The Dayton Family, Welcome to the Dopehouse

Nate Patrin

By Nate Patrin

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Picture Flint, Michigan, gutted and poverty-stricken after General Motors left it to die, a city fallen from a prosperous boomtown into one of the most crime-ridden cities in America in the span of a generation. For a city like Flint to produce a group like the Dayton Family is all but inevitable: Their rhymes are filled with desperation, violence and frustration, spit in slow growls and double-time fusillades, rolled out over stark synth beats like a Dirty South that freezes in the winter. They even had the honors of leading off No Limit's 1995 comp Down South Hustlers.