This weekend (October 16th 2015) marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of Grand Daddy IU's debut LP 'Smooth Assassin' on the Cold Chillin. An often overlooked album in discussion of the era's (and label's) greatest, it's one of the few Cold Chillin albums from the period in which Marley Marl did not have a hand. There is however a Juice Crew connection, the album being largely produced by Biz Markie with assistance from partner Cool V.
Still active, Grand Daddy IU operates a bandcamp page on which the album can be streamed / downloaded.
[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]