In the Nude is the third album released by Luther Campbell. It was released on June 8, 1993 for Luke Records and was produced by Mike "Fresh" McCray and John "Swift" Catalon. In the Nude was another success for Luke, making it #54 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album contained several diss tracks towards Luke's then rival, Dr. Dre, most notably "Cowards in Compton" featuring JT Money (who was the vocalist on "Fakin' Like Gangsters", the song from the previous album I Got Shit On My Mind that was an attack on N.W.A) and Clayvoisie. Tweedy Bird Loc, Stank, J, Lil Leak and 4-Clips, dissed Luke for dissing Compton.
In The Nude is the first Luke solo album to be released independently without major-label distribution, particularly after they severed their ties with Atlantic Records the year before.