Grandaddy I.U.
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Grandaddy I.U.


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The best kept secret in music


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Solo Albums:

Smooth Assasin (Cold Chillin’ - 1990)

Lead Pipe (Cold Chillin’/Epic - 1994)

Long Island's Finest (Steady Flow - 2006)

Featured on:

Morning Show Freestyles LP w/ Tech and Sway

HEAL w/ Salt-N-Pepa, Kool Moe Dee, Ms. Melodie, Ziggy Marley, Kid Capri, DMC, Krs-One, Chuck D, Doug E. Fresh & Red Alert "Family Got To Get Busy" Civilization Vs. Technology (Elektra - 1991)
Positive K "Minnie the Moocher" The Skillz That Pay da Billz (Island - 1992)
Shanté w/ Biz Markie "Dance To This" B_tch Is Back (Livin' Large - 1992)
Big L w/ Jay Z, Lord Finesse, Party Arty & Mic Nut "Da Graveyard" Lifestylez Of Da Poor and Dangerous (Columbia - 1995)
Molemen w/ Vakill "Face Down ('98)" Ritual Of the... (MoleMen - 2001)
Grand Puba w/ Snagglepuss, Notorious BIG, Raggedy Man, Bandit, Positive K & Pudgee the Phat B_stard "All Men are Dogs" (Archives - 2002)

Capone & Noreaga w/ Nature, Maze, Mussolini etc.


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Born in Queens and raised in Hempstead, I.U. grew up around music and was exposed to all different genres. When Hip Hop emerged, he was automatically attracted and was a natural on the Mic. Joining rhyme ciphers on the street corners, jail yards and eventually the studio - he made a demo with the encouragement of his brother, DJ Kay Cee, and got signed to Cold Chillin’ Records. After joining the label that introduced Juice Crew All-Stars like Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shante’, MC Chan and more… I.U. made his mark as Artist and songwriter.

The First Album Smooth Assasin was released in 1990. With joints like “Something New”, “Sugar Free” and “Girl In The Mall.” In 1994, I.U. dropped his second Album titled Lead Pipe; Joints “Represent”, “Don’t Stress Me” and “Slinging Bass” had the East Coast Hip Hop underground wanting more.

After a long hiatus and years in the cut, he's back! Producing and still writing hot music like he never left, I.U. has an extensive catalog of Hip Hop beats that rival any hot Producer in the game today. With hundreds of tracks ready for production, Grand Daddy is now being sought out by several independent and major labels alike.