The underground hip-hop community has lost a great artist in Micheal Larsen, aka Eyedea. Either on the solo tip, with Face Candy, or most famously with DJ Abilities, Larsen’s knack for twisting words and syllables without losing a concept or theme was unbelievable. When I was slowly but surely hearing better hip-hop in the early 2000s, Eyedea & Abilities were one of my favorite acts. I was taken by the intense scratching, wild delivery, and altogether fantastic music created by the duo.
Rest In Peace Micheal Larsen.
Stream “Now”, one of many personal favorites, below. Hit the skip for some videos of Eyedea ripping apart opponents in freestyle battles.