Eyedea's family responds to cause of ...

Eyedea's family responds to cause of death

There are 44 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 18, 2010, titled Eyedea's family responds to cause of death. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The family of St. Paul rapper Michael "Eyedea" Larsen released a statement today, in response to how he died.

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ass

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Nov 20, 2010
Seriously Folks wrote:
Slug & Sage...I'm sorry, what? Who?****!!
why are you reading this if you know nothing about this person. leave him alone
miimii

Bronx, NY

#25 Nov 22, 2010
Clearly some of you don't know...so for your information, he was a great artist who made art that spoke to/touched/influenced the people who found it,... and he always treated fans like friends. He will be missed and remembered by MANY. And anyway, why would you be making a big deal about someone you never even heard of? A lot of other people have. Just because the music isn't mainstream doesn't mean it didn't have an impact.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#26 Nov 22, 2010
miimii wrote:
Clearly some of you don't know...so for your information, he was a great artist who made art that spoke to/touched/influenced the people who found it,... and he always treated fans like friends. He will be missed and remembered by MANY. And anyway, why would you be making a big deal about someone you never even heard of? A lot of other people have. Just because the music isn't mainstream doesn't mean it didn't have an impact.
Maybe you could give us a sample of his songs lyrics?
My Cousin Vinny Law

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Nov 25, 2010
cause of death- STUPID
WolfOfTheSteppe

Del Rio, TX

#29 Dec 4, 2010
yo "Schnizzle Fizzle"- just because you hadn't heard of him until his death doesn't make him small time. You are only discrediting yourself by making such statement after admitting you hadn't heard of him before. He did in fact leave a legacy. Eyedea has been making waves in the underground hiphop scene since the mid-late 90's. He had a tremedous artistic mind and will be sorely missed. That said, I figured it was drugs the second I heard the news. His heavy psychological/philosophical lyricism might as well have been branded as drug inspired. Sadly a genre of music dominated by filth and ignorence has lost one of the few who elevated HipHop to status art.
AntiMelting

Garden City, MI

#30 Dec 4, 2010
WolfOfTheSteppe wrote:
yo "Schnizzle Fizzle"- just because you hadn't heard of him until his death doesn't make him small time. You are only discrediting yourself by making such statement after admitting you hadn't heard of him before. He did in fact leave a legacy. Eyedea has been making waves in the underground hiphop scene since the mid-late 90's. He had a tremedous artistic mind and will be sorely missed. That said, I figured it was drugs the second I heard the news. His heavy psychological/philosophical lyricism might as well have been branded as drug inspired. Sadly a genre of music dominated by filth and ignorence has lost one of the few who elevated HipHop to status art.
Hmm,a legacy...I'm sure we will all get to pay for that. Artistic = others paying something. Hope his fam does well.
kali Kenection

Prather, CA

#31 Feb 9, 2012
Ron wrote:
wow...what a shocker...a 20-something rock star dies...of an overdose of something.
too bad soo sad. I guess his life of music, family and friends didnt mean as much to him as y'all profess he meant to you.
now...who was he again???
Its funny how some of you "followers" of this crap wait on pins and needles wondering what could have befeld such a young..eehhh...artist.
Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain, Presley, etc, etc...the list just gets bigger. The only difference is that these 4 musicians were actually talented enough for those outside MPLS/St. Paul to have heard of 'em.
Anyways, since no one really "deserves" to die unless one is on death row, thoughts go out to the family.
You are such a fuckin lethargic devil obviously u dont understand adddiction at all this was someone who struggled with addiction cuz he was so smart he used drugs to dumb himself down to relate retards like you i can say i live in the mountains of cali in a small hick town and eyedea is huge out here so shut ur mouth i dont think that anyone values negetivity and it will get u no were so just a suggestion do something to make a diffence.By the way i relate to his shit as a child with a high IQ every one is always takin cheap shots at you it makes it difficult not to numb and dumb down for society w/ drugs and just to feel normal.
Love to Eyedea

Aarhus, Denmark

#32 May 13, 2012
Love to Micheal, all I have to say. He made a difference in my life.
you people make me sick

United States

#33 Oct 2, 2012
eyedea changed my life
he has dozens of videos on youtube to those who feel like thats what defines a legacy?
He declined a major record deal from Puff daddy after winning the nationally televised HBO blaze Battle.
Im disgusted at how people can conjure such objective opinions on someone they know nothing about.
Ste

Reading, UK

#34 Feb 1, 2013
Ron you're an ignorant idiot. I'm from Ireland, live in England and I been a fan of Eyedea for the past 10 years (quite a bit outside MN) since he put out his 2nd album at the age of 19 (which is just one album of an impressive 'body of work' spanning many genres to the person who claimed all he had was a few youtube videos).
Just because his music didn't fit in with your mainstream radio doesn't mean he wasn't talented (its also well known fact that Eyedea turned down the chance of mainstream success, turning down a record deal offered by puff daddy following his win of the blaze mc battle when he was still a teenager).
I'm clearly biased as a fan but he did in fact have a legacy within underground hiphop and I think he derserves respect for the fact that he stuck to his guns and made the music he wanted to make despite the backlash and lack of success he knew it would bring him.
To say a person didn't care for their friends/family because of a substance problem is pretty judgemental and some of the comments on here are straight up sickening.
Mike

