St. Paul rapper Micheal 'Eyedea' Lars...

St. Paul rapper Micheal 'Eyedea' Larsen, 28, found dead of unknown cause

There are 60 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 15, 2010, titled St. Paul rapper Micheal 'Eyedea' Larsen, 28, found dead of unknown cause. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

St. Paul rapper Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen died Sunday morning of unexplained causes.

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Mormon Nailer

United States

#61 Oct 18, 2010
A lady in St Paul wrote:
Dude was a rapper..? I never even heard of him... possibly waaaaaay underground rapper or something
Try the TOP of the f'ing underground. Obviously you know nothing.
Mormon Nailer

United States

#62 Oct 18, 2010
When my best friend died (another articulate, talented and unique wordsmith) Eyedea and a handful of other local artists that inspired us was willing to play at the memorial concert I put on his honor. He was truly grateful and felt privileged to be involved in what I was doing, so much that he played at the next two installations of the memorial concert as well. He was a good friend and a great source of support and inspiration in a dark time when I needed it the most. I hope the friends whose lives he affected have someone that can do the same for them. You will be missed, Mike.

And all you folks who have nothing better to do than insensitively writing thoughtless comments on a story about a man you know nothing about, take a much needed break for a day, will ya? Show a little humanity.
RIP

Saint Paul, MN

#63 Oct 18, 2010
This dude was the best freestyler/improvisational rapper. I'm so sad.
laughing at you

Stillwater, MN

#66 Oct 18, 2010
Ummm, Hello, Pioneer Press, it's, Michael, NOT Micheal... R.I.P
Much love.
laughing at you

Stillwater, MN

#67 Oct 18, 2010
FYI wrote:
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And appoligize is spelled apologize. You should really be up on your spelling, before you correct others, no?
The Pioneer Press may want to crack a book too. Micheal???
Carbon Copy

Saint Paul, MN

#68 Oct 18, 2010
Ya, but did die in a Holiday Inn Express?
RJS wrote:
Thanks to the previous 11 posters who came to say they don't know Eyedea (it's called google), care that he died, and that they hate hip hop. Thanks for dropping by his death notice to leave those pearls of wisdom.
Eyedea was an articulate, bright wordsmith that will truly be missed. He was in the wave of hip-hop that changed the norm from rapping about women and cars to that of thought, role playing, experimenting, and reflection.
He was truly a talented artist in many mediums, and it was an honor to be a fan able to watch him grow and change throughout the years through his art. My heart goes out to his family and everyone at RSE.
He was a local kid who made it...
Right On

Minneapolis, MN

#69 Oct 18, 2010
laughing at you wrote:
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The Pioneer Press may want to crack a book too. Micheal???
That's how his name is spelled.

“Earn it one day at a time”

Since: Sep 09

Madison WI

#70 Oct 18, 2010
This is nuts, movin to Woodbury
icesumthin

Circle Pines, MN

#71 Oct 18, 2010
i can talk & i can walk & i can walk while i talk & i can rapp while i crapp...rappin & crappin & talkin & walkin & rymin & chymin while i'm writtin in the brightnes.

i'm a talented rapper y'all....know what i'm sayn
dang

Minneapolis, MN

#72 Oct 18, 2010
Just heard one of their tracks on the radio yesterday and was pretty impressed (not really into rap much these days.) Too bad. Definitely had talent. One of the few rap songs these days where I turned it up instead of changing the station.
another mother

Saint Paul, MN

#73 Oct 18, 2010
heart.. too young to die.. condolences to family and friends
StP

Saint Paul, MN

#74 Oct 18, 2010
Murder Of Memories is my favorite song of all time. It may be one that the older generation can relate to also.
JAdams

Saint Paul, MN

#75 Oct 18, 2010
My condolences to his mother. It is heartbreaking to lose a child.
Oliver Hart

Portland, OR

#77 Oct 18, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
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Just an FYI-
Beatles was used because it had "beat" in it, you know, that music-ee term?
Just thought you would want to be informed as well.
Also, the death notices are in the Obit section, this, is just a discussion board.
Again, just thought you would want to be informed.
I understand why they came up with the name Beatles, you informed me of nothing. It doesn't change the fact that it is a play on the word "beetles" and it is not spelled correctly.

I didn't mean to use the term "death notice" so literally. This is an article that is simply about a young man passing away. That's it.

However, since we are in the mood of informing one another, well, of you attempting to inform me of something that everyone knows. Your last sentence has extra comma. It should read "Also, the death notices are in the Obit.(if you are shortening a word, you should use a period) section, this is a discussion board".

