Nov 16

A Celebration of Michael Larsen

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Footage from the Eyedea Tribute from RSE

Music: Oliver Hart – Here For You –

Last Tuesday, November 9, 2010, a capacity-filled crowd gathered at First Avenue to celebrate the life of Mikey “eyedea” Larsen. The evening spanned five hours to which many people donated their time, energy and talent. It was a dedication in its truest form and a tribute that will not be forgotten. The Fans, friends, peers and family joined together in the First Avenue main room to show their support, love and dedication to a person we all miss dearly.

A very special thank you to: all the fans, Slug, Kevin Beacham, Carnage, No Bird Sing, Kristoff Krane, Roma Di Luna, Carbon Carousel, Glo Pesci, the Abstract Pack, the Battlecats, Felipe Cuauhtli, DJ Abilities, Kimya Dawson, Themselves, Alpha Consumer, Face Candy, Aesop Rock, Michael Gaughan, Knoname, Educated Consumers, Psalm One, Andrew Broder, Sector 7G, Joe Horton, Randy Hawkins, Ryoji Suguro, Twin Cities Music Community Trust, Staff and Management at First Avenue, The Depot, Pizza Luce, Tour Supply, Fifth Element, ETix, Downtown Sound and every friend and family member that helped put on such a beautiful celebration for an even more beautiful person. Thank You.

For a great moment to moment detailed breakdown of the Celebration of the Life of MIkey “eyedea” Larsen, please read the following by Andrea Swensson:

Video shot by Skye Rossi

Sage Francis commented: Beautiful footage of the Eyedea tribute show at First Avenue on Nov 9th. Much love to all the people who helped make this event such an amazing event in celebration of Mikey’s life. In case you didn’t know, when you roll with Rhymesayers you are in very good hands.

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Oct 17

R.I.P. Michael “Eyedea” Larsen

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Just heard some devastating news from Billy Jam, “Emcee and renowned freestyle battle champ Eyedea suddenly passed today (Oct 17th). Actual cause of death is not confirmed yet but reports all indicated that the rapper born Micheal Larsen was found dead by his mother, Kathy Averill , earlier today. He was only 28 and a few weeks shy of his 29th birthday.”

His mom posted on his Facebook page today, “It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away.  At this time we kindly request your respect and our privacy as we process this devastating loss.

We do, however, welcome your kind words, memories, and positive thoughts. We have created a Paypal account and are accepting donations towards the cost of his services. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by accessing this link:

On behalf of Mikey’s family, close friends and fans. Thank you.

-Kathy Averill

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Jul 13

Eyedea & Abilities – “By The Throat” Drops 7-21-09

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