street), is known as one of the most crime-ridden streets in Flint, Michigan. Bootleg, Shoestring, and Backstabba rap about coming up from their own upbringings living in the hardest conditions of the United States of America. The trio’s name is derived from Dayton Avenue in Flint.
Backstabba gets hardcore and aggressive. The track is known for its patterns of aggressiveness. Read his verses used in the lyrics of Dope Dayton Ave.: “Nobody fucks me/Especially on Dayton Avenue/Because all I do is smoke weed, sell crack, and screw”
What’s On My Mind is another track that made The Dayton Family a legendary rap ground in the streets of Flint, the state of Michigan, and throughout the Midwest US. The Dayton Family discusses to the listeners what’s on their mind while not holding back of course. The Dayton Family comes with a “no holds barred attitude” in aggressive form on this track and several other tracks of theirs. Any fan of hardcore gangsta rap will enjoy this track!
The Dayton Family does not hold back for anything! For example, read these verses to the lyrics of What’s On My Mind.:
What’s on my mind is a rape in progress
I got my dick in between some bitch’s breasts
What’s on my mind is a knife at a hoe’s throat
I took her gold, her pussy, and her mink coat
The Dayton Family lets us know that niggaz from Flint, Michigan don’t play around with the track Flint Niggaz Don’t Play. The Dayton Family comes with a “no holds barred attitude” in an aggressive form on this track and several other tracks of theirs. They let us know Flint niggas don’t play! Any fan of hardcore gangsta rap willing to accept the truth and daily reality will enjoy this track!
Shoestring dissed DOA (Dead on Arrival) and Took N Bone in the track with these lyrics. “Cause you’s a muthafuckin how you know I’m talkin to/I ain’t sayin no names, bitch, now what the fuck you wanna do?” There was a lot of hate going on behind closed doors with DOA.
Shoestring packin glock for the 94. And a triple beamer. He’ll squeeze the trigger. Bitch, you gonna die today. He wanted to kill her. You can find a killer like him lurkin with a tec-9. Don’t you bitches give Shoestring shit because hoes know he is out to kill for his when he has to necessarily. If you squeal you get killed or caught up in the rapture. Infrared is on your head. So bitch he gots to blast ya.
So if you got some beef, you betta let your nuts hang. Cause bitches are being wasted and tasted like cocaine. Niggas are talkin shit, but they don’t really want none. If you toot and oot, bitches come and get you some. Shoestring don’t discriminate. So what the fuck you want to do?
Niggas and bitches are catching bullets. Cops are catching slugs too. Shoestrings on the fuckin loose and creepin in the fuckin deuce with the deep dish gold Daytons and 16 fully juiced switches. Okies on the fuckin dash. Smokin on that open hash.
Niggas are gettin jealous. But Shoestring is packin a 44 and it’s tucked up under the seat. The 44 is for them hoes and niggaz who want to engage in beef or get combative. This goes for you if you talk some shit. Flint niggas don’t play!
Shoestring is gonna work by doing more dirt than a little bit. Play your punk ass like clock and bitch this is your last tick. Niggas get they ass kicked for pulling in more hoes stuff. Muthafuckas steppin up straight gettin smoked like cro blunts. Living in Flint city is such a pity but Shoestring is holdin his for The Dayton Family. GD 74.
Any static got a uzi, automatic and a 9 milli-mil. So grab your fuckin grill when he pulls it.Shoestring will empty the clip into your face and make you take these fuckin bullets. Because you niggas kill him claiming that you are real g’s knowing damn well that you hoes never thrill him. So fall back from all that and then some. Fools get dropped and popped from fuckin around with shotguns. He is the muthafuckin grave digga hittin niggas where it hurts. Punks try to jump fuck around and get they shit split.
Shoestring is a villain killin niggas for the fun of it. He is a monster from the streets. Any beef and he’ll make you bite the bullet. Shoestring is a psychopath from Dayton Ave. Niggas don’t want none of it. Actin like a bitch even thought they are packing one but scared to pull it.
Ain’t no limitations on the niggas that he is runnin through He never ever loved a hoe. Niggas are tryin to run the race but he is droppin them every mile he goes. Toss em up, toss em up. Who in the fuck gets fucked next? Busting caps in bitches mouths, raping hoes, and takin sex is what Shoestring does. Felt like Tina Turner. What the fuck love got to do wit it?
I rate this album 5/5*****!!