Posts Tagged ‘Eyedea’

The Art Of Freestyle

Posted: November 27, 2010 in Word
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There are few that can perform an actual freestyle the way it should be done, a.k.a. “off the top” or “off the dome” as they say, without saying any pre-written stuff. And that’s what separates the great MC’s from the weak cats wannabes. Here are 3 videos of how it should be done.

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I freakin love this beat. And the lyrics….damn!

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Paradise For A Monster

Posted: October 23, 2010 in Word
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Another one for Mickey !

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Three days ago marked the passing of one well known underground emcee, one who was loved by his fans for his writing skills and praised for his ability to freestyle, winning two big freestyle championships (the first in 1999 at Scribble Jam, while the second in 2001 at Blaze Battle). Many of you have surely heard of Eyedea, but maybe you aren’t very familiar with his music. He has released three critically acclaimed albums with DJ Abilities, three other solo releases and not to mention numerous features with fellow Rhymesayers people. His early passing came as a shock to the underground community as he was just one month shy of 29. I’ll say it again : 29! You probably don’t realize, but this guy didn’t even get to live half his life and yet he spoke about it in his rhymes as if he’s been here for more than 60 years. And each and every one of has can learn a thing or two from his songs, so I advice you to listen to some of his music at least…maybe the songs below can give you a little insight of what he was like and how his music turned out. The sad thing is that he will probably become one of those people that will be missed more and appreciated more after he’s gone rather than when he was alive. That’s very unfair, but that’s how life is…

R.I.P. Eyedea !

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Plastic Soldiers

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Word
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You’re not any less of a man if you don’t pull the trigger, you’re not necessarily a man if you do.

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