|Rapper Eyedea dies|
2010-10-17 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 59 Replies | 7760 Views
Rapper Michael Larsen, known by his stage name Eyedea, has died at the age of 28.
Larsen was one half of the Minneapolis duo Eyedea & Abilities, as well as an accomplished solo performer and battle rapper.
The exact cause of death is unknown, however it is understood that Larsen's mother Kathy found him on Sunday morning and broke the news on Facebook later in the day.
She wrote: "It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away. At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss. On behalf of Mikey’s family, close friends and fans."
Larsen's mother has begun a fund in order to cover the costs of his burial.
Damn, I remember listening to "First Born" a while back. He had style on the mic. R.I.P.
Damn, just got his album recently...
holy shit is this for real? RIP. he was slug's hype man for awhile too
this is the shit.
Digging: Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Never heard of him but that still sucks, RIP
i knew this would happen. i sent in a news article on this and look, dave posted it under his name. kinda butthurt now
also, RIP. Great artist
Eyedea was 1 of my ex's favourite rappers
RIP you will be missed
anybody else donating to the funeral services?
think im gonna spin some eyedea right now
I would if I weren't flat broke. Definitely seems like a good enough reason to give "First Born" another listen.
28 years old... fucking tragedy. rip
i see your point. this hit me pretty hard because i hanged out with this guy 2 or 3 times and he was real cool to me
NOOOOOOO FUCK NOOOOOOO
RIP man. Ily
Man was brilliant.
Oh snap, that's rough. In either case, giving him my iPod's attention for the remainder of the day.
He was my favorite rapper.
An absolute lyrical genius.
eyedea was the man
This is so sad, he was an amazing lyricist and such a witty guy. RIP
oh my god.... he was the best freestyler ever
Wow, that came out of nowhere. I used to spin E&A so much back in the day. RIP.
Digging: Self Defense Family - You Are Beneath Me
rip but ive never heard of him
RIP : (
It's a sad day for Minnesota hip-hop.
Digging: Dean Blunt - The Redeemer
RIP rap in peace brother
rapper was mad decent. RIP
Digging: Self Defense Family - Try Me
Wow. I had no idea he was that young. R.I.P.
Digging: RVIVR - The Beauty Between
dude was ridiculously talented, hip hop lost a great one
Digging: Grave Miasma - Odori Sepulcrorum
Shit. Rest in peace.
so young and so talented.. just a god damned shame
Probably died from natural causes.
very sad news.
WHAT? this sucks. one of my favorite rappers ever.
Holy shit. Guy was awesome. RIP
damn, just heard about this and checked his shit out.... dude dying is a serious shame. he will be missed i'm sure. rip
talented dude. too young to die. damn shame.
Oh man... Dude...
Wow, RIP you will be missed. great rapper
Didn't he win that freestyle battle tv show years ago?
@AgentZero Yes he did. Blaze Battle on HBO. He completely outclassed everyone else. Eminem couldn't even make himself look better in a scripted movie.
:[ Rhyme in Peace Eyedea
Bump to Agentzero. This man is my biggest influence in hip hop, spent the whole next day listenin to all his songs and shit. Then the next week writing about it.
I have an eyedea
This happened two years ago, Mastille.