Flint's MC Breed was the first Midwestern rapper to enjoy commercial success nationally, creeping into the Billboard album and singles charts after his 1991 collaborative debut with his cousin Al's group DFC (who would later split off on their own and sign with Atlantic). The cousins' records sound more like they came straight outta Compton than Genesee County, however, and aside from the backdrops in their videos, there's not much to distinguish their G-funk as distinctly 313.

MC Breed & DFC "Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin" (1991)
DFC f/ MC Breed & Nate Dogg "Things In Tha Hood" (1994)