Eyedea

"Micheal Larsen, known by his stage name Eyedea, was a well-known freestyle battle champion and underground rapper. His notable wins included the televised Blaze Battle sponsored by HBO (2000) and a victory at Scribble Jam (1999). He had appeared as a solo artist, and as the emcee half of the duo Eyedea & Abilities (along with longtime friend and collaborator DJ Abilities). His non-battle rhymes were generally philosophically or thematically based, and often told a definite narrative."

Eyedea was a dope rapper and freestyler, you may have heard of his death in the news recently, which they still haven't found a cause, but the man in my humble opinion was one of the most original and prominent backpack-styled artists of our age. His abilities to freestyle off the dome were absolutely ridiculous, take Supernatural's lyrical ability and slap it on an average looking white guy and thats what you have. Eyedea was signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment by Slug and that's when he began to tour across the nation, doing radio shows and just murdering beats. We're all going to miss you Eyedea, Rest In Peace.

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Single: Shadows Have Shadows

22 Response to "Eyedea"

  1. Lepoidim says:

    Nice, really like this.

    I'm not a big fan of this music, but it's nice to get some insight. Eyedea doesnt seem that bad. Even to me.

    nice video!

    the lyrics are eerily prophetic.
    rip mang

    nice lyrics

    Koniworld says:

    nice video following

    DavidMade says:

    The one thing I enjoyed about it were the Lyrics. Pretty decent though.

    Interesting stuff. Lyrics are great.

    Oh man, I remember Sage Francis mourning this dude on Facebook.

    I'm almost ashamed to admit this is the first time I've ever listened to him, he's dope! More accessible than Aesop Rock, more complex than Slug, less obscure than Doseone, better at metaphor and wordplay than Sage... this guy might have been my favorite alt-rapper.

    :(

    2Beer1Sip says:

    nice song bro

    Fuuuuuuuu says:

    that's pretty cool

    miecak says:

    I truly don't know anything about rap music.

    This is what it has to do with spaghetti. http://bit.ly/d3DzFF Nothing.

    Jem Star says:

    Cool video!

    Didn't really like the beat, but he had some cool lyrics.

    cool video!

    Original beat. I like it.

    nick says:

    wow thats really great

    Mc Uncool says:

    too much text mate -.-
    ill read it later

    this guy seems legit

    I would like his music

    Stibbz says:

    I was definately shocked when I heard he died, he was a great rapper. Even though I didn't listen to him alot, he will be missed in the underground hip-hop
    R.I.P. Eyedea

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