Back n da Hood is a 1992 EP by hyphy Bay Area rapper Mac Dre. It was recorded live from Fresno County Jail and U.S.P. Lompoc over the phone. Its lyrics are about life in Fresno County Jail, and about himself in early life.
After his release from prison in 1997, he released Mac Dre Presents: The Rompalation. In late 1997 and early 1998 he recorded his second album Stupid Doo Doo Dumb. It was released April 28, 1998. Following those albums, Hicks met with executive producer Bernard Gourley and recorded the album Rapper Gone Bad with production help from Tone Capone, Lev Berlak, and Warren G. This started a new beginning for Mac Dre as he began to release albums steadily, building a huge catalog of music recorded at The Grill Studios in Oakland. In 2000. Mac Dre's audience was growing, and mainstream hip-hop stations were beginning to give Hicks' music more airtime. Hicks relocated to Sacramento, California in 2001, where he began a label, Thizz Entertainment. He worked with well-known artists such as Keak da Sneak, E-40, B-Legit, Brotha Lynch Hung, Dubee, Mistah F.A.B., Rydah J. Klyde, Richie Rich, Lil Ric, San Quinn, Mars, Yukmouth, PSD, Andre Nickatina, Mac Mall, Smoov-E (aka Eli Meltzer), Messy Marv, and Too Short. He also provided an uncredited hook to the track "Gotta Survive" from Young Lay's Black 'N Dangerous album that featured 2Pac.
Edit: As a purchaser, listener, and fan of this legendary EP (on cassette format) when it was originally released in 1992, nothing about it (all tracks produced by Khayree) is Hyphy. Therefore, Hyphy has been omitted as the genre. Also, Strictly Business Records (the label it was originally released on) has been added to the "Labels" section in the proper placement - first, with the re-release on Thizz being placed second (just as record companies properly catalog their releases).
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