Eyedea & Abilities was an American rap duo affiliated with Rhymesayers Entertainment and consisting of DJ Abilities and rapper Eyedea.

As the emcee half of this legendary, underground U.S. hip-hop act, Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen was a widely respected Freestyler on the Emcee Battle scene. He had a natural ability for creating intricate, intelligent and poetic rhymes with an incredible talent for verbal performance, which in my opinion far out classed the talents of his mainstream peers. Sadly Micheal died in his sleep on October 16, 2010 from opiate toxicity, his Cause of death was ruled as an accident by the attending medical examiner’s office.


Eyedea (Rapper & Freestyle Battle Champion)

Micheal Larsen (November 9, 1981 – October 16, 2010), known by his stage name Eyedea, was a well-known freestyle battle champion and underground rapper. His notable wins included the televised Blaze Battle sponsored by HBO (2000) and a victory at Scribble Jam (1999). He had appeared as a solo artist, and as the emcee half of the duo Eyedea & Abilities (along with long-time friend and collaborator DJ Abilities). His non-battle rhymes were generally philosophically or thematically based, and often told a definite narrative.

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DJ Abilities (born Gregory Keltgen) is a Minnesota-based hip-hop DJ affiliated with Rhymesayers Entertainment. With his emcee partner, the late Eyedea, he forms the group known as Eyedea & Abilities, also known as E&A. He also serves as the DJ for Semi.Official with Minneapolis rapper I Self Devine.

DJ Abilities is well known in the Midwest for being one of the best battle DJs in the local scene, having won both the 1999 and 2001 DMC Regional championships. He is also recognized as a talented producer. He and Eyedea are noted, above all, for their ability to interact in live on stage performances, as well as on record.

DJ Abilities served for some time as Atmosphere’s backup ⁄ tour DJ, but had chosen to work more with the Eyedea-Abilities duo.

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