October 18th, 2010
06:09 PM ET
St. Paul, Minnesota rapper Eyedea has passed away, CNN has confirmed. The artist, born Michael Larsen, was 28. No other details about his passing have been released.
Eyedea, who came to fame as part of the indie label Rhymesayers, was well-known for his tight delivery as well as for holding his own in freestyle battles, such as HBO’s “Blaze Battle” and Ohio’s “Scribble Jam.”
In a statement on the label's website, his mother said, "It is with great pain and sadness that I tell you my son Mikey (Eyedea) has passed away. At this time we kindly request you respect our privacy as we process this devastating loss."
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