Grand Daddy Obituary, Death – Hip-hop has learned of yet another horrible occurrence in a year that has already been ravaged by loss. Recent news accounts indicate that Grand Daddy I.U., who resided on Long Island in New York, has passed away. A number of well-known people, including as LL Cool J, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and Bumpy Knuckles, amongst others, have expressed their sadness in public at the passing of the MC and producer.
At this moment, there has been no statement released regarding the circumstances surrounding the death. Moreover, TMZ has verified the allegation as being accurate. It was estimated that I.U. had reached the age of 54 at that point in time. Grand Daddy I.U., whose given name at birth was Ayub Bey, has his roots in Hempstead, which is located in Long Island. This is the same city that spawned world-renowned artists such as Prodigy, Roc Marciano, A+, and many others. I.U.’s career was steered in the right direction by Biz Markie of The Juice Crew throughout the 1980s.
Later on, I.U. would get a recording contract with Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records. It was there that he would record his first album, titled Smooth Assassin. The album was produced by Biz, and it was released in 1990. I.U. went through Biz without a hitch. Years later, I.U. declared that he was the producer of a considerable proportion of the songs that were credited to the MC, DJ, and producer who had passed away in 2022.
He claimed that he was responsible for producing a majority of the songs in question. Together with his label partner Kool G Rap, Grand Daddy I.U. played a significant role in the evolution of a premium fashion style that was combined with slick-talking tales of life on the streets of the East Coast. I.U. came back in 1994 with the album Lead Pipe, which was released by Epic after they had already released Cold Chillin’.
In addition to being distributed by Epic, this album contained production work from Grand Daddy’s brother, Kaycee, who is also a producer. During this time period, he also worked as an MC in collaboration with Big L and produced songs for Das-EFX, Heltah Skeltah, KRS-One, and Ice-T. During this time, he also worked with Big L. During this time, he was also involved in a collaboration with Ice-T.