R.I.P. Eyedea

Musical genius Eyedea passed away earlier this week at the young age of 28. Most famous for his freestyle abilities and wining the Scribble jab at 18, Eyedea as a musician, in the true sense of the word, reached a level that I think most people will never understand. As a solo artist his entirely self-produced album the Many Faces of Oliver Hart came out before he was twenty years old and is a hip-hop masterpiece. Not everyone likes the music, his style, his flow or what have you, but the power of his words is something no one can ever question. As one-half of Eyedea and Abilities, his group also broke new ground in hip-hop by combining top notch production and turntablism with heavy subject matter and a flow to match. Not to mention his live performances, other musical projects, and his influence on the Minnesota hip-hop scene and the Rhymesayers crew. A true talent the world will miss, rest in peace Eyedea.