On October 16, 2010, one of the my favorite artists and musical heroes tragically passed away at the age of 28. Michael Larsen, known to the world as Eyedea, was one of the biggest talents and most honest lyricists in hip-hop. He won numerous battles, including Scribble Jam in 1999 and Blaze Battle in 2000, and was half of the duo Eyedea & Abilities. I had a strong personal connection to his music, and his untimely passing has hit hard. Below are some of my favorite songs, freestyles, and battles from Eyedea, a true emcee who will forever survive through his rhymes.