- 2.Nasty [Explicit]
- 3.That Way (Feat. Jeremih & Rick Ross) [Explicit]
- 4.I'm So Paid
- 5.Quote the raven
- 6.I-Illy Bomb On Em
- 7.Still Standing (feat. Jill Scott)
- 8.Miami Nights [Explicit]
- 9.Nasty [Explicit]
Grand Daddy I.U., a prominent member of early rap label Cold Chillin' Records, has died at the age of 54. Legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock, a longtime advocate for GDIU's skills as a lyricist, revealed to his followers the Queens-born rapper died peacefully in his sleep.
In the late 80s, GDIU was signed on Cold Chillin' along with Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shanté and Biz Markie, the latter rap legend having a huge part in shaping his career ... pushing his demo to the label and even producing every song on GDIU's first album: 1990's "Smooth Assassin."
The album spawned a pair of Billboard rap hits in the singles "Something New" and "Sugar Free" ... helping solidify the genre on the charts long before the days of streaming and Super Bowl-sized endorsements for rappers.