From the height of the Cold Chillin/
Juice Crew glory days. We always considered Grand Daddy IU
as dope any of the other first generation Cold Chillin MC's, but somehow this album was slept on, and after Lead Pipe, who knows what happened to him? Biz Markie produced giving this set the feel of the early Kane LP's, but a little less hyped to match Grand Daddy
's more mellow rhyme style, and still filled with classic funky breaks and samples. IU
's verses are up there with MC's like Kane and Masta Ace, but his deeper voice and slower pacing give the whole project a more smooth, laid-back hip hop feel. 12 tracks in all, including "Something New" with a very nice use of the Purify's "I'm Your Puppet" sample, "This Is A Recording", "Pick Up The Pace", "Sugar Free", "I Kick Ass", "The U Is Smooth", and more.
(Cover has a promo stamp.)