So yeah, thanks for attempting to inform me and you're welcome for your little grammar lesson. In 3rd grade, I actually went to english class instead of pissing on people's graves.
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#78 Oct 19, 2010
Oliver Hart wrote:
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I understand why they came up with the name Beatles, you informed me of nothing. It doesn't change the fact that it is a play on the word "beetles" and it is not spelled correctly.
I didn't mean to use the term "death notice" so literally. This is an article that is simply about a young man passing away. That's it.
However, since we are in the mood of informing one another, well, of you attempting to inform me of something that everyone knows. Your last sentence has extra comma. It should read "Also, the death notices are in the Obit.(if you are shortening a word, you should use a period) section, this is a discussion board".
So yeah, thanks for attempting to inform me and you're welcome for your little grammar lesson. In 3rd grade, I actually went to english class instead of pissing on people's graves.
You wrote, "Your last sentence has extra comma."
Ok, Tarzan.
Bwahahahahahahahahahah, what a dip5hit.
AlrightyThen

United States

#79 Oct 20, 2010
Affula wrote:
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I certainly hope you don't serve as anyone's role model, or influence any children. If we're gonna paint broad strokes, as for a "rapper", I doubt you could find a much better role model. As for a "human", I doubt I could find a much worse one than you.
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Pot calling the kettle black? Speaking of producing something that makes absolutely no positive contribution to society, your comment seem to fit that bill infinitly more than Eyedea's life.
Anything that counts on "street cred" and ultimately glorifies and garners respect for time spent in prison does not positively contribute to society. "Rap" is nothing more than a medium for no-talent, least common denominator types to desperately attempt to grab at some sort of notoriety.
And yes, I am of an older generation. I feel sorry for the generation that has been dealt this to work with in order to be considered trend setting in their time. We've degenerated culturally to rap, reality TV, and Jackass 3D. What a waste!
Tripp

Manchester, CT

#80 Oct 20, 2010
AlrightyThen wrote:
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Anything that counts on "street cred" and ultimately glorifies and garners respect for time spent in prison does not positively contribute to society. "Rap" is nothing more than a medium for no-talent, least common denominator types to desperately attempt to grab at some sort of notoriety.
And yes, I am of an older generation. I feel sorry for the generation that has been dealt this to work with in order to be considered trend setting in their time. We've degenerated culturally to rap, reality TV, and **** 3D. What a waste!
You spoke a little too soon there, Alrighty Then. Maybe you should go back and learn a little about Mikey's music and then comment. There are many rappers who are not categorized as "gangsta". They are able to create intricate stories wound with rhymes that actually have some meaning about real life experiences.

Do a little research please. The music world didn't stop at your worn out eight track tape of Peaches & Herb.
AlrightyThen

United States

#81 Oct 20, 2010
Tripp wrote:
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You spoke a little too soon there, Alrighty Then. Maybe you should go back and learn a little about Mikey's music and then comment. There are many rappers who are not categorized as "gangsta". They are able to create intricate stories wound with rhymes that actually have some meaning about real life experiences.
Do a little research please. The music world didn't stop at your worn out eight track tape of Peaches & Herb.
Ah, and that's where you rappers are overly presumptuous, the part about "Mikey's music." You assume too much when you consider that anything associating rap/hip-hop to music is nothing other than completely coincidental. I am a musician, and I listen to new music that catches my ear (Kings of Leon?), as well as that which is much, much older than I've been around. There's too much out there that is so much better than anything your genre (and I use the term very loosely here) will ever have to offer. Why waste my time on it?
Putting all that aside, it is sad on any occasion to learn of a man who has passed away at the relatively young age of 28, and may he rest in peace.
RJS

Saint Paul, MN

#82 Oct 23, 2010
AlrightyThen wrote:
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Ah, and that's where you rappers are overly presumptuous, the part about "Mikey's music." You assume too much when you consider that anything associating rap/hip-hop to music is nothing other than completely coincidental. I am a musician, and I listen to new music that catches my ear (Kings of Leon?), as well as that which is much, much older than I've been around. There's too much out there that is so much better than anything your genre (and I use the term very loosely here) will ever have to offer. Why waste my time on it?
Putting all that aside, it is sad on any occasion to learn of a man who has passed away at the relatively young age of 28, and may he rest in peace.
Ok fine, you hate hip hop. I hate football, do you see me cruising all the articles in the sports section to tell the commenters I hate that sport? What a waste! There are billions of websites devoted to hating hip hop and musical genre discussions. Go there, and let Eyedea fans, who have the same right to love him as you do to hate him, talk about his life, work, and death. Peace.
kdabber

Anaheim, CA

#83 Jul 6, 2015
Anyone Ever listen to carbon caresoul or face candy? Mikeys real shit?

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