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Cleaning The Hood
Sweet and Big Smoke talking about drugs and the Grove Street Families
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: Sweet Johnson
Location: Sweet's House, Ganton
Target: Ballas
Crack Dealers
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Ryder dies
Reward: Respect
Unlocks: Drive-Thru
Unlocked by: Tagging Up Turf
"CJ! Go down there and show these fools you mean business! Those chumps from the Ballas are sweatin' homies. Go put pressure on 'em."
Sweet Johnson

Cleaning the Hood is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Sean Johnson.

The mission introduces the "crack" aspect of the storyline, explaining how it has corrupted Los Santos.


Ryder, Big Smoke, and Sweet are inside Sweet's house, talking about the dealing of crack in the city as CJ arrives. After an agreement, Ryder and CJ decide to take care of business and deal with some of the crack dealers that supply the Grove Street gang members. They first go to see B Dup, as CJ wants to recruit some of his old friends.

Upon arriving, B Dup angrily tells the two to stay out of his place, with Big Bear seen as his "crack slave." CJ attempts to convince him to return to the Grove Street team. Ryder and CJ both go outside and spot a crack dealer nearby selling drugs to Grove Street gang members. They kill him, and Ryder discovers the whereabouts of the dealer's home.

The pair then drives to Crystal Gardens, entering the crack den in Idlewood and beating every Ballas gang member inside. After finishing off everybody witnessing the attack, they head back to Ganton.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to B Dup's crib
  • Go beat up the crack dealer
  • Go to the dealer's place
  • Go beat up the crack dealer
  • Go back to Sweet's house


  • A good weapon to take along in this mission is the shovel behind Ryder's house.

Video walkthroughs

PC Version
GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 4 - Cleaning the Hood (HD)05:48

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 4 - Cleaning the Hood (HD)

IPad Version
GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 4 - Cleaning the Hood (HD)06:50

GTA San Andreas - iPad Walkthrough - Mission 4 - Cleaning the Hood (HD)


  • The song featured in the pre-mission cutscene is called "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players, which can also be heard on Bounce FM.
  • An interesing fact is, if you kill the homie which is buying drugs from the dealer the cutscene will still say that the homie is buying the drugs even though he's dead. A video of this can be seen here.
  • If you attack the drug dealer (before triggering the cutscene) he will start walking towards you and try to attack you then he will stop and start acting normal. (he will stop attacking you if you trigger the cutscene and he will normal).The homie ran away when you attacked the drug dealer but when you trigger the cutscene it will clearly say that the drug dealer is selling the drugs to one of the homies.The drug dealer isn't even on the cutscene as he is standing a little bit away from it. A video of this can be seen here.
  • Instead of completely removing the controversial Hot Coffee mini game, the developers used some of its animations elsewhere. One of these can be found in this mission, when a woman can briefly be seen giving a Ballas member oral sex.
  • B Dup orders Big Bear to clean his toilet, although his apartment doesn't contain one, according to Hidden Interiors Universe. A video of this can be seen here.
  • You can't enable recruit cheat while doing this mission also you can't recruit peds during this mission unless you complete it or fail it then you can recruit again.



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