Sad Day for Hip Hop; Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen Dead at 28

I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced the death of an artist I’ve admired so this is particularly new to me. I’m learning that this kind of loss is odd because while you don’t actually know the person, you still feel some kind of connection to them — maybe because you’ve gotten to know them so well through their medium. Well, reports today are saying that Micheal Larsen, aka Eyedea of Eyedea and Abilities aka Oliver Hart, passed away today at the young age of 28. Along with Atmosphere, Eyedea and Abilities was the first rap group to introduce me into the genre and they are ultimately responsible for getting me hooked. The song in this post was actually probably the second or third hip hop track I ever got into. As I said in the “Spin Cycle” post (found below), “Spin Cycle” has been one of the few pieces of art that has ever made me feel spiritual in any way. Not only will I miss him, but the hip hop community is going to miss him. One of a kind rapper and artist.

(The cause of death hasn’t been released yet but once I find out, I’ll update it here.)


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One Response to Sad Day for Hip Hop; Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen Dead at 28

  1. timothy says:

    eyedea was one of the first rappers i ever saw live. he was playing a free show at augsburg college with a few members of doomtree. a friend and i decided that since it was free it would be a good way to check out this scene we were curious about. doomtree killed it, and eyedea absolutely floored me with his freestyling. i was hooked on hip hop after that show.

    more recently, i had the good fortune to meet michael larson, freestyle with him, lay down a beat for him to freestyle, and share a drink with him. he was an incredibly down to earth guy considering his talent.

    the world – not just hip hop – lost a unique talent and generally kind human being. no doubt he will be missed.

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