9. Cash in Abundance - Inf Da God, Babs Bunny ; John Jigg$
10. Hold U Down - Inf Da God ; Monifah
11. Dope - Shortee Sha, Inf Da God, Milano Constantine ; Airian Cook
12. Get Em Daddy - Bando Flee, Inf Da God ; Marquee
13. Rap Game - Babs Bunny ; Yung Flii Boy
14. The Essence - Method Man, Inf Da God, DV Aliak Khryst ; DJ Ace
Not many rappers have the longevity of Grand Daddy I.U. who has been in the game for over 30 years now. On "The Essence" The Smooth Assassin stays behind the boards and leaves all emceeing duties over to an all-star line-up of both legendary as up and coming rappers. The project features appearances from artists like Method Man, Sadat X, Ruste Juxx, Craig G, Large Professor, Rah Digga, Lil' Fame, O.C, Bumpy Knuckles, General Steele, D.V. Alias Khrist, Prince Po just to name a few, and of course his personal protegees Inf Da God and Shortee Sha. Limited to only 300 copies on CD!