Plymouth, MA

#35 Oct 25, 2013
all of these comments are insane. he was clearly a heroin addict and many of his songs and lyrics reflected this. all the same, great artist R.I.P.
Paradise

Sacramento, CA

#36 Dec 29, 2013
I know I'm three years late, but you all are so wrong. Mikey was much more than a "rock star", he stood for positivity and intelligence. He was one of the smartest men to ever pick up a microphone and express something. I think Kathy is in the right for saying what she did, no one should be judging her decisions. R.EYE.P
apc

Missoula, MT

#37 Jan 16, 2014
you ppl who don't know who he was and think he wassant an artist or ispiration to many ppl are diluted and ignorant for even commenting about something you clearly know nothing about.
eyedea weloveu

Toronto, Canada

#38 Apr 6, 2014
Seriously Folks wrote:
Slug & Sage...I'm sorry, what? Who? WTF!!
wow buddy you don't know ish about anything do ya pivotal life moment bystander
eyedea weloveu

Toronto, Canada

#39 Apr 6, 2014
This man was the template for hip hop and when I say man I should say he set the bar for lyrics today as a 14 year old writing machine in '95 when no one rhymed like he did, I feel as though Mikey is my friend by the way that his music makes us smile and that's what a best friend will always do and does
eyedea weloveu

Toronto, Canada

#40 Apr 7, 2014
AntiMelting wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm,a legacy...I'm sure we will all get to pay for that. Artistic = others paying something. Hope his fam does well.
Yeah, he was one of a kind here's a sample of a clever toned song was recited with some friends

http://m.youtube.com/watch...
Lyrics - his verse
That changes the whole scene, back breaking and no brain
You call it a lack of sleep, I call it God's coke
Caine sugar, I'm eye to eye with what you're looking for
Street smart, poison as a book worm
I took turns trying to heal
I look like I learned how to die when I fake a couple lies just to feel
You took a breath and give power to powder
Now life leaving your eyes looks like a fish pulled out the water
It might be in disguise as the highest I can try
Or your perfect lips but don't lie to yourself if death ain't crawling towards
Fall apart, my windows are all walls and doors
It always seems simple when it's wearing the mask of small chore
I'll force me onto me again
From sea to shining sea I'll always drown in salt to keep my friends
Weekends end and morning sick leaves my skin
I've always been bored with what was happening since I was kid
Can you dig? You get the same off every hit
But you keep the light till your hunger pains to feed your fix
Crystal Sauseda

Berwyn, IL

#41 Jun 28, 2014
It is almost 4 years that Mikey has been gone. I deeply feel sorry for those of you who could not even come close to touch the essence of what Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen was, and continues to be. He was a human being among others that silently suffered in their own addictions...whether it be shopping, sex, eating habits....it does not matter, this too is like a drug, that chemically taints our brain to continue something we can't grasp or take control of. So, why make false claims on a person you never met?! He did in fact contribute a ton of his time, generosity, attention, love, and So many smiles to the community! He was a bright light that gave.....rather than took! It's usually the brightest of stars that dim out the fastest, and that's what he was. He was a man that acknowledged others, and took the time to talk to everyone, and at the end of the conversation he'd make you think you were talking to an old friend. It saddens me that SO many people can be SO ignorant to what was and is. He is, and will always be one in a million. The world has lost a great person, And instead of passing judgment we should look at it as a lesson in life....just something else he taught us to not do or live by his mistakes. He may have knew this might happen, and he might have been ok with it, but no one lives forever. And for those of you still grieving.....look at it as a celebration of what was, and continues to be the life of Micheal Larsen!
-Crystal
Jay Flo

Hemet, CA

#42 Jul 26, 2014
Eyedea is legendery. He is still remembered, and was a highly enlightened soul, often using drugs to induce the spiritual realm. Don't slander his name like he was your average junkie. His music was and remains beautiful. R.I.P
Kealas

Auckland, New Zealand

#43 Nov 24, 2014
What the f*** is up with all this hate for eyedea on this article? Sounds like half of the people on this page aren't even in to hip hop. Eyedea is a genuine legend who will always be remembered. Who said Eyedea is only known inside Mpls? I live in New Zealand and have been listening to Eyedea since 04. Fuck the haters R.EYE.P Mikey.
ThinkLikeYaEnemy

San Antonio, TX

#44 Nov 29, 2014
Abilities was raw
Eyedea not so much
Highly overrated MC from
highly overrated scene

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