YouTube Screen Capture Eyedea and Blueprint from Blueprint's New Video
This year marks a half-decade since the world lost cherished Minnesotan and underground hip-hop icon Michael "Eyedea" Larsen. Whether you were a fan of his experimental recorded work, his razor-sharp battle rhymes, or his jaw-dropping innovative freestyles, Eyedea excelled in every way one could measure an MC.
His passing left a void in rap circles that will probably never be filled, and with each year providing more distance from his unexpected passing, more artists who knew Eyedea are finally feeling comfortable enough to process their grief and memorialize him in song. Given that two of the most touching, from Murs and Blueprint, were released in the past month, we've assembled some of the most touching Eyedea tributes.