News has been quickly spreading around the Internet the past couple of days that Michael “Eyedea” Larsen passed away on Monday October 18, 2010 at his parents’ home. He was a well-respected battle rapper and freestyler amongst Hip-Hop heads on the underground indie circuit, perhaps most known for being one half of the rap duo Eyedea & Abilities.
At this time, the cause of death is a mystery. Eyedea’s Mother, however, announced the following his Facebook fanpage yesterday morning:
“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, thank you.”
This is another great loss of talent for the Hip-Hop community. For now, though, let us remember Eyedea for his exceptional flow and personal lyrics that he blessed us with throughout his short career.
Proving himself on Sway & Tech’s ‘The Wake Up Show’ (w/Slug):
(Drunk, Comical) Battle Vs. Murs:
Eyedea & Abilities: ‘Junk’ Music Video: