CHARGES OF INDICTMENT
DROPS JUNE 21st, 2011
The Dayton Family has been hard at work in the studio since the moment they’ve been signed to the Psychopathic Records Hatchet House label! Now it’s just a countdown until the fruits of their labor will make it to the ear holes of the Juggalos! Charges of Indictment, the latest album from The Dayton Family, will be dropping worldwide on June 21st, 2011!
We caught up with Shoestring, Backstabbah, and Bootleg to get the inside scoop on this brand new album and see what the Juggalos can look forward to this summer from the hometown heroes of Flint! CHECK IT OUT!
HH: What can Juggalos expect from Charges of Indictment?
Shoestring: They can expect the atomic bomb to drop on the Juggalo world! They can expect to ride the CD all the way from the front to the end! They can expect the Dayton Family to be cussin’ some bitches out!
Backstabbah: Except some of The Dayton Family’s best work. We’re like wine. We get better with age!
Bootleg: Some hardcore heavy real original Dayton Family shit! They also can expect us to go through the whole spectrum of music. We’re not just in one spot. We’re touching all bases.
HH: Are there any special guests on Charges of Indictment you can tell us about?
Shoestring: A couple of hot cats out of flint, real raw. And hot producers bringin’ hot beats! Fyvebeatz! And another producer called Tom Davis! And the Dayton Family original Steve Titch! Everyone know him like everyone know about Mike E. Clark! And another producer called PeeWee! And another young producer called Lil D. And another cat named Mark Taylor! These are the up and coming producers we’re messing with.
Backstabbah: We got Gucci Mane. We got Twiztid! Of course we got the clowns, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope! Flex from Top Authority! We also got Philly Cocaine!
Bootleg: This time we wanted to come introduce some cats from our hometown that are real hardcore. You’ve got Dinksosa. He’s a homeboy from Flint and he’s been down from back in the day. And I want to let it be known that we had access to do a lot of big names but we wanted to do this album on our own merit without big names outside of the family. We didn’t want to pull on coattails.
HH: What has you most hyped about Charges of Indictment?
Shoestring: I’m just excited about the production, all the beats. One thing about it is that I feel the beat game is important. You have a lot of rappers that are good, but if your beat game isn’t good it don’t matter. I’m so glad to be working with new producers. And I’m excited about keeping the original Dayton Family sound. But I’m really excited about the production!
Backstabbah:Really what has me hypest is I like the direction we went with it. It fits our lifestyle. Me and
bootleg been indicted. It’s truth. We speak about what’s really goin’ on in the world.
Bootleg: This to me was the first album where we actually had a target. You know, we wanted to make solid music because after coming out on the Bang! Pow! Boom! tour and seeing how excited the fans were we were ready to do something hard and amped and they gave us the energy to do that!
HH: Are there any songs Charges of Indictment that really jump out at you as your favorite so far? If so can you drop a little knowledge on us about them?
Shoestring: I like “When The Feds Come Runnin’ In”. It’s just basically telling you when you hear this side of the drug game with the cars and the money and the ladies and the good time of everything. But it’s also to young peope telling you the consequences about the life. It’s all good, but when the boys come for you they show it’s all good to keep your mouth shut. There’s a downside to the game. We don’t fear nothing but the feds. Niggas can say what they want, but you keep your mouth shut when the feds come in.
Backstabbah: Of course I would say “Y’all Niggas Don’t Want To Fuck With Us". There’s so much hate and everyone wants to hate when you’re doing your thing. We’re pioneers in this game and we want people to know that they can’t hate on us or fuck with us. And we also got a song called "I Don’t Want To Live My Life Like This No More". That sticks out to me because it’s about the struggle. We’re in our late thirties and our lives have been struggles. Even when stuff was good there was always something getting in the way. Jail an' turning to the street. We’re living our live struggling and hustling. We want to take care of our business.
Bootleg: There’s so many good bangers it would be hard to pick one as a favorite. Your favorite will be based on your mood. We take you through the whole spectrum. If you’re mad at your chick then “No Sunshine” might be your favorite. If you’re angry at the wold, “Wartime" might be your favorite. If you just caught a case, "Stop Snitchin'" might be your favorite.
HH: Any other tidbits you can drop?
Shoestring: I just think that Charges of Indictment is a bomb album and I think it’s the original Dayton family feel. We always have law problems and we always have had issues with the law and the police are always messing with us through our whole career. I think it’s a bomb album and I think people will like it, man. I think it’s the shit!
Backstabbah: I would say to the fans we put a lot of hard work into that album. Our first album officially for the 'Los and 'Lettes. I think it’s a masterpiece and I think they’re all gonna like it! To my Juggalos, keep it gangster! And to my Juggalettes, keep it sexy!
Bootleg: All I can say is be prepared for a ride from beginning to end. Just know that it’s not going to be predictable. You won’t be able to put it in and predict the ride. It’s like a rollercoaster being revealed for the first time.