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Trouble in the Hood is the second album released by rap group, Criminal Nation. It was released in 1992 for Nastymix Records and was produced by the group's producers, Eugenius and Mark Womack its lead rapper, MC Deff. Trouble in the Hood peaked at #75 on the Billboard charts' Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and featured the bass guitar work of Matt McClinton and also synthesizer and keyboard work of producer/musician M.A.S.. It would also be the group's last album for another eight years until 2000's Resurrection.
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