R.I.P. Eyedea – My Top Ten Favorite Eyedea songs (C.A.T.T.L.E.)
Michael “Eyedea” Larsen was one of the most beloved figures in both the Twin Cities music scene and the worldwide underground soundscape. A passionate artist, compassionate thinker and genuine soul, his work was as varied as it was experimental. First rising to national prominence by winning the 2000 Blaze Battle, he soon ran to the opposite end of the rap spectrum and made some of the most complex conceptual rap music the genre’s ever heard. As a native Minneapolitian, it was great growing-up with Eyedea in the world. He was always an accessible, excited figure and really inspirational and influential on countless levels. He was our one-man Good Life Cafe. His numerous exploit across genres are too numerous to name, and for this special installment of Chaz’s Arbitrary Top Ten List Extravaganza, I’m just going to let the music speak for itself.
10 ) Eyedea & Abilities – “Music, Music”
9 ) Eyedea & Abilities – “One Twenty”
8 ) Eyedea – “Weird Side”
7 ) Eyedea – “Big Shots”
6 ) Eyedea f/ Sage Francis & Slug – “Embarassed”
5 ) Eyedea – “Even Shadows Have Shadows”
4 ) Eyedea – “Step by Step”
3 ) Eyedea – “Bottle Dreams”
2 ) Eyedea & Abilities – “Smile”
1 ) Eyedea & Abilities – “Now”
BONUS: Eyedea vs. RK – where Eyedea’s closing punchline is arguably the greatest moment in the history of rap battling.
A Fantastic, Raw interview with Chilly S
R.I.P. Michael “Eyedea” Larsen 11/9/81-10/16/10