Grand Daddy I.U.
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.